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Automate! 8 Coupon Feed Tools That Really Work

September 20, 2012

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Coupon feeds are a great way to make money but automating around them can be technically intimidating. There are lots of tools around that can help. Geno Prussakov brings his list together in a great post: “This is one of the most powerful coupon integration tools out there. The solution “offers an automated, customized affiliate […]

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Walking the Line Between Commerce and Regulatory Compliance

August 2, 2012

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It is simply not possible in the current environment for an advertiser or marketer to anticipate all of the potential scenarios that might garner the attention of a regulator. Today’s advertising landscape is pro-consumer and pro-enforcement. Federal and state regulatory enforcement actions alleging unfair or deceptive trade practices are escalating at an unprecedented level and […]

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Business Intelligence: The 'Better Light Bulb' for Improved Decision Making

January 1, 2008

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Although some utilities have improved organizational agility by providing high-level executives with real-time visibility into operations, if they’re to be truly effective, these businesses must do more than simply implement CEO-level dashboards. They must provide this kind of visibility to every employee who needs it. To achieve this, utilities need to be able to collect data from many disparate sources and present it in a way that allows people company-wide to access the right information at the right time in the form of easy-to-use and actionable business intelligence (BI).

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Best Practices in Operational BI

July 30, 2007

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Research Methodology Focus. This report is designed for the business or technical manager who oversees a BI environment and wishes to learn the best practices and pitfalls of implementing an operational BI capability. Methodology. The research for this report is based on a survey that TDWI conducted in February 2007, as well as interviews with […]

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Turning IT Services Change From a Minefield to a Gold Mine

July 30, 2007

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If you haven’t reviewed the performance of your IT services in at least 18 months, chances are good that 20 percent or more of your spending is being wasted. As experienced CFOs who manage technology-buying decisions know, however, there’s a strong reason to hold back on plans to optimize hosting, networking, content delivery and other […]

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A Quarter Century of Proven Results

July 30, 2007

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For more than a quarter of a century, Teksouth Corporation has been delivering high technology services to customers worldwide, notably the Department of Defense. Those services include data warehouse development, implementation and support; stand-alone/Web-based decision support systems tailored to customer requirements and high-speed secure data transfer management. It has successfully developed and implemented a multiterabyte-sized […]

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Case Study: Teksouth Corporation

July 30, 2007

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Imagine the challenge facing the United States Air Force: to manage an operating budget of nearly $40 billion affecting the programs, administration and combat operations of personnel and facilities worldwide. Not only is the amount staggering, but consider that these dollars support more than 400,000 civilian, military and contractor employees working around the clock in […]

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Enhance Performance Via Operational Business Intelligence: Collaboration, Exploration and Integration

July 30, 2007

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Financial analysis and reporting are becoming more and more closely intertwined with operations. As the leading driver of business performance improvement, the CFO’s office is moving ever closer to operations. By analyzing real-time data, CFOs can provide immediate feedback to operations managers. Performance management is also penetrating lower levels. Effective business managers are pushing the […]

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Improving the Effectiveness of Finance

July 30, 2007

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During the 1990s, many large corporations made substantial strides in improving the efficiency of their finance functions. Indeed, the average cost of operating a finance department relative to a company’s revenues fell by nearly half during this period. When applied only to the Fortune 500, this amounts to ongoing annual savings of $60 billion. Since […]

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