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Push Technology is the Missing Link in Your Leadership

The worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history began with a relatively harmless malfunction — the failure of a secondary cooling circuit. Such issues weren’t uncommon at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Plant. The failed circuit wasn’t enough to do…

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Why Data Quality is Critical to Your Business

No one would expect an individual that has never exercised a day in their life and subsists on junk food to win the Boston Marathon. While we know this to be true, many organizations believe that gathering and leveraging low-quality data will suddenly provide keen…

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How Organizations Use Data and Visualization to Make Key Decisions

In the late 1700s at the dawn of the industrial revolution, knowledge and information about machinery, processes, and markets was captured in books and ledgers. Accurately keeping track of operations, sales data, market conditions, and overall performance of everything from…

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4 Reasons Why Your Business Needs an Enterprise Information System to Be Competitive

The U.S. recently held its Olympic trials for several different sporting events, including track & field, gymnastics, swimming, and more. You know the drill: the first three finishers make the team; the others go home. This is the cruel reality…

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What is Operational Business Intelligence?

Imagine you’re the leader of a battle-hardened military unit. To reach your next objective, you’ll have to hoof it through hostile territory. It’s perilous terrain. Danger could lurk around any corner. In this scenario, what would you find more valuable?…

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How to Speed Up Decision Making

The past 12-15 months have been an incredible season of learning for leaders in every industry. From healthcare to manufacturing and everywhere in between, every plan went up in smoke as key decision-makers adjusted to seemingly endless transitions and each…

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Managing a Successful Remote Team a Year into Covid-19

Earlier this month, we passed the one year anniversary of the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in our area. Many teams who left the office last March thought that they would be back a few weeks later, but much of…

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Money Hides Mistakes: Managing Operational Risks During and After COVID-19

COVID-19 has immediately exposed operating deficiencies for all types of businesses and non-profit operations. When business is good and cashflow or revenue is consistently rising year over year, operating missteps or strategic model weaknesses are hidden. Why? Because money hides…

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Data is King: Using Actionable Data to Accomplish 2021 Goals

By now, we hope you already have dashboards in place and your data at your fingertips. But if you are not capitalizing on having your most critical data easily accessible, your team is missing out on the opportunity to manage…

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Real-Time and Right-Time Business Intelligence

Every day we make decisions that can impact, to varying degrees, the chain of events to follow. Some decisions require less of a direct conscious effort, and we barely have to think twice before making them. Many become innate to…

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