Monthly Archives: July 2015

Professional BI Requirements Template

July 31, 2015

Professional BI Requirements Template
https://selecthub.com/business-intelligence/professional-bi-requirements-template/

A great way to jumpstart your BI software selection project is with an expert requirements template from SelectHub. Their BI template contains the most important criteria to consider when purchasing a BI solution. The template provides a consolidation of key criteria identified by industry analysts and SelectHub users involved in actual BI selection projects. By knowing what has been selected as the top decision criteria by users and analysts, and matching it against you own requirements, you’ll exponentially increase your likelihood of choosing the right BI platform. Easily manage your BI requirements process using their free templates. Their BI requirements template and checklist is designed for organizations to be able to more easily understand and collaborate on the key BI requirements needed when selecting a vendor and platform. Not only does their BI requirements template give you a deep look at feature sets within various BI platforms, you can export and download the BI requirements template in spreadsheet format for further collaboration. This free BI requirements template is broken down by 5 major groups containing 21 sub-groups and more than 90 total BI requirements. The major groups include: Key Requirements, Functional Requirements, Technical Requirements, Support & Services and Vendor Profile. Examples of the BI requirements sub-groups include: Data Visualization, Reporting, Analytics, Scalability, Fault Tolerance, User Support and more. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Competency-Based Education Network – A National Consortium for Designing , Developing and Scaling New Models for Student Learning

July 31, 2015

Competency-Based Education Network – A National Consortium for Designing , Developing and Scaling New Models for Student Learning
http://www.cbenetwork.org/

The Competency-Based Education Network is a group of colleges and universities working together to address shared challenges to designing, developing and scaling competency-based degree programs. In early 2014, the network selected an initial cohort of participating colleges and universities; the cohort includes 17 institutions and two public systems serving 42 campuses. The institutions will take part in a research-and-development phase, funded by Lumina Foundation, to provide an evidence-based approach to advancing high-quality competency-based education capable of serving many more students of all backgrounds. A Steering Committee, led by Laurie Dodge of Brandman University, was formed in spring 2013 and the network issued a formal call for membership applications in the fall. Participating institutions either offer degree programs with well-defined learning outcomes and rigorous assessment or are on their way to creating them. The C-BEN Steering Committee, comprising higher education innovators from several of these institutions, will guide the work and periodically will issue additional calls for applications. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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NIMH: Recent Science News

July 31, 2015

NIMH: Recent Science News
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/index.shtml

Science News from the National Institute of Mental Health is a fantastic resource for teachers, psychologists, and others who want to keep abreast of the latest research on a range of mental health concerns. Readers can scout the site by Recent News, which appears automatically on the homepage. They can also delve into the hundreds of past reports by searching News by Year and News by Topic. Topics include a wide range of disorders, populations, research, and other categories. For instance, there are 22 articles available about psychotherapy, 91 articles on medications, and 26 articles about diversity and ethnic groups. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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Discover Business – Startup and Entrepreneur Resources

July 30, 2015

Discover Business – Startup and Entrepreneur Resources
http://www.discoverbusiness.us/

Discover Business offers curated business resources to inspire, cultivate, and grow small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurship. Their goal is to help you find the right resource or tool you need for any business task. They strive to offer strong resources for diverse needs, with voices that are likewise diverse. Their team of experienced professionals have created resources to help you with tasks like how to write a business plan, or cultivating problem solving skills and even improving your time management techniques. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Startup Resources for the Entrepreneur white paper.

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SimpleWeek – Personal Task Manager

July 30, 2015

SimpleWeek – Personal Task Manager
https://simpleweek.com/

Get things done wherever you go with the world’s best personal task manager. SimpleWeek is simple, powerful and so much more than an online to-do list. Features include: a) SimpleWeek keeps you organized – If you don’t manage to get everything done, your unfinished tasks will be rolled over to the next day automatically; b) Recurring tasks – SimpleWeek will make sure you never forget again to do something. Just choose one of the allowed period (daily, weekly, etc.) and task will appear on the scheduled day; c) Custom lists – Need a place for long-term tasks? Want to save some links to read later from favorite site? Save all of this data on custom lists, name each list with unique title; d) Planning for the future – You can create tasks for any day in the future. And now you can not imagine how useful it is when SimpleWeek reminds you about birthday, about cinema or something else. Why should you keep it in your head; and e) Task sorting. Drag and Drop – You can sort tasks as you want, while improving the visual priority of each of them. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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The Muse

July 30, 2015

The Muse
https://www.themuse.com/

The Muse is a free job hunting service. But it’s also much more than that. Since its inception in 2012, the Muse has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, CNN, Bloomberg Television, PBS, and other media outlets. What makes the Muse fresh and interesting? On the website, readers can browse over 2,500 open jobs at companies like Facebook, Zappos, Petplus, and many others. However, the site goes way beyond the ordinary listing service. It also features colorful profiles of each company, which include video interviews with employees, photographs of offices, and rich descriptions of the company culture. In addition, the website provides free training on everything from designing the perfect CV to interview skills to tips on how to choose a career in the first place. This will be added to Employment Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

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OpenSoon – Restaurants and Bars

July 29, 2015

OpenSoon – Restaurants and Bars
http://restaurants.opensoon.co/

Instantly discover 1600+ new restaurants & bars, before they open, every month. OpenSoon automates your prospect discovery & lead generation for pre-opening restaurants & bars. OpenSoon is a powerful web-based app that discovers upcoming restaurant & bar openings in the US. Built as a foundation for your outbound sales program, OpenSoon instantly automates your prospect discovery & lead generation for pre-opening restaurants & bars. Every week OpenSoon discovers 400+ new upcoming openings, and converts that data into actionable sales leads. Members access the OpenSoon site from any web browser, to quickly manage and /or export the leads to their CRM. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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AWS Educate – Academic Gateway for the Next Generation of IT and Cloud Professionals

July 29, 2015

AWS Educate – Academic Gateway for the Next Generation of IT and Cloud Professionals
http://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/

With the dramatically increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals. AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to greatly accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors and to help power the entrepreneurs, workforce, and Gridresearchers of tomorrow. This will be added to Grid, Distributed and Cloud Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Tutorial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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MIT Video

July 29, 2015

MIT Video
http://video.mit.edu/

With 150 channels and over 12,000 videos, MIT Video is one of the great unsung repositories of the Internet. Looking for videos related to the arts? There are 174 available. Or perhaps you are more interested in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. More than 80 videos are waiting for you. Indeed, there are also 261 Engineering videos, 182 videos about Robotics, 181 videos related to Entrepreneurship, and 215 videos about Brain and Cognitive Science. Scouting the site is easy with the site’s excellent search function. It is also possible to browse by Channels, Type (Community, Educational, Feature, News, and more), Spotlight, and Surprise Me. However readers choose to navigate the site, there will be many opportunities for hours of video viewing. This has been added to Tutorial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Aging In Place Technology Watch

July 28, 2015

Aging In Place Technology Watch
http://www.ageinplacetech.com/

Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch, a market research firm that provides thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In addition to her technology background and years as a technology industry analyst, Laurie has served as a volunteer long-term care ombudsman and is certified in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida. Aging in Place is the ability to live in one’s own home – wherever that might be – for as long, as confidently and comfortably possible. Livability can be extended through the incorporation of universal design principles, telehealth and other assistive technologies. It is described with reference to Aging in Place Technology Watch and quoted in CNN, Yahoo! Finance, Kiplinger, The Wall Street Journal, The NY Times, and USA Today. Laurie is profiled in Business Week’s Launching Startups, Huffington Post, and The NY Times. This will be added to Elder Resources Subject Tracer™.

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