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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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Some time ago, I wrote about the utility, flexibility and versatility of the R Language and R Analytics:  Leveraging Language, Cluster and the Cloud for Analytics.Today at the OpenWorld Conference, Oracle announced that it is bundling hardware, software and a... Read More..
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All data you may ever need about a customer, a client, a supplier, or any other kind of services vendor, may all be in many Enterprise BI systems, but the problem with all of them is that they are all... Read More..
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Traditional Business Intelligence has traditionally dealt with only past transactions and insights are drawn from a historical record, be they financial, sales related or people related. However, there is another kind of intelligence that is quite often ignored but is... 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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In this blog, I have been writing extensively in other entries about how new Business Intelligence tools need to be highly interactive and flexible for users to really benefit from their use.  If you need Insights from mountains of data,... 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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Heat Maps are an excellent Business Intelligence Visualization Tool. Here is an example courtesy of LogiXML, one of the BI Visualization Vendors:   One of the classic examples of Heat Maps is the use in SmartMoney.com, Map of the Market.... Read More..
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So far, Business Intelligence has been mired in questions of data collection, data cleansing and just storing the d**g data somewhere, anywhere. Meanwhile, ask any serious user of Business Intelligence, 9 times out of 10 they may come back with... Read More..
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Here are my top 10 predictions for 2010! Like all predictions I expect pnly about half of them may pan out. We imagine things to change at a rate faster than it actually happens, as usual! 10. Business Intelligence tools... 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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