|Dispelling 3 common BI myths|
Business Intelligence (BI) has become a major aspect of business, as such, companies large and small are adopting implementing BI projects. The problem is, this can cause concern regarding job safety among other things. These “myths” can quickly spiral out of control and demoralize a whole office or company. In order for this not to happen, you should be aware of the common myths related to BI.
Myth #1: BI will replace experienced judgment
Debunk Myth#1 with clear expectations and assurances that the value your employees experience will only be augmented with better information.
Myth #2: Users prefer to figure it out rather than receive training
Avoid Myth #2 by scheduling formal training – away from their regular job – that provides users with hands-on training. (But don’t make them work overtime to “penalize” them for training.)
Myth #3: Once the implementation is done, it’s done
The whole point is to leverage the organization’s information assets to new levels of utility and value, so that decision-making across the entire organization, from top to bottom, and with the organization’s external partners, is more effective and productive. Revisiting the uses of BI on a regular basis will ensure that the organization is making the most of their investment.
Debunk Myth #3 by incorporating BI as a strategic component of all business planning activities.
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|LinkedIn springs a password leak|
Business owners often have multiple accounts with many different websites and Web services. There’s one element that links them all together, no matter their purpose: the password. A password is an owner’s sacred key that’s trusted to very few people. You expect that when you share your password with a website, it’s secure. This isn’t always the case and some of LinkedIn’s users’ passwords have recently leaked.
|Backup your data or lose it all|
With the increasing amount of serious disasters striking around the globe, businesses are taking steps to ensure that they can keep operating during an emergency and that their data is protected. Striving to protect your data by backing it up is a good business practice, and can help ensure your company will remain open and operational during adverse times.
|Your business should buy business tech|
The main ethos of businesses these days is to make do with what you have, or minimize spending in the hopes of turning a profit. This can be tough for businesses who have to replace their technology. While it may be cheaper to buy customer based solutions, this can prove to be a negative practice that could actually harm your business in the long term.
|Facebook’s useful hidden features|
One of the most popular things software developers do is provide hidden functions, often called easter eggs. These features are sometimes jokes, other times they’re a useful function that for some reason was deemed not important enough to make it onto the main parts of the program. Facebook has some hidden features that are useful to small businesses with profiles.