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Productivity

Top 7 Affordable Analytics Tools to Hack Your Startup’s Growth

By | May 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

In entrepreneurship, there’s no such thing as overnight success. You can plan every detail of your startup’s launch, but you can never fully prepare for unexpected roadblocks to growth. You can only embrace these ongoing challenges and accept them as stepping stones. Once upon…

Tips & How To’s

4 Tested Ways to Boost Conversions with Google Analytics

By | May 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Nobody – not even the smartest marketers – can build a successful online business overnight. You can only have a good start, monitor performance over time, and continue building your online brand from there. For this, you need to be adaptive to the latest trends…

Tips & How To’s

34 Metrics That Startup Founders Need to Track [Infographic]

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Success as a startup is measured in a lot of different ways. Some people think a high valuation is the key to turning heads in the business world, while others believe traction is the only real way to make waves as a new company. But…

Opinion/Analysis

Cloud Computing Is on the Rise as Big Data and IoT Merge

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

Cloud computing is expected to quadruple within the next few years. It’s predicted that only 8 percent of all workloads will continue to be processed by traditional data centers, while 92 percent will be processed by cloud data centers. Recent estimates by Cisco predict that…

Inspiration

Phoenix

Life as an NBA Data Scientist – Interview

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

Kids all around the country gravitate to the parks, YMCAs and school gyms to shoot hoops and pursue their dream to play in the NBA. For Anthony So, the realism of playing with Kobe was not in his future, but the ability to work near…

Business

San Francisco

Three Tips for Boosting Organic Growth of Your Startup

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

Recently, Mike Duboe, Head of Growth at Tilt and Jareau Wade, Commerce Platform Manager at Pinterest lead a Growth Study Hall at the Galvanize San Francisco campus. The Study Hall began with a summary of the early days of Tilt when Mike and Jareau were…

Business

3 Innovative Startups Making Big Data Manageable for Everyone

By | Dec 21, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Big data culture has become pervasive across all sectors, from Amazon delivering on shopper personalization strategies by leveraging real time insights, to presidential candidates steering campaign efforts with predictive modeling around voter sentiment. As the practical applications of analytics continue to grow, as does the…

Business

The Impact of Big Data and Analytics on Manufacturing [Infographic]

By | Dec 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm

As you may know, big data and software analytics have had a tremendous impact on modern industries. Industry disruptors like Google, Tesla, and Uber have used the many benefits presented by big data to expand into new markets, improve customer relations, and enhance the supply…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Jeff Judge of Bright on Building the Future of Business Intelligence

By | Dec 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Everyone is looking for success in the startup world. But with out the proper metrics, it can be impossible to figure out what’s working and what’s not. Fortunately, there are people out there looking to give you all the insight you need to succeed….

Data

Chicago

Founder of Civis Analytics Talks About Solving Big Problems With Big Data

By | Nov 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Dan Wagner is the founder and CEO of Civis Analytics, a startup that helps companies, non-profits, and campaigns leverage their data to develop smarter strategy, make better decisions, and build stronger, big data-driven organizations. Before founding Civis Analytics, Dan Wagner was the chief analytics…

Business

Here’s How Bots Can Take Down Your Startup’s Website

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Bots. A word that brings fear and concern to even the most savvy technology user, as it should. While some bots are helpful to your startup’s website, there are plenty of malicious ones out there looking to take it down. Bad bots can generate false…

Opinion/Analysis

Hardhats to Hard-Drives: How Tech Is Saving the Oil and Gas Industry (and the Earth)

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Oil and Gas (O&G) companies all over the globe have been hit hard by the recent oil price drop. Since the crash began in June 2014, the 300 largest global oil and gas companies have recorded $2.3 trillion in stock market losses. Companies in…

Business

9 Key Sales Metrics You Need to Track to Stay Competitive

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Tracking your sales metrics can do a lot to improve your efforts. A vigilant watch on the sales metrics facilitates evaluating and forecasting performance of the sales team. Consistent and accurate tracking of sales metrics helps to spot and identify any leakage in the…

Startup

DC

Can Your Big Data Startup Help the Government?

By | Jul 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Government-focused accelerator program Dcode42 has officially opened it’s Fall 2016 applications. This cycle, the program is specifically seeking companies that work in the Big Data and analytics space. Any analytics or big data startup will be well poised through the Dcode42 program: The US government is the…

Tips & How To’s

Why Investing in Real-Time Business Intelligence Is a Must

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 10:00 pm

As the modern world continues to grow older, one thing always stands out to me as a constant: We humans are obsessed with improvement, constantly bettering ourselves with new technologies that perform more efficiently, produce improved outputs or just offer an increase in speed. In…

Opinion/Analysis

Big Data Analytics and the Evolution of the Supply Chain

By | May 23, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Companies today are nearly overrun with massive amounts of data about their customers, suppliers, and even potential markets thanks to evolving digital technologies. While it’s commonly said that information is power, if you don’t make proper use of that data, it’s all but useless….

Startups & Apps

5 Tools for Better Customer Acquisition

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Customer acquisition can be defined as the simple act of getting customers to buy from your business. It should be easy and affordable, as 70 percent of companies say it’s cheaper to retain customers than to attract them. But there are many aspects of customer acquisition…