Minimum Viable Product: The MVP of Business

Very recently, we held our very first webinar where our CEO talked about MVP Readiness. An MVP, or minimum viable product, is a lean solution used to fast track performance while balancing a tight timeline and budget. We've outlined some of the main points of the webinar for easy reference.  Minimum Viable Product? An MVP is a product that has just enough functionality and design to go live for faster access to performance data. It provides a product foundation for organizations to launch...

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Data Investigation: Uncovering Insights & Building Correlations

By now, you probably know that data needs structure and context to uncover actionable insights, which is why data visualization is such a powerful tool. However, analysis isn't a one step process that presents all possible insights at once. There are instances when you need further analytics to expound key insights, mainly when things aren't right. Projects can fail, people lie, resources can dwindle, and basically anything else that creates complications. So how do you even begin to dive deeper...

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Improve Your Team’s Agile Process in Asana

Managing an office, department, team, and even your own work can be difficult. That's where task management apps come in. Apps like Asana provide an organizational interface for users to keep track of tasks. A savvy user will know how to optimize the different features to fit their needs. Here at Boost Labs, we've found another way to make the most of our Asana experience. How we use Asana Asana is a simple and powerful task management app that we use at Boost Labs. Many of our clients use it...

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What Are Data Analytics Products?

In the data world, there are simply too many fancy phrases that are overused.  “Big data” is one that is often said in an attempt to describe what actually is our data industry. This leads us to the point of our blog post about the phrase “Data Analytics Products”.  When you do a basic Google search on it, you end up with results that include solutions like Tableau, PowerBI, and Looker. These companies do in fact sell a product that is focused on Data Analytics.  But, to us, that only...

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Cloud Computing: Easy Data Scaling for Better Business

AWS, RDS, Azure, Oracle. You've probably heard of these services at some point and wondered what they can do for you. We keep hearing about the cloud and how great it is, but do you know why businesses are choosing it? It's a complex system of IT infrastructure that manages the everyday difficulties of building and maintaining a server environment. Simply put, cloud computing is like a home away from home. It holds data and environments for you so you don't have to buy countless servers that...

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Why Excel Is Still Essential to Data Analytics

Excel spreadsheets have been around for more than 30 years and they're still valuable. The original concept isn't much different than what we use today, it just looks better and has a lot of new capabilities.  But aren't Excel spreadsheets outdated? It's manual and there are better software programs. Spreadsheets are still relevant and a great tool to learn about data. It's true it's not the only or most fitting solution for all data projects, but it remains as a reliable and affordable tool...

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Information Privacy VS Data Transparency – Better Business Practices

In the best way, information privacy is what keeps our personal data safe from hackers and thieves. But we know this isn't what really happens. Many businesses routinely sell user data for profit. We've seen countless headlines about poorly handled data breaches, lawsuits, and illegally acquired data. So, people are fighting for data transparency and their right to data accessibility. Here's what you need to know. The best combination of information privacy and data transparency balances the...

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National Pet Day: Building Market Value With Data Analytics

Domesticated pets have been around for centuries and thanks to improving understanding, many pet owners have better access to products and services that make our pets' lives better. Today, the range of pets includes furry friends, insects, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, and more. And we can thank data analytics for everything. Pet care as an industry giant is relatively new, but it's an exciting example of building market value via data analytics. More people are adding pets to their...

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Natural Language Processing For Customer Engagement

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a type of artificial intelligence that enables computers to understand human language and help business performance. It's how we're able to communicate with intelligent devices and programs. Website chatbots, translator apps, and smart home technology already use natural language processing but it's taking time for businesses to realize the true value of NLP. Much like machine learning, natural language processing takes in new data and responds to it, like...

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National Burrito Day – Burrito Data is a Sign of Purchasing Power

Today is National Burrito Day, a day about appreciating the delicious culinary creation and the surprisingly significant data insights it carries. A history From conquistadores to people from Sonora, the burrito has a rich Mexican history as well as strong American popularity. Starting in the 1950's, as Mexican cuisine moved further North, Americans were able to enjoy a brand new culinary experience. And now, it's so popular that Chipotle even markets itself as a "lifestyle brand" and has even...

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