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MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
2014 Gartner BI & Analytics Summit: 4 Key Takeaways
Heather Zynczak
Heather Zynczak
Chief Marketing Officer
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I spent the last week in Vegas. No, I was not there for the gambling; I attended Gartner’s Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit. It is the preeminent event for IT and BI folks. Thousands of the world’s largest companies send their data and reporting gurus to gather among peers to discuss insights and industry trends. …

TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
Why Presentation Is Everything (Well, Mostly).
Dan Roden
Dan Roden
Director of Marketing Experience
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I’ve worked in the analytics/BI space for over a decade now, and let me tell ya: the challenges surrounding collection, aggregation, analysis and dissemination of data are not new. As technology for measuring performance has improved and storage has become cheaper, companies are doing a better job of collection and aggregation, which in turn has …

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
Simplify Data Consumption, Magnify Data Impact: 3 Things Retailers Need to Know
Steve Wellen
Steve Wellen
Chief Operating Officer
Retail Data Management with Domo

Whether a retailer wants to open a new location, start a new product line or tweak a supply chain—or make any changes to her business at all—she first needs the right data. But not all business professionals have access to the data they need. As we see in Domo’s “The Big BI Disappointment” survey, 93% …

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
Twitter Roundup: Feb 27 – Mar 4
Jared Heath
Jared Heath
Content Marketing
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Here’s a quick look at some of the past week’s intriguing tweets that stretch the way people think about data. What can we learn from the Sochi Olympics? The winner of the World Cup, of course. Don’t be fooled—this isn’t a sports post. This is forecasting at its pinnacle. If these guys really could accurately …

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
Execs need better data—not big data—if they want better insights.
Scott Lindeman
Scott Lindeman
Vice President of Finance
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In a recent study by CFO Research, 150 senior finance executives reported that they don’t have access to some of the most critical data in their organizations. In the survey, 42% wanted more access to product profitability; 41% pointed at customer profitability; 33% indicated customer acquisition costs; and 32%—almost one in three—need better visibility to …

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
The Uncanny Link Between Apple’s Garage Band and Business Intelligence
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The Music—And the Drummer Back when I was 14, a friend of mine showed me how to string three chords together to play “Wild Thing” on the guitar. Soon after that life-altering experience I dropped $40 on a cheap, vintage hollow body with a faded sunburst finish, borrowed a book of sheet music for Metallica’s …

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
Why You Need Answers Before Your Questions Arise
Tom McConnon
Tom McConnon
Product Marketing Manager
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Back when handheld GPS units were relatively new, I purchased one for hiking. I was really looking forward to using it to discover some new backpacking routes in the Uintas. One weekend I drove out to a popular trailhead and fired up the GPS. To my great annoyance, I discovered that it didn’t have the …

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
Why User Experience Makes All the Difference in Your BI Tools
Adam Watson
Adam Watson
Customer Advocacy
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One of our sales guys was giving a special demo of Domo’s product to a CFO and a BI analyst. During the presentation, the BI analyst asked our representative why their company should switch to Domo instead of continuing with their current solution. Before the BI analyst could respond, the CFO jumped in and said, …

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
The World Needs Data Scientists [Infographic]
Josh James
Josh James
Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board
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While Domo focuses on making data consumable for CEOs and business users, there’ll always be a need for people who swim in data all day long. Check it out.  

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013
The Very Real and Immediate Need for BI in Higher Ed
Chris Wintermeyer
Chris Wintermeyer
Chief Advocate
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Have you ever heard the stories about college admissions where a secretary arbitrarily splits a pile of applications in half and puts them in two baskets: admitted and denied? I always thought that had to be true, because how else could I have been admitted to a great university like SMU? Impact in the US …

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