New Survey Stresses Data Analytics For New Finance Hires

The survey was developed by Robert Half Management Resources, a provider of accounting and business systems professionals on a project and interim basis. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on interviews with more than 2,100 CFOs from a random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. markets.

Source: businessfacilities.com

The survey was developed by Robert Half Management Resources, a provider of accounting and business systems professionals on a project and interim basis. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on interviews with more than 2,100 CFOs from a random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. markets. – See more at: http://businessfacilities.com/data-mining-expertise-future-skill-set-requirement-for-cfos/#sthash.L0iVrHoO.dpuf

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Looking for the next wave of disruption – Financial News

Q&A: Blockchain technology

Is this related to Bitcoin?
Yes and no. Blockchain is the technology that makes the virtual currency work, securely recording who owns what Bitcoin. Increasingly, people are thinking it could be used for other financial tasks, such as recording who owns real assets such as shares or currencies.

Source: www.efinancialnews.com

Q&A: Blockchain technology

Is this related to Bitcoin?
Yes and no. Blockchain is the technology that makes the virtual currency work, securely recording who owns what Bitcoin. Increasingly, people are thinking it could be used for other financial tasks, such as recording who owns real assets such as shares or currencies.

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How 35 Canadian CIOs are sizing up big data and analytics issues

In some ways, this is the kind of thing that we’re discussing at the CIO Innovation Summit. To make sure we were developing the right kind of program, though, we conducted an informal survey with a group of 35 IT leaders from a cross-section of industries including manufacturing, health care, education and others. The results showed some interest in big data but a lot of sharp disagreement about the impact of analytics on hiring, skill sets, the management of information and the need to ensure the business was getting the proper benefit.

Source: www.itworldcanada.com

In some ways, this is the kind of thing that we’re discussing at the CIO Innovation Summit. To make sure we were developing the right kind of program, though, we conducted an informal survey with a group of 35 IT leaders from a cross-section of industries including manufacturing, health care, education and others. The results showed some interest in big data but a lot of sharp disagreement about the impact of analytics on hiring, skill sets, the management of information and the need to ensure the business was getting the proper benefit. 

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#sustainabilityseptember…and beyond! – Rivo

a compelling read on the links between sustainability and business performance.  Human capital.  Good governance.  These are not simply buzzwords. 

Source: www.rivosoftware.com

A compelling read on the links between sustainability and business performance.  Human capital.  Good governance.  These are not simply buzzwords.  #SustainableSeptember

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Why Businesses Need To Shift Data Analysis From The Centre To The Front Line

Some of this, of course, can be put down to the old adage that the information coming out is only as good as the figures put in. Even in this age of enormous computer power, the human factor is of vital importance. But also significant is how the data is analysed. Businesses are increasingly complex and just looking at one sort of data or figures from one area of the business is unlikely to be sufficient to provide the insights required to make properly informed and potentially transformational decisions. In short, they need to look beyond one set of data and see how it relates to data in other areas or how it may have been influenced by an earlier decision.

Source: www.forbes.com

Some of this, of course, can be put down to the old adage that the information coming out is only as good as the figures put in. Even in this age of enormous computer power, the human factor is of vital importance. But also significant is how the data is analysed. Businesses are increasingly complex and just looking at one sort of data or figures from one area of the business is unlikely to be sufficient to provide the insights required to make properly informed and potentially transformational decisions. In short, they need to look beyond one set of data and see how it relates to data in other areas or how it may have been influenced by an earlier decision.

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How the big-data revolution can help design ideal cities

There are sensors everywhere collecting data, unnoticed. Data on how you move through space – on foot, on bike, in a car, in public transit. How much water and electricity you use, and when; how much garbage you produce and where it goes. Data on things we haven’t yet imagined. And these reams and reams of information will allow us to not only understand the city better but improve it. This is the future of the city.

