The Top 100 Enterprise Analytics Startups Of 2014

With the potential of removing legacy IT silos and freeing up valuable data to gain greater insights into their operations, enterprises continue to invest heavily in analytics. Providing powerful analytics tools to business analysts who can get to work immediately on complex challenges instead of having to wait for ITs’ often over-committed resources is also driving analytics market growth. The better a business unit or division gets at understanding their own business, the faster they change their future. ...

Top Ten Most Funded Big Data Startups October 2014

These are the top ten most-funded startups in the big data space: 1. Cloudera - $1,040 million (Hadoop-based software, services and training) 2. Palantir - $950 million (Analytics applications) 3. Domo - $250 million (Business intelligence SaaS platform) 4. Hortonworks - $248 million (Hadoop-based software, services and training) 5. MongoDB - $231 million (Document-oriented database) 6. Mu Sigma - $208 million (Data-Science-as-a-Service) 7. DataStax - $190 million (Cassandra-based big data platform) 8. MapR - $174 million (Hadoop-based software, services and training) 9. Opera Solutions - $114 (Data-Science-as-a-Service) 10. Guavus - $107 (Operations intelligence platform)

Sales Processes and Tools Must Adapt to Customer Behavior

Imagine Willy Loman in the real-life world of sales today. It's hard for folks who've been in the sales game for a while. Customer behavior has changed and is changing even faster as new technology is integrated into all facets of life. Most consumers do not include salespeople in their decision-making process and reach out to them only to complete transactions. If a buyer doesn't find you when doing information searches on the Web, isn't referred to you by colleagues/family/friends, or doesn't find reviews of your service on a recommendation/review site, you run the risk of being completely cut out...

Sounds of Silence Hamper CEOs on Social

Maybe they’re stuck in their ways, busy or just plain shy. Whatever the reason, there’s not much tweeting going on at the top. A new survey shows that Fortune 500 CEOs aren’t using Twitter and nearly 70 percent shun all five major social media networks. And the decision may be costing them. ...

RelayRides Consolidates Data, Drives 60 Percent Increase in Approval Rates

When companies can make sense of their customer data, they can drive critical business decisions. RelayRides, a peer-to-peer car-sharing network, grew fast and needed help analyzing and optimizing its data to help make crucial choices regarding its customers' needs. RelayRides is a car-sharing marketplace that allows car owners to rent out their vehicles via an online platform and takes a cut of the profits. Car owners set their own prices and renters can search a catalog of cars by city or airport and contact the owner directly. RelayRides launched in Boston in 2010 and has since expanded to more than...

Most CEOs Still Don’t Get Social Media

Social media is a virtual ghost town for most CEOs with participation among the world’s most elite leaders at embarrassing low numbers. A staggering 68 percent of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies have no social media presence at all, according to a new study from CEO.com and Domo. Two thirds of the 160 or so Forbes 500 CEOs who participate in social media, only engage on one platform. And LinkedIn, as you might expect with this crowd, has a lock on CEOs who choose to participate in only one social network, claiming 74 percent of those who fall into that...

Domo Taps Fusion-io IPO Vet As General Counsel

Provo, Utah-based Domo, the heavily backed developer of business analytics software led by Omniture founder Josh James, said last week that it has named Daniel Stevenson as General Counsel. ...

10 things you should know about big data's secret sauce

For the uninitiated, big data is a term for massive data sets that require specialized tools to be processed and analyzed. The popularity of big data has grown exponentially over the past few years due to an increase in data capture mechanisms and tools that help businesses glean insights from the data they have access to. The field is exploding, but it can be difficult to navigate for those who are late to the game. Here are 10 things to help you better understand the big data phenomenon. ...

Tampa Bay Business Journal: September 12, 2014

In this week's Tampa Bay Business Journal segment, editor Alexis Muellner discusses why a hot luxury home market is good thing, how the sale of an abandoned Channelside property helps the future of the neighborhood, and what the social media habits of CEOs are. If you are on Facebook you are likely not a CEO. According to the 2014 Social CEO Report from Domo and CEO.com, more Fortune 500 chief executive officers are on LinkedIn and Instagram and Facebook, Twitter or Google+. You would think the heads of the biggest corporations would want to use their social media tools to...

CEOs With Social Media Presence Are Seen as More Innovative

CEOs are turning to social media more than ever, but they’re still not fully leveraging those tools, according to a new report from Domo and CEO.com. The researchers looked for social profiles for every CEO of a Fortune 500 company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram. They found that 68 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs lacked a social presence – they weren’t on any of the major social networks. These CEOs are seen as less innovative than their tweeting counterparts. However, there was an increase in the number of CEOs who had Facebook and Twitter accounts in the past...
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