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Companies are experimenting more and more with petabytes of unstructured data like social media entries, customer support emails, complaints, suggestion boxes, etc. These are increasingly using Hadoop, MapReduce and NoQSL distributed databases like MongoDB, Casssadra, Riak and so on. On... Read More..
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I ran across a very interesting company a few days back and it had some interesting ways of showing where the skills you need are located.I talked to Jeff Leventhal, CEO of Work Market, an integrated hosted portal that is... Read More..
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Sometime ago I wrote in another blog entry - Five Root Causes of Bad Data Quality in Business Intelligence. The third root cause of Bad Data Quality are Bad Business Processes! Point of Sale systems, Order Entry Systems and other internal... Read More..
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Actions have consequences! That's exactly a Marketing Executive is hoping for when they are asking for a budget to do their marketing and sales promotional effort! They are hoping that their marketing and promotional efforts have a consequence of closing... Read More..
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Business Intelligence in the cloud is already accumulating! This is a great example - Compare web site traffic at Alexa . Here the web site performance of Wikipedia is being compared to that of New York Time. Alexa provides the ability... Read More..
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When the Obama campaign was in full swing in the last US Presidential elections, a consulting company called Target Smart helped them send out very precise targeted emails that netted a lot of success for them. This is is the... Read More..
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Take two cups of your basic Point of Sale (POS) data. Pick only people who bought our product X in the past 3 months alone and have signed up to receive product information from us. Add a layer of Geolocation information.... Read More..
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Geotime is a cool technology from research and now into products from a company called Oculus. It allows you to combine the three major ingredients of most Business Intelligence data collection and analysis - Data, Time and Geography! Here's an... Read More..
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With larger, cheaper memories, faster, cheaper processors, Business Intelligence, particularly, Data Visualization is going to take a whole new shape! Finally all those numbers and letters stored in huge multi-dimensional data warehouses can be looked at and some sense made... Read More..
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Already, there are fledgling efforts at places like Starbucks Coffee to send you a coupon for a discount on a Latte if you went to a specific store nearby when you are on the move! Checkout this article - A... Read More..
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Nari Kannan's blog explores how new approaches to business intelligence can help organizations improve the performance of business processes--whether these processes are creative or operational, internally-focused or customer-facing, intra-departmental or across functions.

Nari Kannan

Nari Kannan started and serves as the CEO of appsparq, a Mobile Applications development company based in Louisville, KY with offices in Singapore and India. Nari has over two decades of experience in computer systems development, translating product and service strategy into meaningful technology solutions, and both people and product development. Prior to this, he has served as both Chief Technology Officer and Vice President- Engineering in six successful startups, two of which he co-founded. He has proven experience in building companies, engineering teams, and software solutions from scratch in the United States and India. Prior to this, Nari started Ajira Technologies, Inc., in Pleasanton, CA, where he served as Chief Executive Officer for more than six years. While at Ajira, Nari was instrumental in developing service process management solutions that modeled, monitored, and analyzed business processes, initially targeting the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Telecom, and Banking verticals in India, and Finance, Insurance, and Healthcare verticals in the United States. Prior to this, he served as VP-Engineering at Ensenda, an ASP for local delivery services. He also served variously as Chief Technology Officer or VP-Engineering at other Bay-Area venture funded startups such as Kadiri and Ensera. He began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation as a Senior Software Engineer. Nari has a long involvement with Customer Support and other customer facing processes. At Digital Equipment Corporation he was involved with their 1800 person customer support center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was tasked with coming up with innovative tools to help customer support people do their jobs better. He holds a U.S patent for a software invention that automatically redirected email requests for customer support to the right group by digesting the contents of the request and guessing at which software or hardware support group is best equipped to handle it. At Ensera, he led a 45 person team in developing an internet based ASP service for handling auto insurance claims, coordinating information flow between end-customers, Insurance companies, Repair shops and Parts suppliers. Ensera was acquired by Mitchell Corporation in San Diego. Nari holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Loyola College, and an M.B.A degree from the University of Madras in Madras, India. He graduated with a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1985. Contact Information: Nari Kannan. Email: nari@appsparq.com Mobile: 925 353 0197. Website: www.appsparq.com View more .

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