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How do you measure success?

How do you measure success?

admin 23/07/2015 0
So you have implemented a strategy, a new application, and new market. How do you know if you succeeded in your objective? Success can be difficult to articulate, but being able to do so can be key for organizational positioning, both internally and externally. Metrics and tracking of success allow the socialization of achievement, provide timely feedback to catch emerging problems and carry long-...
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Tracking Good Judgement

Tracking Good Judgement

admin 22/07/2015 0
How do you know if your decisions were good? Tracking success and shortfalls has been shown to be a key ingredient to a truly successful strategy, whether personal or professional. It is frequently difficult to articulate how well a decision has played out, which is why few companies provide any tracking of projects they have completed for their clients. SIL is different in that we track our clien...
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BI Systems and Shelfware

BI Systems and Shelfware

admin 17/07/2015 0
Business intelligence (BI) systems and analytics are subjects of many model requests these days. What is surprising to us is that many BI systems are really not used effectively. SIL just completed a review of over 200K BI systems. More than 81.5% of those systems show less than 3% of the planned usage. The lack of use certainly makes the classification of “shelfware” appropriate, but it is truly ...
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IT Risk Assessment Class Open for Registration

IT Risk Assessment Class Open for Registration

admin 16/07/2015 1
As part of the SIL ongoing education series, the IT Risk Assessment class has been scheduled for twice during the remainder of 2015. The registration for the class session is open, and can be found at http://www.sil-usa.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=104&product_id=36.This class leverages the extensive risk assessments that SIL does each year, providing detailed information on the essent...
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SIL CSE Interviewed by IBM Systems Journal

SIL CSE Interviewed by IBM Systems Journal

admin 15/07/2015 1
IBM Systems Journal has just published a great interview with SIL's Chief Systems Engineer about the challenges of implementing analytics. It makes for a very understandable summary of what customers are REALLY seeing from their analytics and why some organizations fail and some succeed. SIL deals with client challenges from all forms of analytics on a daily basis. This article explains some of ou...
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Global Security Watch Enrollment Opens

Global Security Watch Enrollment Opens

admin 14/07/2015 0
For the first time in our 35+ year history, SIL is opening up the Global Security Watch (GSW) group for open enrollment. Up to this point, membership has been restricted to those organizations that have a long-term relationship with SIL. The changing threat landscape, coupled with SIL's unmatched heuristic database and longevity of threat tracking have led SIL to develop threat intel information t...
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Changes, Changes

Changes, Changes

admin 14/07/2015 1
The world changes.... and any business must change with it to continue to thrive and grow. SIL is no different than our clients in this. In fact, with the execution of thousands of models each day for clients, SIL is constantly faced with the ABSOLUTE need to evolve. So what would a predictive modeling expert service provider do? Run scenario models, of course. Over the last six months SIL has run...
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SIL Model Growth - June 2015

SIL Model Growth - June 2015

admin 06/07/2015 0
As the participation in the SIL Security Watch (SSW) continues to grow, the magnitude of the global attacks becomes more evident. The sharp rise in both incursion counts and the cost of those incursions is a frightening inhibition to a growing economy. New forms of attacks continue to surface every day, with SSW participants receiving updated threat intel on a more frequent basis than every before...
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Struggling with Big Data Analytics

Struggling with Big Data Analytics

admin 28/06/2015 1
Many organizations are struggling with Big Data Analytics. They find it expensive and difficult to manage and assess value from the results. Part of the problem is that a standard view of analytics is too limiting. This is why SIL uses extended analytics (EA) to provide both calibration and comparison anchors for increased value in the analysis results....
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Viewpoint on a Chaotic World

Viewpoint on a Chaotic World

admin 26/04/2015 0
Welcome to the SIL Blog! We are excited to kick off the blog as we ready our organization for the challenging year ahead. This blog will contain perspectives on the massive experiential data that SIL processes every year on business activity, market behavior and security challenges. Please feel free to open a dialog with comments. ...
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