How to Build a Better App

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The U.S. market for smart-phone applications has soared past $1.5 billion, thanks to ingenious developers like Ilene Jones, cofounder of IPhone’s Hurricane storm-tracking app and Derek James, creator of paid word and card games for Android.  Their advice: Flesh out your plan completely and think local when it comes to hiring a developer, find a… Read more »

Click and Save: Coupons? Who’d have thought?

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Groupon, one of the fastest-growing companies on the web, is reinventing web advertising.  For broadcasting discounts to its subscribers – such as 50% off a manicure-pedicure if 100 people sign up  – Groupon receives half of whatever the merchant brings.   Businesses on average collect only about 25% of what they would normally make, yet they… Read more »

BusinessWeek – Giving The Boss The Big Picture

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    Description:  A “dashboard” pulls up everything the CEO needs to run the show, or rather what they need to assess performance, tool to identify where adjustment is necessary, who is performing and who isn’t.  This article is about how the concept of the dashboard began. Source: BusinessWeek Date: 2/13/2006 Link: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_07/b3971083.htm  Discussion Questions: What… Read more »

Wikipedia Entry – Business Intelligence

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Description: Link to Wikipedia BI definition & clarification.  Business Intelligence (BI) – Common functions of business intelligence applications are reporting, OLAP, analytics, data mining, business performance management, benchmarks, text mining, and predictive analytics.  BI is computer-based decision analysis usually done online by managers & staff. Source: Wikipedia Date: 12/1/2010 Link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_intelligence Discussion Questions: Define Business Intelligence and… Read more »