Social Media Analytics

As Facebook gears up for its public offering, marketers are clamoring to understand how to use Facebook fan data. Facebook is now the second largest display advertiser on the Web. Advertisers spent more than $3-Billion on Facebook ads in 2011, which is expected to double in 2012. The web site receives more traffic than any other site, overtaking Google in 2011. Online social media represents a fundamental shift of how information is being produced, transferred and consumed.

Topics: business intelligence Social media analytics Social Analytics Technology

You are the Keeper of the Value you Create

For those who go off to the Himalayas to discover themselves, value is in being. However, in business, value arises largely through doing. Value is not a noun but a verb. It is what you do, how you perform that justifies the pay check and not who you are. So what does the verb to do mean in a business context?

Topics: Hardwork Insights value Creation Success Career

Big Data Challenge: Future is Right Here!

Between now and 2020, the sheer volume of digital information is predicted to increase to 35 trillion gigabytes – much of it will come from new sources including financial and retail transactions, web logs, RFID, sensor networks, social media, telephony, internet indexing, clickstreams, call detail records, ecommerce, medical records and more. This "Big Data" usually has one or more of the following characteristics:

Topics: business intelligence Big data Hadoop EDW Technology

Recognizing Value

Before we can create value we have to be able recognize value. The recognition of value is not a science where we apply our measuring instruments and come up with a number. The recognition of value is an art. The difference between science and art is that science validates itself through proofs based on known facts, whereas there is no set of external criteria that determine the value of a painting, musical performance or literary composition. Yet we do not say works of art have no value even if we can’t back up our judgements with proof.

Topics: Insights value Creation

Need for Innovative Tools in Business Analysis

In my post Committing to Estimates, I presented Cone of Uncertainty with my thoughts and stated we need to be pragmatic about the depth to which we should go into requirements analysis before we commit to estimates. I received offline feedback from quite a few people that going down to the right depth consumes 20% of the project cost - something which business is unwilling to spend just to get scope defined and mitigate risks of cost escalations.

Topics: Cone of Uncertainty Tools and Techniques Documentation BA Innovations Communication Collaboration Business Analysis

JavaFX 2.0 Resizing of UI Controls

Resizing of the Root

Topics: javafx 2.0 Technology java desktop development

e-Zest becomes MicroStrategy Value Added Reseller

e-Zest has signed a Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreement with MicroStrategy.

Topics: Value Added Reseller business intelligence MicroStrategy Mobile Intelligence News & Events Social Intelligence Applications

e-Zest to speak at SiliconIndia BI Conference 2012

Anuradha Bankar, Head – BI Practice at e-Zest Solutions Ltd. will speak on Driving Business Performance through Cloud Analytics at SiliconIndia Business Intelligence Conference on February 11, 2012.

Topics: SiliconIndia business intelligence private cloud Cloud Analytics News & Events cloud computing

e-Zest joins AWS Solution Provider Program to drive consulting & delivery of enterprise apps on AWS Cloud

Pune, India, February 07, 2012

Topics: AWS Managed Services AWS News & Events Cloud Applications cloud computing Amazon SWF

Committing to Estimates

In one of my recent discussions on IIBA group in LinkedIn, related to whether BA's should be involved in estimation, a point came up about when does an estimate become a commitment for an organization. Thanks David Owens for participating in that discussion and raising a question that inspired this post!

Topics: Cone of Uncertainty Stakeholder Engagement Scoping 1000 Words Estimation Business Analysis

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