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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 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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A few days ago I wrote another entry in this blog: Mobile Business Intelligence--Opportunities, Challenges & Solutions. I suggested that HTML5 may be a good option to pursue since you do not need to do one app each for each... 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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Social business intelligence is not just trolling for company and product mentions in Tweets or in Facebook. There is so much useful information available, way ahead of time, but many companies do not have a formal way of collecting and... Read More..
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Some time ago I wrote another blog entry - Five Root Causes of Bad Data Quality in Business Intelligence. The fifth root cause of bad data quality is errors in the BI reporting logic. In the ideal world, enterprises have ONE SINGLE... Read More..
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Earlier in March of this year, I wrote about How and Why Tablets will Revolutionize BI. Now there are more articles about how it is actually spreading, like this one - Tablets 'Secret Weapon' for Getting Executives to Back BI.... 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 fourth root cause of Bad Data Quality is inadequate training on software systems! Many software systems suffer from inadequate buy-ins from end-users... Read More..
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There is an interesting survey out by LogiXML about usage of Business Intelligence in companies! A full 30% of respondents say they don't need it! Other interesting findings in this survey are: Microsoft BI technologies is the leading one followed... 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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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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