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  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

    Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium turned to cloud-based analytics when it needed a way to better predict how many visitors would be coming on any given day. With 65% of its expenses dedicated to payroll and attendance swings that ranged from 1,200 to 5,000 people per day, finding a way to ensure that staffing levels corresponded to attendance levels represented a huge opportunity for savings. "We live and breathe by attendance at the gate," says Donna Powell, business and administrative services manager at the Tacoma, Wash., facility.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell08 Sept. 14 17:45
  • Shine Technologies

    Shine Technologies helped one of Australia's largest online advertising publishers find better ways to target its audiences and break down their behaviors in detail after ad campaigns. A Melbourne-based IT services provider, Shine developed a deep analysis tool that enabled the publisher to gauge the success of ad campaigns and determine how and when audiences interacted.

    Written by Stacy Collett08 Sept. 14 17:45
  • SwiftIQ

    Founded in 2011, SwiftIQ needed to expand its computing capacity quickly. But instead of building out its own infrastructure, it turned to Google's Cloud Platform for storage, support for long-running processes and the ability to handle unpredictable scale.

    Written by Mary K. Pratt08 Sept. 14 17:45
  • Texas Children's Hospital

    Even after successfully deploying electronic medical records, Texas Children's Hospital struggled to accurately identify ways in which it could improve efficiency, effectiveness and health services delivery. The challenge was combining the gold mine of data in the EMR system with data from financial and administrative systems.

    Written by Julia King08 Sept. 14 17:45
  • Thomson Reuters

    Hoping to give its clients a comprehensive view of the information they need to make decisions in the financial markets, Thomson Reuters five years ago rolled out a homegrown financial analysis tool called Eikon.

    Written by Mary K. Pratt08 Sept. 14 17:45
  • How analytics empowers business

    The 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees were selected for their ability to make better business decisions using big data.

    Written by Stacy Collett08 Sept. 14 17:45
  • Should you buy enterprise applications from a startup?

    The idea of buying an enterprise application from a startup company might sound like anathema to a CIO. But Chris Laping, CIO of restaurant chain <a href="http://www.redrobin.com/">Red Robin</a>, based in Greenwood Village, Colo., disagrees. He believes we're in the middle of a significant shift that favors startups -- moving from huge applications with extensive features to task-based activities, inspired by the apps running on mobile devices.

    Written by Howard Baldwin02 Sept. 14 17:34
  • Is Your CRM system meeting the needs of your enterprise?

    In the past, CRM served a simple purpose inside your enterprise: It kept track of your customers, their addresses and their orders. Now, though, there's far more that comes under the CRM umbrella, from connecting with your customers through social media to being able to instantly transmit customer data to a call center agent when customers call in for help.

    Written by Todd R. Weiss30 June 11 08:23
  • ANZ enterprises using browser-based file sharing apps: report

    Australia and New Zealand are the only nations where browser-based file sharing applications used in the enterprise are more business centric than entertainment focused when it comes to bandwidth, a new report has claimed.

    Written by Lisa Banks16 Nov. 10 10:14
  • The pros and cons of Google Apps

    Considering a move to Google Apps in your enterprise? Some things to consider.

    Written by Darren Horrigan03 Sept. 10 14:46
  • Cisco doubles down on collaboration with 61 new products

    Cisco Systems has massively expanded its portfolio of collaboration technologies, announcing 61 products, including a corporate-grade hosted e-mail system called Cisco WebEx Mail as well as a social networking application and a video system to help groups securely share video content and search capabilities.

    Written by Matt Hamblen09 Nov. 09 16:15