In industries where good talent can be hard to find, companies are using algorithms to scour the Web for recruits, and in the process, they are challenging some traditional notions of hiring.
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It was Atwal‘s long-held belief that football needs better performance statistics that led him and a friend to set up Squawka in June 2012. It gives fans access to stats collected about every game in Europe’s top national leagues. The site collects every pass made by every player and whether it was successful or not, the number of tackles, corners, shots, goals and so on…
Squawka is just one of a new generation of companies that are exploiting advances in the way data is collected, stored and handled. It cannot afford the computing infrastructure to host and serve up its data on a global scale. Instead, it buys cheap storage, processing power and virtually unlimited bandwidth in the cloud. This lets it cope with traffic spikes on busy match days.
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Data scientists: Modern-day knowledge prospectors, panning for insight. How do we accelerate tomorrow’s business? How can tomorrow’s businesses mine data more effectively? How does relying on data get better results than judgment alone?
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Millions of shoppers are trying out products in store before buying online to save money. Learn more about the trend of showrooming.. Showroomers experiment with products in-store then buy them online later for less money. The trend is hitting big retailers like Best Buy and Walmart, as customers use the brick-and-mortar stores to test-drive devices like smartphones and e-readers before buying from retailers likeAmazon, where products are cheaper on average.
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Banks are trying to become more focused on the specific needs of their customers and less on the products that they offer. They need to:
Engage customers ininteractive/personalized conversations (real-time)Provide a consistent, cross-channel experience including real-time touch points like web and mobileAct at critical moments in the customer sales cycle (in the moment)Market and sell based on customer real-time activities
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Burberry take connecting with everyone involved in the brand very seriously and digitized all aspects of their business. Ovum has argued for some time for others to do the same and embrace Enterprise Social Networking.
It is time for organisations to more seriously consider enterprise social networking, particularly within collaboration strategies, as the market begins to mature and transition from the introductory to growth phase, according to analyst firm, Ovum.
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