Business Insights and Tech Tips June 2014

Business Insights And Technology Tips For Small And Midsized Enterprises (SMEs)

New SAP Services Offerings Help Customers Revolutionize Business Performance Through Big Data Insights

SAP announced a comprehensive suite of Big Data services available to help customers capitalize on data-driven business opportunities. Big data services can range from ongoing strategic advisory, data science consulting and implementation support to short term ongoing management of a Big Data environment and cover the entire process and life cycle. Big data topics include: business assessment, value discovery, design and architecture, Big Data platform implementation, advanced analytics and application solutions implementation, as well as management and optimization.

See: SAP

Do You Have the Top 10 Skills for the Future?

Recently, the Institute for the Future published a report which identifies the skills one must have to adapt well within a work environment. The necessary skills are: sensemaking, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competencies, computational thinking, new media literacy, the ability to manage multiple disciplines, design mindset, cognitive load management, and virtual collaboration.

See: SAP


5 Signs of a Successful Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) Initiative

There are 5 signs of a successful BI initiative are: executive sponsor with a mobile passion, user participation from day one, reliable platform with a user focus, accurate data with timely updates, and infrastructure that supports mobile readiness.

See: SAP


Google Won’t Devalue Links Anytime Soon

Will backlinks lose importance? Google’s Distinguished Engineer, Matt Cutts, thinks that backlinks still have many years left in them and could continue to matter for determining how a user thinks a page matched their information needs. Many agree that although having great content within your site is critical, links may still be relevant for helping Google figure out the reputation of a site or specific pages within a website. In the future, there could be a greater emphasis placed on authorship. Google plans to go in a direction that will rely more on authority and less on links.

See: SearchEngineWatch


Apple Aims to Lure Online Shoppers with Shorter Product Return Times

One way Apple is trying to lure online shoppers to their website is by reducing the time it takes to process the return its products. Refund time for consumer electronics is being reduced from 10 days to just under a week. Even though Apple’s costs will be more expensive, the returns process will be much more effective. Improving the efficiency of product returns could help Apple compete more effectively with Amazon.

See: BizJournals


The FCC has Already Started Destroying the Internet

Sadly, it has been reported that the FCC has started changing the Internet in a negative way. According to Paul Venezia, “The new ‘Net Neutrality’ rules (note the quotes) proposed by the FCC already have started stifling technology innovation and changing the Internet for the worse.”

See: InfoWorld

About Cornerstone Consulting, Inc.

Based in Tampa, FL, Cornerstone Consulting, Inc. is a business consulting and information technology (IT) company. Not only is Cornerstone an award-winning value added reseller (VAR) of business software, our highly-skilled team specializes in cutting-edge solutions and tech support for:

  • SAP Business One ERP
  • Electronic and Mobile Commerce
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Bar codes and Scanning
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Business Analytics
  • Internet
  • Databases (SAP HANA)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Custom Programming
  • Web Development

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