What You Need To Know About Business Intelligence

Submitted by: David McKeegin

Every business wants to be successful. That success always comes from growth. With most businesses, growth comes from customer retention and gaining new customers. Business Intelligence can help a company gain new customers and retain old customers. Business intelligence can be abbreviated BI. A formal definition of business intelligence is that it is a process of collecting information in the area of business. In BI, data collected is enhanced into information and then into knowledge. Business Intelligence can give any business an accurate idea of its customers needs. Businesses that have large amounts of information about their customers can act upon that information. Businesses utilizing BI gain knowledge and understanding of a customer s needs, customer s decision-making process, and economic, cultural, and technological trends. When using businesses intelligence, businesses select either short term or long goals. BI helps a company reach those goals.

Business Intelligence History

The idea of business intelligence goes back to Sun Tzu s Art of War. Tzu believed that in order to win a war, you must have complete knowledge of your own strengths and weaknesses, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of your the enemy. This is the central idea in present-day business intelligence. Companies must know themselves better than their competitors, and they must know their competitors better. War and business are a lot alike considering that with BI, one must sift through heaps of data (both external and internal) for management to then make strategies for where to take the business and marketing. Warfare involves strategic plans as well. BI is the process of gaining information about every element of your market. Simply understanding the customer is not enough; a business must understand its competitors, and itself.

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KPI, Key Performance Indicators

The present state of business is assed by the use of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in business intelligence. As more companies implement KPI, data is becoming available to business faster and more efficiently. Data used to be available for business only after one or two months. This untimely availability did not help business adjust their strategies. More recently, banks have tried to make data available sooner and with shorter intervals. Banks do this especially for businesses that have higher credit/operational risk loading. This allows many companies to get new data weekly, and adjust their strategies faster than ever before, leading to increased customer satisfaction and retention.

BI Tools

When using business intelligence, a company has to collect a vast amount of information. BI tools can help businesses store, organize, and even collect business data. Some data tools are data warehouses, data modeling, and data mining. Using data tools helps to improve the efficiency of business intelligence. While data tools are used for organization, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) is used in the analyzing process. OLAP is commonly referred to as simple Analytics, which is based on the hypercube or cube dimensional analysis.

There are also vendors who help business with business intelligence. A vendor provides a company with the business intelligence tools and support needed for the successful implementation of a business process. Siebel Systems, Microsoft, Altius Consulting, Business-Soft, and SAS Institute are just a few of the companies offering business intelligence tools and support.


The better a business understands its market (everything from the customer to its competitors), the more effective that business can be. Businesses that have as complete, 360-degree understanding of what their customers need and want will be better able to devise successful strategies and implement successful processes to make their business thrive. Business intelligence is the path that businesses can take to achieve their goals, which can be either short-term or long-term. Some may wonder about the ROI of business intelligence. No doubt, if a company ends up gaining many customers, and retaining current customers as a result of business intelligence, then it will be a positive ROI. Business intelligence, if implemented correctly, and efficiently, can only help a company.

About the Author: David McKeegin writes about a variety of business topics. He writes for a business intelligence blog entitled Business Intelligence Lowdown (





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Best Ways To Improve The Symptoms Of Emotional Behavioral Disorder

Submitted by: Margaret. H

The best ways to improve the symptoms of emotional behavioural disorder is to pay attention to your child and understand their social and emotional behavioural problem. The thing about it is that this field of research is so vast, the dynamics of child developmental disorders can span about thousands of different possibilities and in this case, the parent has to work closely with the child therapist to understand the environment in which the child is being raised in, the exposure to elements and how they handle social stimulations. Child psychologists agree that the root cause of these disorders can change from year to year, or it can be a combination of a hundred small different things.

The best possible way to improve these symptoms is to investigate the epicentre of the child s existence and of course understand what they are going through. While it is hard to have a dialogue with a child with these disorders, especially when they are unable to communicate properly, more effort has to be placed within this arena. First look at the culture of the child s home and how developmental practices are done. Different styles of parenting can bring about many forms of emotional behavioural disorders, especially when there is a constant clash of temperament between adult and child. There have been many cases of violence within the household that has caused acute social and emotional disorders within children, they associate adults with pain and suffering and their communication abilities simply shut down when faced with such a situation.

