Dec 26, 2019

Movie and Coffee Date with my Friend

In spite of my very hectic schedule, I always try to find time to meet my close friend either by spending time together in the house eating and drinking some beer or soju or going out to watch a movie and eat.

We decided to go to the mall to watch a movie. My friend invited me to watch "Unbreakable," starring Bea Alonzo and Angelica Panganiban. We've heard that this is a good movie.

We're so thankful that we've watched the movie after a few weeks from its premiere because there were only a few people inside the cinema. I loved the ambiance because it was quiet.

After watching the movie, we've headed to "Dark" coffee shop. To my surprise, I got a coffee and cake treat.

 It's actually my first time to visit this coffee shop and I can say that I like it here. Hopefully I could visit this coffee shop again by next year. This is located in SM North in Onesimus. I don't know exactly as I rarely visit SM North.

My friend and I had really good time eating a slice of cake and drinking our coffee while catching up. By the way, it's here sister who made the treat. She works in this coffee shop and we were also waiting for her to finish work then we would go home together. I had the hot Vanilla Macchiato while my friend opted the cold one. 

I loved it so much! I am now a coffee love. I remember I used to hate it because I could palpitate with the caffein but I got immune to it when I started working in Saudi since most of my colleagues are drinking coffee. I even now love drinking black coffee and of course Turkish coffee.

We may not see each other frequently that's why we make the most out of it when we see each other. Friends for keeps indeed.

Dec 16, 2019

Why Big Data is Important for Your Small Business

Despite the potential for Big Data to enhance your operations, many small business owners assume it’s out of their reach. If you’re concerned that Big Data will be too costly for your enterprise, think again. 

There are a wide variety of ways small businesses are using Big Data to reduce their costs, enhance productivity and maximize profits. From marketing automation and fleet telematics to customer profiling and lifecycle value; you’ll find that Big Data can enhance every area of your business. To learn more, take a look at why Big Data is so important for small businesses…

Routine tasks
Everyday tasks account for a significant amount of time and resource usage. Whether it’s verifying staff receipts so that they can be claimed as expenses, processing supply contracts or handling statutory staff documentation, you’re regularly spending a lot of time on repetitive tasks. 
Big Data can handle all of this and more. By collecting, structuring, segmenting and analyzing the data, algorithms can ensure that it’s applied effectively. As a result, your day-to-day tasks are completed with enhanced accuracy, in a fraction of the time they currently take. 

Customer behavior
Gaining insight into customer behavior is essential for any enterprise. Regardless of whether you’re a B2C or B2B business, you need to know how your customers think, feel and act in order to serve them better. 
With text mining, Big Data successfully enables you to sift through vast amounts of data and identify patterns, connections, and trends via the words and language used. Instead of being locked out of valuable data because of your limited resources, you can use Big Data to mine the text in seconds, and then put your findings to good use. 

Location targeting
As most cellphones and mobile devices feature geolocation, you can access location-related information from your target market without breaching any privacy regulations. With Big Data, however, you won’t just learn what areas your customers reside in. In fact, you can determine where they work, what routes they regularly travel, what bricks and mortar venues they visit, etc. 
This enhances the level of customer insight you can gain and also means you can use location-specific content to increase customer engagement. This is just one way of personalizing your content and interactions to enhance your customer relationships. 

Risk analysis
Traditionally, it’s only been larger firms that have the resources to undertake in-depth risk analysis. Big data puts small companies on a par with multinational corporations in this respect. With the ability to analyze the potential outcome of business decisions and accurately gauge the risks involved, you can make more informed decisions regarding your commercial ventures. This, inevitably, helps you to avoid business pitfalls and increases successful decision-making. 

Benefiting from Big Data
Now that Big Data is a reality for small businesses, it’s time to start making the most of it. The accuracy and capabilities of Big Data is important for every enterprise but it’s particularly powerful for small businesses. Whereas limited resources may have prevented you from accessing the information, knowledge, and insights your competitors have, Big Data levels the playing field and gives you all the tools you need. 

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