The ‘Big’ Reason Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods

Posted by Brandon Mills on Mon, Aug 07, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in cash. The common initial reaction to this news (mine included) was that this was just Amazon being Amazon—another example of Jeff Bezos and his company being the great digital disruptor by extending its reach into yet another traditional industry. Amazon started with books and then moved on to one industry after another. Now it was apparently time to take on the grocery business.    


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Busting Three Myths About Big Data

Posted by Bhargav Mantha on Tue, Nov 03, 2015

With so much hype about Big Data, it's hard for leaders to know how to exploit its potential, making it important for them to cut through all the hype and confusion, and discipline themselves to base their actions on known facts and business-driven outcomes. This is easier said than done due to the various myths surrounding Big Data. Here are three myths that need to be debunked in order to avoid resource wastage, dead-end paths or missed opportunities.


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Developing Data Science as a Strategic Capability: Start With These Five Guidelines

Posted by Bhargav Mantha on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Data science has been hyped as the sexiest job of the 21st century. Despite the excitement, there is a lot of apprehension about hiring and training data science talent, in part because of the struggle to define this capability within the context of an organization’s goals.


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Big Data in the Channel: An Untapped Growth Opportunity?

Posted by John DeSarbo on Wed, Jul 31, 2013

More than two-thirds of all IT revenue flows through indirect channels, industry analysts estimate, and transactions between IT providers and their channel partners and end customers generate mind-boggling amounts of data. Unfortunately, too few providers are tapping their channel data’s full potential.


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Social Intelligence: Three Steps to Implementing a Socially Enabled Business via Big Data

Posted by Bhargav Mantha on Fri, Jun 28, 2013

Social-media technologies have fundamentally shifted the way people engage with one another and organizations. Social channels such as Facebook and Twitter have sparked an explosion of business-to-consumer and consumer-to-business interactions, in turn changing consumers' behavior and expectations about how they interact and transact with commercial enterprises.


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