Friday, May 02, 2014

Defining Business Intelligence 3.0

Lachlan James of SmartData Collective poses the following rhetorical questions about the emergence and nature of Business Intelligence 3.0:
So what exactly is Business Intelligence 3.0? Is it a mass of meaningless marketing messages, a collection of multiple BI advancements, or does it represent a single technological shift that many have misconstrued?
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What I find interesting is the apparent trend from "tool-centricity," through "web-centricity," toward "app-centricity." The figure below is instructive.

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Source: James, L (2014, April 11), Defining Business Intelligence 3.0, SmartData Collective.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Congratulations to Dr Johnnie Simpson

Congratulations and best regards to Dr Johnnie Simpson, who recently earned his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from the School of Business and Technology at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr Johnnie Simpson

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Business Intelligence and the Analytics Leader

A succinct and instructive Venn diagram describing the business intelligence space, including the central (and essential) role of the analytics leader.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Congratulations to Dr Lihan Chen

Congratulations and best regards to Dr Lihan Chen, who recently earned his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from the School of Business and Technology at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr Lihan Chen

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Congratulations to Dr Nitin Bajaj

Congratulations and best regards to Dr Nitin Bajaj, who recently earned his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from the School of Business and Technology at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr Nitin Bajaj

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Congratulations to Dr David Glodstein

Congratulations and best regards to Dr David Glodstein, who recently earned his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Dr David Glodstein

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I Hate War...

I hate war, and I want the US to stop making war. The US has been at war with troops stationed somewhere overseas now for over 70 years. Ironically, China maintains no forces overseas, and look who has the top economy. There's a lesson here for the US.


At this point, I am more terrified of the warmongering military-industrialists in Congress than I am of al-Qaeda. All US troops overseas should be returned home immediately, and the capacity for Presidents to wage war overseas without a Congressional declaration of war should be outlawed.

Again, I hate war, and I want whomever is my President to hate war as well. Anyone who is a warmonger in the US should be held in severe public contempt by society. Here's my line of contempt: I hate war and I hate the warmongering military-industrialists in Congress.

Let's give peace a chance...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Well Said...

"There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket."

~ Smedley D Butler

Maj Gen Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC (1881-1940)

Maj Gen Butler was twice awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in combat.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

US Employment to Population Ratio for December 2013 Reflects 2-Year Stagnation

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the US employment to population ratio* for December 2013 stood at 58.5%, down from 58.7% the previous month, and unchanged from ratios reported for December 2012 and 2011. Said another way, the December 2013 data reflects stagnation in US jobs creation as a percentage of the population since at least December 2011. The US employment to population ratio has been trending downwards since 2000.

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Many economists believe that reporting the number employed as a percentage of the civilian population provides a more accurate description of the current state of employment than conjecturing the number of "unemployed" in a population. The US employment to population ratio reached an historical peak of 64.4% on an annual basis in 2000.

*The BLS defines employment and population (civilian noninstitutional) as follows:
Employment consists of all persons who, during the reference week (the calendar week including the twelfth day of the month), (a) did any work at all (at least 1 hour) as paid employees, worked in their own business or profession or on their own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of the family, or (b) were not working but had jobs or businesses from which they were temporarily absent because of vacation, illness, bad weather, childcare problems, maternity or paternity leave, labor-management dispute, job training, or other family or personal reasons, whether or not they were paid for the time off or were seeking other jobs.... The civilian noninstitutional population consists of persons 16 years of age and older residing in the 50 States and the District of Columbia who are not inmates of institutions (for example, penal and mental facilities and homes for the aged) and who are not on active duty in the Armed Forces.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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