Fortune 500 Betting Big on Sales Coaching and Gamification

Enterprise Sales Teams Are Investing in Sales Coaching Software to Compete in 2020
Fortune 500 companies are investing heavily in sales coaching and gamification software to put them ahead of competitors in 2020.
Formal sales coaching programs are shown to increase win rates by 28%, according to CSO Insights.

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Datadog Announces Integration with Microsoft Azure DevOps

Datadog, the monitoring and analytics platform for developers, IT operations teams and business users in the cloud age, announced a new integration with Microsoft Azure DevOps. Users can pull in events, derive metrics from their continuous integration pipelines, and correlate this information with real-time data from their entire stack in Datadog.

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How much of success in life is luck instead of skill?

How much of MLB teams’ success is due to skill, and how much due to luck? We have a pretty good idea of the answer to that. But what about success in life, in general? If a person is particularly successful in their chosen field, how much of that success is due to luck?That’s the question Robert Frank asks in his 2016 book, “Success and Luck.

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Qubole Partners with Tableau, Enabling Organizations to Run Business Intelligence on Data Lakes with Increased Choice and Flexibility

Joint solution supercharges data teams’ ability to query big data on any data lake, using any storage file format
Qubole, a leader in multi-cloud data processing for advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, announced a partnership with Tableau Software, the leading analytics platform, enabling data teams to run business intelligence (BI) on data lakes with increased choi

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College Football – Are you a Fan?

With the college football in full swing, it is worth a look to see how the teams stack-up, not based on rankings, but based on fan loyalty. Big Data and Data Visualization help us with this and lead to some interesting insights. College football also offers us a great opportunity to look at the Big Data of fandom and the business of college football and even that of universities.

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People, systems, and the California fires

Watching the O’Reilly teams accept the challenge of the Kincade fire and subsequent power outages was nothing short of remarkable. Natural disasters are fundamentally about how people deal in the worst of circumstances. In California, it’s the recent horrific fires that have tested how people come together in the aftermath to survive and thrive.

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