Boost Business Analytics with an Operational Data Store

Boost Business Analytics with an Operational Data Store

An ODS can become an integral hub for your business information systems by providing a central repository of data from multiple sources.

Data is the lifeblood of every business today, and its management and governance are main factors that can help deliver efficiency through business analytics, but data management processes can be complicated. Data preparation has also become a hot topic among IT teams and users who must ensure that data is ready for business intelligence (BI) and analytics. By itself, raw data is often relatively useless in the realm of business because it must undergo several processes that transform it into insights that support business decision-making.

Data preparation begins once raw structured and unstructured data is ingested; data prep complexity increases as volumes of data grow and user needs become increasingly diverse. This

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Womply Partners with Harvest Small Business Finance to Help Underserved Businesses and Workers Access Forgivable Loans Using PPP Fast Lane


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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Womply, the local commerce platform that provides apps, APIs, marketing, and financial tools to make local commerce happen, today announced a new partnership with Harvest Small Business Finance to help more of America’s struggling small businesses, gig workers, independent contractors, and self-employed people access vital Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding with as little friction as possible.

Adam Seery, COO of Harvest Small Business Finance, said, “We are very proud of our new partnership with Womply to help more small businesses and hard-working individuals get access to these federal PPP loans. From the beginning, Harvest has specialized in providing affordable loan solutions for small business owners who may not qualify for commercial mortgages through larger banks or credit unions, and Womply’s fundamental focus on small businesses,

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India s Power Consumption Grows Nearly 45 Pc In First Half Of April

Power consumption in the country grew nearly 45 per cent in the first half of April to 60.62 billion units (BU) over the corresponding period a year ago, showing robust recovery in industrial and commercial demand of electricity, according to power ministry data.

Power consumption in the first half of April last year (from April 1 to 15, 2020) was recorded at 41.91 BU.

On the other hand, the peak power demand met, which is the highest supply in a day, during the first half of this month remained well above the highest record of 132.20 GW in the same period in April 2020.

During the first half this month, peak power demand touched the highest level of 182.55 GW on April 8, 2021, and recorded a growth of 38 per cent over 132.20 GW recorded in the entire month of April last year.

Power consumption in April last year

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COA Small Business Center shares a webinar on marketing tactics

Stephen Traversie of Sezen Creative is the presenter of the webinar. [photo courtesy COA]

Thanks to a grant from Rural LISC, a cooperative of NC Small Business Centers in the most rural parts of the state have access to specialized topics and presenters through the remainder of 2021 to assist rural entrepreneurs and businesses adapting and dealing with the impact of COVID-19 to their business.

The presentation, “Adapting Big City Marketing Tactics for Small Town Success,” will be presented by Stephen Traversie of Sezen Creative.

Originally from New Bern, Traversie is an accomplished marketing executive with experience across multiple markets and countries for top ranked retail, nightlife and hospitality brands.

He will discuss “owning your customer” and the implications for different parts of marketing for rural small business owners and entrepreneurs using a 360 approach.

“Adapting Big City Marketing Tactics for Small Town Success”, sponsored by the COA Small Business

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