Ricky Saw the Light: Software Re-Engineering Isn’t Just About Expense!

Reengineering
I want to tell you about a conversation I had with my boss Ricky, regarding software re-engineering and the need to spruce up and improve our applications and websites to accommodate our customers, partners, suppliers and business users. As soon as I sat down, Ricky said, 'I don’t think software reengineering is worth the expense. We don't really need it and we won't get enough benefit."
Details >

Don’t Wait to be Served! Self-Serve BI is the Way to Go!

independence
Is there anyone left on the planet who thinks business intelligence (BI) is a luxury? Probably not! Everyone knows that measurable, integrated business intelligence is key to business success, both in the local and the global business market. All managers know that BI can improve productivity, strategic alignment, employee accountability and empowerment, and the quality of business decisions, and speed and effectiveness of market action.
Details >

True Data Discovery Can Transform Business Users into Citizen Data Scientists

If you have BI Tools and you have business users who are expected to use these BI tools, you may be frustrated! Are your users struggling to understand a complex system, or are they restricted by dashboards created by IT to satisfy their needs? Is your data integration incomplete or inaccurate. Maybe you think you need business intelligence solution training for business users to become power users.
Details >

SIX Questions and SIX Steps to Through-the-Roof, Human-Centric BI and Metrics-Driven Results

AR-BI-35
When considering a BI solution, focus on a human-centric approach to software design. The business is comprised of people (not machines) and software solutions must satisfy user needs, rather than focusing on a particular platform, framework or technology. This human-centric approach is critical to creating any kind of software or interface, but especially so when one considers business intelligence (BI) user interfaces and dashboards. Details >

Customer Retention and Conversion. Great User Experience IS the Answer

Ux-Improvement
At a conference last week, I ran into Rick, an old colleague from a previous employer. Rick told me about a problem he had with a drop-off in conversion on a business website. His company hired a consultant to upgrade their product sales website and create a mobile app so customers could browse and purchase products on smart phones. After the launch, the enterprise noticed a decline in sales on the site, and poor results in user

Do you like WordPress?

WordPress 4.0 and Beyond
With over 4 million downloads, WordPress is a sure fire, can’t afford to miss when it comes to a good solution. Depending on whom you ask, some would not touch WordPress even if it’s the only option left. Care to guess why? Well, WordPress is a framework based on PHP, back then it was just a blog, it was a desired CMS, later it became a CMS and PHP has over two dozen frameworks today.
Details >