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Top 5 Electronic Gifts for Christmas 2014


With the Christmas season fast approaching us and the stress that comes with getting this year’s shopping done really weighing on you, one has to be thinking “what am I going to get everyone this year?” Take a look at this year’s hottest electronics that any gadget lover would love to add to his/her collection of toys. With hundreds and thousands of different electronics out there how is anyone supposed to know what the best gift to get is or which electronic is on everyone’s list of must haves this year. Let’s take a closer look into this year’s top 5 must have electronics for Christmas 2014. Continue reading this post>>


iWatch MyKPIs: Real-Time KPI Delivery to Your Watch?


iWatch_arcplanAs speculation about Apple’s iWatch grows – will it be a snap bracelet? will it replace the iPhone? – it got me thinking about a watch (of all things) supporting the vision of real-time analytics. What sounds stupid at first (the notion of an old-fashioned personal device, around for 5 centuries with little to no innovation over such a long period, inspiring a 21st century topic such as real-time analytics) has some merits if you think about it twice.

First off, wearable computing devices are real business. According to tech analyst Juniper Research, the next-gen wearable devices market, including smart glasses, will be worth more than $1.5 billion by 2014, up from just $800 million this year.

While the majority of those devices are sold in the context of fitness and healthcare scenarios, there is applicability in modern enterprises. In fact any business process that can benefit from real-time analytics can leverage computing devices that are “at hand” and travel with us easily.

So what business processes can benefit from real-time analytics?

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