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The best way to improve these problems is to make sure that the child is able to understand his or her own feelings and verbalise them to the adult. This is called mental mining by some child psychologist, discovering the thought processes within the child and finding the problems within the chain of critical thinking and how they rationally or irrationally interpret verbal associations or events and what feelings arise in them when they are faced with different situations. We also need to develop a sort of self control within the child. One of the main aspects of emotional behavioural disorders is impulsiveness and repetitive behaviour. I think that impulsiveness is the more dangerous behaviour because a child will simply act without thinking.

Sitting them down and explaining to them that thinking and practicing rationale thought before acting out emotions aims to develop some sort of self control. Structured learning should be a good way to ensure that they do develop self control. The child must also understand that others have feelings as well, the problem with social and emotional disorders is that the child internalises all feelings as his or her own, and disregards the feelings of others. Remind them that what they do has adverse effects on others and that they must consider others before they act out. Through this he or she will be able to gain the skills necessary to enter a group and react normally to social situations.

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Crossroads In Thailand And The Big Question.

Crossroads in Thailand and the Big Question.


Carl Pantejo

(Subtitle: Can you really respect yourself in Thailand now? )

By Carl J.C. Pantejo, Copyright May 2008

(Author My Friend Yu The Prosperity Mentor, Copyright August 2007. Pantejo – Y.N. Vurce Publishing.)

During an afternoon with a fellow Farang (Thai: Foreigner) we talked about how our lives were going in the Land of Smiles. As usual, we talked about our girlfriends and the challenges of trying to understand them.

Somehow we got on the subject of Love; specifically, the absence of Love (in the Western sense) in Thailand. The discussion got me thinking. A lot. About a lot of stuff.

Many personal questions started to run around in my head. And the subject of our talk lingered in my mind long after I left his apartment

– Still a Farang –

Although looking like a typical Thai man, I am a foreigner. American. I am not anywhere near fluent in Thai, but most of the time I can get by. Funny thing. Fluency tends to increase with alcohol, with me at least. I wonder if the lowering of inhibitions has the same linguistic effect on other Farangs?

Anyway, like several definitions and meanings between English and Thai, I m sure that Western concepts of love will never fully translate into Thai.

And vice – versa.

To find Eros, Thanatos, and Agape (roughly translated: sexual love, friendship love, and unconditional love) in one person has been an exercise in futility for me here in the Thailand; like the search for the Holy Grail!

I ve tried Thai women from different social strata, differing levels of education, and different ages. Results of my quest? No dice. No joy. Zip. Nada. Nothing.

In fact, the only time I thought I had a glimmer of hope was when a Thai woman began treating me as I treated her with mutual respect.

Later, I found out that she had rummaged through my mail and discovered that I was/am a retired U.S. serviceman with a pension, not just another low class (on the Farang social scale) English teacher.

At least she never accused me of being kii nok (Thai: Bird sh*t, a grungy looking foreigner) or kii neeow (cheap, stingy; literally translated: sticky sh*t, you can t squeeze anything from it!).

Upon discovering her discovery and thinking about her seemingly miraculous attitudinal change, I told myself to Run away, run away fast!

Oh yes, initially, there can be a period of smooth sailing for a few months, pure dove-cooing bliss; but in the end the outcome is the same: In spite of my devotion, support, and sacrifices, I am never anywhere near the top of the list of importance in any Thai woman s life.

Pecking order? Face? Pecking Order? Face?

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Same Difference!

And being relegated to the bench as a second-string observer in the game of life is just not the way I want to spend my days.

Sorry. No quid pro quo means it s time for me to go.

Western style generosity has only been met with shark-like exploitation.

It s as if random acts of kindness are often seen as weakness, especially when a man gives, gives, and gives; while the woman keeps taking.

And if a Thai woman wants me to show my love via my wallet, she needs to look elsewhere.

