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I had the great opportunity a few days ago to learn about a fabulous open source programming language called R and a company called Revolution Analytics that helps you build, on top of R, many easy-to-use statistical analysis models and... Read More..
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Have you ever wondered what happens to all those Car Leases when they expire in 3 or 4 years. Those that you see advertised in relentless commercials for automobiles on TV? Well they all end up back with the manufacturer that auctions... Read More..
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I read a remarkable book recently that talks about how to be successful in Business beyond just number crunching! It's comprehending fully, the global marketplace, the global technology space you are in and the changes that happen in these. It's... Read More..
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I was thumbing through a book that listed about 587 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). First of all "587 KPIs" is an Oxymoron. When you have 5 of them they are KPIs. When you have 587 of them they are Performance... Read More..
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In the feverish fervor to implement a Business Intelligence system, quite often a good question fails to be asked. What is the purpose of my BI system? Is it predominantly to look at past performance for post mortem purposes... 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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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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