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Oct 16th, 2014

LPGA LogoThe Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is one of the longest-running women’s professional sports associations in the world. However, while reporters covering other professional sports have long had unfettered access to statistics that help differentiate and add depth to their commentary, the LPGA’s legacy online media center was not considered a valuable resource by national, local or broadcast media.

The legacy site had numerous issues, including: an unwieldy content management system; stale, missing and inconsistent content; static reports in PDF; and an inability to generate self-service reports. There was a database where most of the needed information existed, but not a way to

Oct 9th, 2014

Smartphones, social media and globalized markets have fundamentally redefined the way companies communicate and partner with their stakeholders. Companies today are increasingly dependent on input from customers, suppliers and distribution partners to remain competitive. This complex commercial network is collectively termed the “Extended Enterprise.” Check out the infographic below so see how you can tap into the power of extended business intelligence: 

Extended BI

Sep 30th, 2014

Software as a Service (SaaS) is changing the way businesses use software. Offering the promise of lower operating costs, many software companies have begun the move from the traditional on-premise model of deployment to the SaaS delivery model.  However, it’s important that you do it right the first time. To help you find your way, we’ve outlined the steps necessary along the path from deployed to SaaS:

Path from deployed to SaaSPath from deployed to SaaS

Sep 23rd, 2014

In the old days, people went to the same local bakery every time they wanted to buy a loaf of bread. Before they placed their order, the bakery owner would have already had the fresh loaf packed and ready to go. The owner would ask what was new with the shopper’s family, and perhaps remind them to order a cake or balloons soon so it would be ready for their daughter or son’s birthday. This personalized service was excellent and the thought of shopping at any other bakery was inconceivable.

Bakery Selection

Nowadays shoppers buy bread at the supermarket, a convenience store, or even online. There’s hardly any interaction with the owner. While the concept of personalized service is changing for many, companies are investing in big data so they