Issue 20: February 2015
What's in It for You?
Analytics represent the next frontier in the ability to derive value from information. With analytics, organizations can gain deeper business insight, greater brand experience, and better efficiencies. That's why we welcomed Actuate, a leader in embedded analytics, to complement our existing information management and B2B integration offerings. In this issue, we'll look at why analytics is so hot, what Actuate brings to the table for you, and how OpenText Trading Grid Analytics can help.
With IGC joining OpenText we will also review how OpenText Brava! helps companies strike a balance between document accessibility and security.
Finally, we will see what's happening during our Innovation Tour starting in Mumbai, Tokyo, and Sydney this month, and if you keep reading you will find out where Enterprise World will be held in 2015!
Build Your Knowledge, Build Your Strategy
Analytics: What on Earth?!Business analytics began in the 1950s when we created computers that could capture information and find patterns in it faster than we ever could. When the era of big data hit,we made those tools more powerful so we could incorporate external data as well as internal data. We can take analytics ever further, though: we can learn from the data we gather and develop new valuable products and services.
The new capabilities can't be developed using old analytics models. The big data model was a huge step forward, but it won't offer an advantage for much longer. Companies that want to prosper in the new data economy must once again fundamentally rethink how the analysis of data can create value for themselves and their customers. And we want to help them achieve that goal.Which Industries Are Leading Cloud Adoption?
Analytics is the next frontier, and Actuate is a leader in embedded analytics. Now that Actuate has joined OpenText we welcome the following to our family of solutions:
- iHub Data Visualization Platform is for developers who want to create data-driven apps.
- Big Data Analytics "Appliance" is for business users who need to access, blend, explore, and analyze all their data.
- Content Services is for ECM architects who want to engage with their customers at the right time, in the right format, and on the right device.Did you know that Actuate has one of the world's largest developer networks serving more than 3.5 million developers? Why so popular? It's got scale, it's got an open platform, and it's easy to embed and get started. Read more about the embedded analytics imperative.
Keeping You in the Know
OpenText Trading Grid Analytics
Where are the disconnects in your trading grid? For an organization to be truly competitive, all the information must be on hand and not in separate silos. OpenText Trading Grid Analytics enables your organization to easily access, analyze, and act upon information about your B2B transactions and trading partners, increasing your competitiveness and supply chain insight. Read more...
We're all under pressure to ensure easy access to files anytime, anywhere, on any device, but unless we secure that information, we run the risk of security breaches. How can organizations strike a balance between accessibility and security?
OpenText Wins Patent Infringement
A San Francisco Federal Court Jury has found that both Box, Inc. and Carahsoft Technology Corporation directly and contributorily infringed three OpenText patents through the sale of Box's editing product known as Box Edit, and awarded OpenText nearly $5 million in damages. Read more…
Free Your Data
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Things that Make You Text WOW
The top benefit of predictive analytics is achieving competitive advantage.
Why Analytics Matter
CIOs rank analytics as the #1 factor contributing to competitiveness…but what exactlyis it?
Innovation Tour 2015
Sydney – Feb. 26
Singapore – Mar. 5
Stockholm – Mar. 17
London – Mar. 19-20
Munich – Mar. 24-25
Paris – Mar. 26
Eindhoven – Apr. 1
New York City – Apr. 7
Toronto – Apr. 8
Ottawa – Apr. 28
São Paulo – May 13
Calgary – May 20
Washington, D.C. – Jun. 9
What Others Are Doing
Boscov's, the largest family-owned department store in the US, uses OpenText Trading Grid to automate and streamline its B2B operations. Watch the video.
Hot Places to Be
Innovation TourThe 2015 Innovation Tour continues the discussion we began in November at Enterprise World about the Digital-First World. What will it look like? How will it operate? What opportunities will it bring for your organization?
Looking at EIM from an industry perspective? Meet with our industry experts on the Innovation Tour:
- Mumbai for our manufacturing, life sciences, and media industry strategists
- Sydney and Singapore for our energy and public sector strategists
- London for our financial services, energy, public sector and manufacturing strategistsStay tuned for our industry plans at the North America Innovation Tour cities, and be sure to check out the Industry Insights community for what's trending.
Grab your pencil and book it off: Enterprise World 2015 is landing in Las Vegas, Nevada the week of November 8-13! Pre-register today!Things You May Have Missed
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
We've partnered with Microsoft Office to help you do more on your phone or tablet. Now you can edit Office files from the Dropbox app and access your Dropbox directly from the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPhone and iPad.
Get the new Office apps for free
When you're inside the Office apps, sign in to your Dropbox account to:
- Edit Office files from the Dropbox mobile app and sync changes across devices.
- Access Dropbox files from the new Office apps and save new files to Dropbox.
- Share Dropbox links from Office when you've finished making changes.
Take these new features for a spin today!
– The Dropbox team
Contact us at 877.860.5831 x 190
Over the next few days, we'll be releasing the Dropbox badge to you and your team. Available on Microsoft Office files, the badge enables better collaboration by delivering updates right to the files on your desktop.With the Dropbox badge, users will be able to:
- See who else is viewing or editing a file
- Check if there's a more recent version, and update with just a click
- Generate a link to share the document, without ever leaving the application
To help your team get started with the Dropbox badge, you can send them this help center guide.Happy collaborating!
- The Dropbox Team
© 2015 Dropbox
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Social media platforms are a great way to voice your opinions and communicate with other people. However, like any other communication platform, there a few basic rules you should follow if you want to communicate effectively. Let's take a look at some of them.
1. Don't fixate on other people's mistakes.
Social media platforms are frequented by professionals who are trying to build their brand and showcase their work. Since a lot of them post on social media platforms through mobile devices, they sometimes make grammatical mistakes. When you're in a hurry to post something, you are prone to making mistakes every now and then.
Don't be the person who zeroes in on every single typo or grammatical error and uses it to discredit the person who posted it. No one likes a grammar nazi. If you want to point out a mistake, approach them privately first so they have a chance to correct themselves. Being considerate is a trait that you should apply to all your social media interactions.
In addition, don't ignore the entire message because of a single spelling mistake. You might learn something useful if you set your prejudices aside.
2. Always give credit to your sources.
It's OK to use someone else's quote on your social media profile, but make sure you mention the original creator of the content. If you want to post a photograph that doesn't belong to you, drop a line to the owner of the photo and ask them if it is OK to repost it. Image copyright issues should be taken very seriously.
3. Refrain from adopting the mob mentality.
Bullying is very common on social media platforms. If you come across a conversation or a thread that says something negative about you or one of your friends, don't resort to ad hominem attacks immediately. Different people have different opinions, and you can disagree with someone without letting the conversation become abusive or hurtful. If someone makes a genuine point about a mistake that you made, acknowledge it and move on.
4. Don't be an armchair activist.
If you visit the YouTube comments section, you will be shocked at the amount of hurtful and rage-filled comments that are posted on videos. Just because you are behind a computer screen, doesn't mean you can say anything to anyone. The attitude you adopt in your conversations is extremely crucial in determining how people will interact with you.
Social media platforms have also become a breeding ground for people who act like they are offended and then indulge in abusive conversations. If you are sensitive about a certain topic, it is probably better to limit your exposure to it.
Your social media profile is a mirror to your actual personality. You can waste your energy by indulging in negativity, or you can use the power of Twitter and Facebook to exchange ideas with positive individuals. If you are a business, you can use social media to build a thriving audience for your product or service. Don't forget - do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
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