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written by Mark McGready

Measure Behind the Measure

In industries where competitors offer similar services, sell similar products, and hire similar sales people, the challenge to distinguish a business often results in new investments and initiatives that gravitate toward technical changes -- like new ...

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written by Erin Prinster

Priorities in Handling Data and Getting Buy-in

In December, Data Expert Erin Prinster wrote about best practices on harnessing your data in the launch of her first, Ask Erin column. We received a number of responses. Here are her answers from some of the questions posed.

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written by Erika TenEyck

The Single Best Resource for Future-Proofing Your Business

In the past decade, technology, market trends, and customer preferences have changed the dynamics of the distribution industry. For many companies, maintaining a product and service-based business model while pursuing more outcome-driven, ...

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written by Mark McGready

Who are Your Customers?

I hate to remind you of this, but we’re facing an election in 2020. And during the election process, each of us will be placed in our own little demographic silo, in the hopes that others in the same silo will think the same way, respond the same way, ...

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written by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTORS

On-Prem, Hybrid, or Cloud: What Infrastructure is the Best Fit?

Whether opting for on-premise, cloud, or a hybrid, when it comes to software and applications, there are many factors to consider in finding the best fit. Here’s a quick look at what’s what:

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written by Erin Prinster

Best Practices on Harnessing Your Data

When I talk with NAED members, I am often asked advice on best practices for harnessing data.

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written by Mark McGready

Actions, Not Data

At a recent meeting I was asked about the difference between BI and AI. Surprisingly ‘they’re different letters’ wasn’t the desired answer. What’s the difference between Business Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence when applied to data analytics? I ...

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written by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTORS

Business Intelligence Platforms: 5 Best Practices

 

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written by Mark McGready

Big Data is Everywhere. Are You Using it Correctly?

I remember a time when I didn’t know everything. Modest as it might sound, if someone asked me a question I’d have to admit I didn’t have the answer. I know this sounds hard to believe, but that’s how we all lived back in the days. 

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Scott Costa is Shaking Things Up: Launches DistributED with tED Magazine Podcast

Scott Costa, the publisher of tED Magazine, wants to get your attention. And, he’s chosen an increasingly popular and convenient channel to do so. He’s recently released the podcast, DistributED with tED Magazine.

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