– Blinded by love and obviously doomed ventures –

I shake my head when I witness so many Farangs invest their hard-earned money and precious years of their lives into blatantly lopsided arrangements. Pay for a house or land BUT never really own it? Start the business race from way behind all the locals gathered at the starting line? Support extended family to extravagance? Pay for the privilege of residing in the Kingdom WHILE contributing to the local economy AND paying Thai Government taxes?

Boy that really makes me feel loved and accepted here.

The closest I ve come to love in the Western sense was with an Isaan woman who is a great friend and lover. She s not a gold-digger. She is trustworthy (a BIG DEAL for me), a hard worker, and selflessly caring.

I should be satisfied.

But I know from my experiences with her that she will leave me at the drop of a hat if any family pressures her to acquiesce.

That fact really bothers me.

You see, to me, the only way someone can be pressured into something is when personal freedom, and oftentimes integrity, is sacrificed in the name of what? Face? I m sorry. I don t buy into such shallowness.

Why? Because I can.

Blindly accepting such customs and gratefully accepting crumbs from the table would make me feel like I was not respecting my true nature as an independent, thinking, and fair human being.

Again, foreign concepts.

Personally, it has to be win/win or no deal. I am neither a despot, nor a doormat. Ideally, I want to be a partner; sharing life s adventures, challenges, and heartwarming moments.

I don t think this is unrealistically romantic, nor irrational. Well, maybe in Thailand it is

But again, I guess those are concepts (i.e., personal freedom, integrity, mutually beneficial setups, playing nice and fighting fair, agreeing to disagree, etc.) that will never fully translate/transliterate, nor be fully comprehended by Thais.

– Feeling loved ? –

By no means are these foreign, conflicting attitudes confined to interpersonal relationships. They fully manifest in business and the workplace too. Pay in advance? Expect frustration and disappointment. Contracts? We don t need no stinking contracts!

I love many things about Thailand (e.g., my girlfriend, new motorcycle, sunny days, Thai meals; time to read, write, reflect, and exercise, etc.). But I tolerate many things too. The list is too long and sounds like a broken record to all who ve spent much time in Thailand. I fully accept the fact that I am and will always be a Farang.

Outsider in perpetuity. And it forces one to really look at one s life and the role one desires to assume in it.

I m sure that this will be one of the major factors why I will finally leave the Land of Smiles.

(It was different in other Asian countries. Japan, in particular. I lived there for over six years and was often embarrassed because I could not match the generosity extended to me by the locals probably because the Yen was so strong against my military paycheck greenbacks.)

True sharing between Thais and Farangs? I m not sure it s possible.

Equitable arrangements? Fair play? PLEEEAAASE!

I guess the only way to make a Thai understand our weird Farang ways is to bring them out of their element (meaning: The hermetically sealed bubble known as Thai Culture); and let them experience things in a different setting. That is a huge step emotionally, financially, and psychologically.

It is a step I am not willing to make right now.

Seven weeks ago I was offered another year extension of a teaching contract at a prestigious government High School, four adult English classes at some language institutes, and quite a few private, one student, classes. Although the pay in all the above instances was well above the norm, I declined.

They [the Farang and Thai employers] asked why? I presented my case sans emotion and exaggeration.

They gave me a deer in the headlights look and again asked, Why, Khun J.C.? The students, staff, and parents love you.

Hello? Anybody in there?

A few years ago I thought I had a good plan. I could enjoy retirement while I am still healthy, or at least take pleasure in semi-retirement while pursuing my dream of being a civilian teacher overseas.

I think Thailand has cured me of that affliction.

– Paths in Life –

But seriously, I think I might have retired much too early at age 39. If so inclined, I could easily do another full career. Fortunately, because I am healthy and my skills are not outdated, my choices of occupations are not at all limited. And at this point, the thought of another excitement filled, good paying career with second retirement in about 12 to 15 years seems rather attractive. Who knows, maybe the passing of the years might find me more receptive, tolerant, and satisfied?

