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4 barriers stand between you and Big Data insight

Over the past three years, the buzz around big data has continued to grow. While some dismiss it as so much hype, businesses around the world are taking notice: In its recently released 5th annual Digital IQ Survey, consulting firm PwC found 62 per cent of respondents believe big data can give them a competitive advantage.

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7 attributes of highly effective tech company CEOs

When I was at IBM, I spent some time in the Executive Resource program, which is designed specifically to prepare someone to be a CEO. The program includes classes by top executives and military officers who either were CEOs themselves or were on the short path to becoming a CEO.

Mobile app reads brainwaves to manage calls

A mobile app under development can filter phone calls and reroute them directly to voicemail by reading brain waves, cutting the need for users to press buttons on the smartphone screen.

Digital Marketing

Marketo IPO may spark suitors, including Salesforce.com

Cloud-based marketing automation vendor Marketo's plans to raise up to US$75 million in an initial public offering could influence larger companies to acquire the company, including Salesforce.com and SAP.

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Facebook Home goes after mobile market

Less than a year after Facebook called mobile one of its biggest risks, the social network has made another big move to attack the mobile market.

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5 strategic tips for avoiding a big data bust

Big data has arrived as a big business initiative. But the hip, experimental, ad hoc veneer of blending data streams to surface bold discoveries belies a massive cultural and technological undertaking not every organisation is ready for.

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How to master creative thinking

Just how did Steve Jobs and Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com fame become the gurus of creative thinking? Were they born with an inherent talent, or can you in fact learn to become a leading marketing innovator?

Digital Marketing

News from around the water cooler

This week's round-up of marketing news around the globe looks at why CMOs are analytically challenged, the rockers of content marketing, mobile tagging and more

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Yahoo buys teenager's mobile app company

Yahoo announced that it is buying Summly, a company that developed an app that condenses information and makes it easily and quickly readable on mobile devices.

Digital Marketing

Tech in marketing: Personalising email-based customer communication

When your sole customer touchpoint is an email address, it’s only natural your marketing strategy will rely heavily on digital marketing. So for Hoyts Kiosk, investing in a comprehensive and customised email marketing platform was not only a no-brainer, but a decision that has boosted customer acquisition and retention, and helped to drive rapid growth in the company.

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How you can prepare for real-time marketing

Real-Time Marketing (RTM) isn’t just about responsive or event-based campaigns but about truly understanding and anticipating the needs of the individual customer, Altimeter’s founder said.

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Data-Driven Companies Outperform Competitors Financially

Working with and making business decisions based on data is good for your company's bottom line. Companies that have embraced a data-driven culture--rating themselves substantially ahead of their peers in their use of data--are three times more likely to rate themselves as substantially ahead of their peers in financial performance, according to findings by the Economist Intelligence Unit in a survey sponsored by Tableau Software.

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