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    AT&T and Microsoft Surface

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    Key Performance Indicators in Retail

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    Store Managers, District Managers and HQ can benefit greatly from reacting to business conditions on the fly. They need to be aware of changing business conditions and be able to see how the business is reacting, understand what changes need to be made...
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    XCelsius + Excel + MOSS 2007

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    Over the last few days, I was experimenting with ways to create a snazzy looking dashboard using MOSS 2007 . Among the various options, I found a pretty cool option using XCelsius (Thanks Will, for the pointer). I downloaded the trial version to see how...
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    Market Basket Analysis Using Excel 2007 & SQL Server 2008

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    Impulse buying can account for a significant percentage of all supermarket purchases (I've seen different research reports peg it between 20% to 60%. One of the latest reports puts it closer to 20% See article ). Market Basket Analysis enables retailers...
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    Big Data in the New Age of Real-time Retail

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    Guest Post by Patrick Carter, Founder and President, Digital Folio, Inc. Digital Folio provides a next-generation retail competitive intelligence network that leverages the power of the crowd to deliver near real-time retail product pricing and availability...
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    Retail BI Case Studies (from microsoft.com/casestudies)

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    1.        Department Store Chain Speeds Reporting, Saves $600,000 a Year in Technology Costs : Florida-based Stein Mart, a large department store chain, wanted faster data reporting and new analysis capabilities. It switched...
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    Linking Sharepoint Calendars to Outlook using Stssync

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    I work with several virtual teams and each one of them has a collaboration site built on WSS. Each of the teams have calendars for meetings, deadlines and other team events. I find the Link to Outlook option extremely useful in such cases, to help me...
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    How To: Visualize Real Time Flight Data & Correlate with Local Airport Weather

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    A walkthrough of some of the research I did over the weekend on how to use Real Time Data in Excel. I used Power Query to acquire real time airport data from FlightStats, Inc. . I also experimented with converting queries generated using Power Query to...
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    Proximity Marketing

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    Retailers have been exploring several technologies for proximity marketing within the retail store. This has ranged from using Text Messaging to using RFID. I came across an interesting technology (Thanks Marty :) ) that I thought bypasses the challenges...
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    Data Mining for the Retail Industry

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    Data Mining is frequently described as "the process of extracting valid, authentic, and actionable information from large databases." In other words, data mining derives patterns and trends that exist in data. These patterns and trends can be collected...
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    SOA in Retail

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    The Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) announced that it has launched the SOA Blueprint for Retail project, a program that will provide retail businesses with specific guidelines and best practices for implementing a service-oriented architecture...
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    Some Excellent Open Data Sources

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    Windows Azure Marketplace Find a wide variety of data including demographic, environment, financial, retail and sports. Use this data in your Microsoft Office software, BI tools and your very own custom applications. Infochimps With thousands of public...
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    MSF with Sharepoint

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    I met up with BrightWork today to evaluate their solution BrightWork MSF . The solution provides templates/webparts for Sharepoint to help organizations manage project management processes using the Microsoft Solutions Framework .
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    How 3D Printers can impact Retail

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    3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. 3D printing is achieved using additive processes, where an object is created by laying down successive layers of material. With the possibility...
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    Fill out an Infopath form from a link on another page

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    I develop and manage an internal portal based on Sharepoint for our team. One of the form libraries uses data published via InfoPath Forms. My users requested that they be able to launch the Infopath form without really going to the form library, but...
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    Interesting Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Stories from the Retail Industry

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    Retailer Drives Nationwide Selling Strategy and Cuts TCO by $600,000 with BI Solution : Stein Mart, a nationwide department store, needed better access to business data to set prices each week. By implementing a Microsoft data warehouse and business intelligence...
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    Some resources to get started with Machine Learning using Azure ML

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    My goal for the week was to get familiar with creating and publishing machine learning experiments using Azure ML. I have been on the road this week and there was plenty of opportunity to do this while waiting for flights and trains and while on them...
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    Technical Case Study: Supply-Chain Management Platform Supports Seamless Partner Collaboration

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    This is an excellent whitepaper for understanding the challenges and solution for Supply Chain Collaboration as implemented by the Entertainment and Devices (EDD) division in Microsoft. EDD leverages a complex supply chain of over 300 partners, suppliers...
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    Analyzing LinkedIn Data using PowerBI

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    LinkedIn is another source of data for some interesting data analytics using Power BI. The LinkedIn APIs enable you to access a lot of the LinkedIn data. I have found the easiest way to generate the query string for Power Query is by using the API Console...
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    Programming for a 7 year old

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    I’ve been getting the feeling that my family is getting pretty geeky with being in close proximity to Microsoft, when my wife and I started communicating via email and IM ... at home :). It took on a new level when my seven year old daughter sent me this...
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    How can #IoT Benefit #Retail

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    According to Gartner , the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a powerful force for business transformation, and its disruptive impact will be felt across all industries and all areas of society. They forecast that 4.9 billion connected things will be...
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    Big Data, Internet of Things and Airlines

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    New airplanes like the Boeing 787 and the Airbus 350 XWB are incredibly connected and generate terabytes of data per flight. Virgin Atlantic is preparing for a significant increase in data as it embraces the internet of things, with a new fleet of...
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    Visualizing Data with PivotViewer

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    PivotViewer makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of data on the web in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun. By visualizing thousands of related items at once, users can see trends and patterns that would be hidden when looking at...
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    Webinar: The Connected Consumer – Profiling Change and Behavior in Today's Economy

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    The Connected Consumer: Profiling Change and Behavior in Today's Economy May 16, 2012 2:00pm ET/ 11:00am PT Retailers are experiencing a tectonic shift in the balance of power towards consumers. Armed with mobile technology and ever more information,...
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    Mastering Time Series Prediction with SQL Server 2008 Data Mining (Video)

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