Source: www.theglobeandmail.com

There are sensors everywhere collecting data, unnoticed. Data on how you move through space – on foot, on bike, in a car, in public transit. How much water and electricity you use, and when; how much garbage you produce and where it goes. Data on things we haven’t yet imagined. And these reams and reams of information will allow us to not only understand the city better but improve it. This is the future of the city.

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Bringing people together to talk about ‘big data’

A really great programmer can jump between languages relatively easily. The best programmers are not IT people, they’re always business people that have gone over and grabbed a software tool to solve a business problem. Data scientists aren’t born every day. I think they’re born, not bred. Having the curiosity is really the biggest character trait you can have. It’s being an inductive reasoner instead of a deductive reasoner.

Source: www.startribune.com

A really great programmer can jump between languages relatively easily. The best programmers are not IT people, they’re always business people that have gone over and grabbed a software tool to solve a business problem. Data scientists aren’t born every day. I think they’re born, not bred. Having the curiosity is really the biggest character trait you can have. It’s being an inductive reasoner instead of a deductive reasoner.

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This Comprehensive Map Shows Just How Massive Amazon’s Global Footprint Is

There are four symbols on these interactive maps: Green markers show Amazon’s operational fulfillment centers, while yellow wrenches show off fulfillment centers that are under construction. Blue stars are “sortation centers,” which are new types of buildings close to fulfillment centers that allow Amazon to bypass local airports’ sorting facilities (thanks to a partnership with USPS and UPS), so to “move a big piece of the logistics value chain INTO Amazon and away from the third-party logistics company,” according to Wingo.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/map-of-amazon-warehouses-around-the-world-2014-9#ixzz3ERDOMK6DThere are four symbols on these interactive maps: Green markers show Amazon’s operational fulfillment centers, while yellow wrenches show off fulfillment centers that are under construction. Blue stars are “sortation centers,” which are new types of buildings close to fulfillment centers that allow Amazon to bypass local airports’ sorting facilities (thanks to a partnership with USPS and UPS), so to “move a big piece of the logistics value chain INTO Amazon and away from the third-party logistics company,” according to Wingo.

Source: www.businessinsider.com

There are four symbols on these interactive maps: Green markers show Amazon’s operational fulfillment centers, while yellow wrenches show off fulfillment centers that are under construction. Blue stars are “sortation centers,” which are new types of buildings close to fulfillment centers that allow Amazon to bypass local airports’ sorting facilities (thanks to a partnership with USPS and UPS), so to “move a big piece of the logistics value chain INTO Amazon and away from the third-party logistics company,” according to Wingo.

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Join the Sustainability Conversations under #sustainabilityseptember – Rivo

Sonae Sierra, Embracing Sustainability.  Global shopping centre giant Sonae Sierra, part of €5.718 billion Sonae Group, tell us how they have embraced sustainability to drive competitive advantage.

September 25 at 11.30am EDT/4.30pm BST/5.30pm CET. The session will be recorded.

Sustainability is for life – so we will be bringing you more Sustainability webinars throughout 2014. Please  check out our sustainability webinar schedule here: and follow #SustainabilitySeptember on Twitter to stay tuned to other events and pieces we will be bringing you throughout September! 

Source: www.rivosoftware.com

September 25 at 11.30am EDT/4.30pm BST/5.30pm CET. The session will be recorded.

Sustainability is for life – so we will be bringing you more Sustainability webinars throughout 2014. Please  check out our sustainability webinar schedule here: and follow #SustainabilitySeptember on Twitter to stay tuned to other events and pieces we will be bringing you throughout September! 

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Apple Yanks Buggy iOS 8 Update – InformationWeek

Apple issued the first update for iOS 8 Wednesday but withdrew the release several hours later following reports that the update had disabled cellular service for some users.

Source: www.informationweek.com

Apple issued the first update for iOS 8 Wednesday but withdrew the release several hours later following reports that the update had disabled cellular service for some users.

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