So “Algorithm” Is NOT a Musical Term? The New Vocabulary of Analytics

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What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the phrase “data and analytics”? For me, it’s numbers. Numbers being crunched, twisted, and spit out by a large mainframe computer in a heavily air-conditioned room.

What did you think about?

How to Make Running Your Business Look Easy: Analytics at Netflix

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I confess that I have a burning passion for movies.  I constantly seek out new movies to watch and I am always at least somewhat (and often very) distracted if a movie happens to be playing wherever I am.  My girlfriend knows this and, quite kindly, acts as a second set of eyes out there for me, helping me make sure that I don’t miss out on any great films.

Why Companies are Failing at Digital Transformation

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One of the top competitive issues facing companies today is the need to become an agile, digital business. Yet, most companies are failing to make the transformation. 

Supply Chain IT Risk: How Organizations Manage It

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Risks to IT systems and their potential effects on the supply chain have been of concern for organizations, and this shows no signs of going away. A 2014 APQC study showed that many organizations have experienced some kind of IT disruption that affected the supply chain and that organizational leaders are concerned about a variety of IT disruption risks.

That same study indicated organizations use different practices to manage risk, including:

5 Innovations Leaders Believe Are on the Way

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A majority of business decision makers want their organizations to do more to embrace modern technologies and new channels of customer engagement and digital experience. That’s one of the key findings presented by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network in its report Accelerating Business Transformation Through IT Innovation: Getting the Business Leader Take on the IT Change Mandate.

Who is Driving Data Centers' Move To the Cloud?

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Transform to Better Perform is a new global thought leadership initiative developed by the Business Performance Innovation Network (BPI) in partnership with Dimension Data.

Make Enterprise Search Magical Without Money

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APQC’s research finds that best practice organizations actually don’t have significantly better search technology. Instead, they meet employees’ search needs with superior processes and approaches to content management.

Lessons Learned From Master Data Management Implementation

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In an earlier blog post, Genpact’s Susmita Kanjilal, assistant vice president, master data management practice, and Sandeep Singh, vice president, sourcing and procurement practice, described the benefits of a master data management program and potential obstacles to implementation.

5 Reasons Master Data Management is Critical

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APQC recently spoke with Genpact’s Susmita Kanjilal, assistant vice president, master data management practice, and Sandeep Singh, vice president, sourcing and procurement practice, about how organizations can implement an effective master data management program.

Supply Chain IT Risk: Transparency is Key

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Risk within the supply chain has become a growing concern for many organizations. Although natural disasters such as tsunamis and inclement weather often get the most attention, organizations should also be concerned with risks that can impact the systems supporting their day-to-day operations. One such risk is the potential for IT disruptions.