Author: Carlo Castille

Business Intelligence Model

Read More

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Whether you plan to launch or consult with startups, invest in new ventures, or apply entrepreneurship and innovation frameworks to your future career in any industry, Chicago Booth’s MBA concentration in entrepreneurship provides the tools and experience to lead with confidence.

Booth’s innovative entrepreneurship curriculum is taught by world-class faculty who are leading researchers and seasoned practitioners. Our interdisciplinary approach combines classroom courses in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business with exciting experiential programs and competition courses. Students consult with real-world companies, develop business ideas in experiential lab classes, and apply classroom learning to competitions and internships within the entrepreneurial community.

By competing in the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), one of the nation’s top-ranked accelerator programs, you can gain first-hand experience as an entrepreneur. Be part of a team that identifies a marketplace problem, offers a potential solution to that problem, and turns that idea into

Read More

Estimating the cost of Business Intelligence

is-it-the-last-truck-load-of-money-for-the-data-warehouseHow much does a single Business Intelligence report cost a company? Well, obviously there is no single answer- but Boris Evelson of Forrester took a shot at it recently in a blog post. Even when it’s not an easy question, it is worth pursuing, and Boris lays out a useful discussion.

  • $150 000 is the AVERAGE cost of business intelligence software for a DEPARTMENT
  • ETL software (Extract transform and load) is also $150 000 on average.

And the rule of thumb for cost of effort and services is 5 times the software cost

I’m not making this up. Check the link.

In the end, Boris suggests that the cost of a single, fairly straight forward report might be $20,000. Of course as he rightly points out there are lots of variables, and it’s a classic case of “it depends”, but even so- clearly you want to be sure the reports

Read More

Welcome to Business at Memorial | Faculty of Business Administration

On the eastern-most edge of North America lies a province rich with possibilities and which cultivates discoveries.

Newfoundland and Labrador is the first in North America to greet the dawn each day. We were home to the first English settlements on the continent and in 1901, Guglielmo Marconi ushered in the age of wireless communications with the first transatlantic wireless signal at Signal Hill.

It’s a tradition of innovation and leadership that inspires and guides everything we do.

So we’re proud to add our own history of firsts.

We were the first business school in Canada to launch a co-operative undergraduate business degree. Our commerce program was the first business degree in Canada to receive national accreditation. In 2002, we became the first business school in Atlantic Canada to achieve the world’s most prestigious international accreditation. And in 2018, we created Canada’s first MBA in social enterprise and entrepreneurship.


Read More

Major world indices – Yahoo Finance

Singapore markets close in 4 hours 5 minutes
Symbol Name Last price Change % change Volume Intra-day high/low 52-week range Day chart
^STI Straits Times Index 2,430.01 -98.75 -3.91% 0
^GSPC S&P 500 2,541.47 -88.60 -3.37% 3.591B
^DJI Dow 21,636.78 -915.42 -4.06% 591.33M
^IXIC Nasdaq 7,502.38 -295.16 -3.79% 3.488B
^FTSE FTSE 100 5,510.33 -305.40 -5.25% 0
^N225 Nikkei 18,742.43 -647.00 -3.34% 0
^HSI HANG SENG INDEX 23,181.07 -303.21 -1.29% 0
^TWII TSEC weighted index 9,631.93 -66.99 -0.69% 0
000001.SS SSE Composite Index 2,728.07 -44.13 -1.59% 2.245B
^GDAXI DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX 9,632.52 -368.48 -3.68% 0
^FCHI CAC 40 4,351.49 -192.09 -4.23% 0
^JKSE Jakarta Composite Index 4,358.43 -187.14 -4.12% 0
^KLSE FTSE Bursa Malaysia 1,325.76 -17.33 -1.29% 0
PSEI.PS PSE Index 5,102.12 -164.50 -3.12% 0
^AORD ALL ORDINARIES 5,095.00 +220.80 +4.53% 0
^KS11 KOSPI Composite Index 1,696.75 -20.98 -1.22% 546,714
^BSESN S&P BSE SENSEX 29,266.33 -549.26 -1.84% 0
Read More

Top 5 Recommendations For Small Business Entrepreneurs Needing Faster And Controlled Growth

We know no one can do it all by themselves, and the strongest businesses thrive when they get right help from the right people. “During start-up or high growth stages, business owners and managers are constantly time challenged as they simultaneously work to develop products, build systems, recruit, train, and sell. They are also trying to prioritize investments in technologies and processes that build a sustainable platform for growth,” says Ken Prokopec, Commercial Manager, ACT.

We asked small business owners about what they feel are the best ways for ensuring faster and controlled growth in a small/medium business and here is a compilation of the most popular ideas:

  1. Systemize business processes: For any company to sustain growth, systemization of its business operations is a necessity. Working ON your business entails creating systems. Systemization works, as demonstrated by McDonald’s, Starbucks, and franchising as a whole. “A business owner must not
Read More

Guide to Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Guide to Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Introduction to BI and DW

What is Business Intelligence?  What is a Data Warehouse?  This paper
introduces BI and DW concepts.  It puts Data Warehousing into a
historical context and discusses the business drivers behind this
powerful new technology.

Data Warehousing Architecture

This paper explains how data is extracted from operational databases
using ETL technology, cleansed, loaded into a data warehouses and made
available to end users via conformed data marts and various data
warehousing tools.

Data Warehousing Tools

This paper discusses “front end” Data Warehousing tools and
applications such as OLAP, Scorecards, Dashboards, Spreadsheets, Report
Writers, Data Mining and custom built application systems.

Web Analytics

Web Analytics uses data from your web server and your corporate
databases to help you make better strategic and tactical decisions. 
Much business intelligence can be obtained by understanding who is
visiting your

Read More

NMSU College of Business | New Mexico State University

This semester marks the start of my sixth year as the dean of the College of Business at New Mexico State University. It has been a privilege to lead this college and advance its mission to transform lives by providing highly respected programs, instruction and scholarly activities that drive economic, social, educational and community development for New Mexico’s diverse population.
Student success remains at the core of our mission. One of my top priorities since joining the College of Business in 2014 has been to improve the social mobility of students who pursue degrees in our college. To achieve this and further our mission of transforming the lives of our students, we have implemented several initiatives that engage in our primary areas of interest: recruiting, retaining, educating, graduating and placing our current and future students.

Part of ensuring student success means engaging with students before they enter college. For the

Read More

Car Finance – Compare The Best Deals on Cheap Car Loans


Need a car loan? Here’s our guide to car loans and the best car finance options. Compare car loans to make sure you get the best deal to help you afford your new set of wheels

What is a car finance loan?

A car finance loan is a loan you take out for the specific purpose of buying a car. They can be a way of spreading out the cost of the purchase, though like all loans they generally come with interest rates and potentially extra charges or fees.

What types of car finance loan are there?

Car finance generally comes in three different types:

  • Personal loan: one option could be to take out an unsecured personal loan, borrowing a certain amount of money over a set period and making monthly repayments. This means you would own the vehicle as soon as the car dealership gets the money –
Read More