One thing s for sure. I can not feel loved among those who can not or will not find a common ground in the meaning of the word Love.

In my Thai apartment I pointed a finger at the man in the mirror and said, After over two years in country, can I really respect you now?

Gravely thinking about relocating,

Carl J.C. Pantejo


Love, Crossroads, respect, Farang, Western, Thai, face, generosity, exploitation, losing ventures, relationships, life.

Other articles by the author:

Imagine That (1) – The Asian Angel of Mercy and Assassins.

Alternative Notions of Life, a Different Path, articles (1) (7). (This is an ongoing series of articles that focus on self-improvement, success, and happiness).

Experiences from The Flow series, articles (1) (23). (This is another ongoing series of articles about love, romance, Asian/Western relationships, relationship analysis, and more.)

How Dare She! Out of Desperation I Learned How to Forgive

Remember Who You Are!

Need to Heal Your Broken Heart? Read on. Overcome Heartbreak and Learn the Illusive Secret of Happiness.

Simple (and Priceless) Life Lessons from the Most Influential Prosperity Mentor in My Life – My Father

And much more!

(By Carl J.C. Pantejo and published internet-wide, keyword: [title of article] or Carl Pantejo )

He is a retired U.S. Military veteran. Believing that school was too boring, he dropped out of High School early; only to earn an A.A., B.S., and MBA in less than 4 years much later in life while working full-time as a Navy/Marine Corps Medic. In spite of a fear of heights and deep water, he free-fall parachuted out of airplanes and performed diving ops in very deep, open ocean water.Pantejo@ynvurcepublishing.comhttp://www.ynvurcepublishing.com

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Engineering Colleges In India

Engineering Colleges in India


W2C Prashant

In India engineering is one of the preferred choices of students. India is a hub of best engineering colleges among the world. Every year number of students get into engineering colleges. In India engineering is most lucrative career option for youth. The many engineering colleges in India that span extent & breath of country has made sure that engineering colleges is available to all those who all are interested. There are various reasons why students wish to get into engineering colleges because engineering colleges has been rise for the past few decades bringing with it good benchmarks in quality and consideration. These colleges gives quality benchmark and several new technical universities were set up to facilities for same.

Since the establishment of the IITs and NITs, career in engineering took a paradigm shifts. The success of IIT in the world stage brought in confidence among the smaller engineering colleges to achieve similar feat. With the manufacturing industry in the early 90\’s and the IT industry in early 2000\’s becoming a iron grip that started to guide the economy, it became a necessity for the engineering colleges in India to mix out engineers in both quantity as well as quality.

Many engineering colleges in India are able to train engineers with equal quality with minimum resources compared to their peers abroad. The many government run engineering colleges in India aid the gap created by the privately owned institutions. There are both private and govt. colleges in India.

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To enroll in these colleges students need to face Entrance Exam, after that according to their rank. Can get good college for pursue the course. Even not only Indian youth taking admission, other country students also come & enrolling them with engineering colleges.

There are various courses which are offered by engineering colleges. Students can choose his/her own choice of subject. They can specialize in one subject so that can get better career. These colleges play a vital role to developing their skills of students. Colleges have tie-up with reputed IT, Telecomm, Automobile industries. Colleges providing final placements to students. And they are getting handsome Salary package from there. In future also they can see their reputed position in the company.

Present day IT, Telecom, Automobile sector is demanding of quality students that have fair hands on the practical expertise and this is reason that choosing a good quality college. So grab best Engineering Colleges in India.

In general, All said and done, If you have any query in your mind, Confused about the colleges .Go for official sites of colleges so that you get better ideas from that. There are many capable engineering colleges in India and few amount of research can help you out to settle one of the best one. Engineering colleges have the caliber to turn every student to a successful engineer who has lucrative career option in hand, before leaving the college.

In general, All said and done, If you have any query in your mind, Confused about the colleges .Go for official sites of colleges so that you get better ideas from that. There are many capable

engineering colleges in India

and few amount of research can help you out to settle one of the best one.

Engineering colleges

have the caliber to turn every student to a successful engineer.

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