Information integration where are you?

The following chart presented by eMarketer shows the answers made by  the Forrester Conference attendees. The question was “What is the best source for generating data on their customers”, the answers are not a surprise at all. They answer as each source provides enough information itself about their customers, but they don’t! Web analytics just tells you what your customers are doing but how are you gonna make a decision when you don’t know why?

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The US ICT Market optimistic about Analytics and BI investments

According to a report by Forrester Research the total Total U.S. ICT market in 2011 was $962B with the majority being generated from software sales ($208B) followed by Telecom Services ($199B) and IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services ($188B). The following graphic show the U.S. ICT market for 2011. Forrester forecast for analytics and BI are more optimistic.  When customer experience and engagement is taken into account, the forecast seems high. Salesforce knows how to translate trial users into customers. The question is can they do this fast enough in 2012 throughout the enterprise and mid-tier accounts to keep up their

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Another year in Web…sorry Digital Analytics – Happy new analytyear!

We can discuss about almost everything, the name of what we do (Digital, Web, or just analytics), about the platforms, about the practices and even about who are the most influential professionals but if there is something about we are do all agree is that this was a very intense year, lets take a look to the most relevant news about it: January 24, 2012: Accenture to Expand Analytics Capabilities with Acquisition of Neo Metrics Analytics S.L. March 05, 2012: Web Analytics Association Becomes Digital Analytics Association. March 31, 2012: Urchin is retired from the market. April 18, 2012: Havas Digital 20% of Intellignos.

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SMX lands again in Buenos Aires, with a Web Analytics Panel!

The SMX Event is landing in Buenos Aires in its second edition. SMX is one of the most important “Search” events in the world, so if you work in something related, not just with “Search” but with Internet, you must attend it.This event is gonna be a very particular one, since it includes a the Web Analytics panel (yes, I said in Buenos Aires and Analytics in the same phrase 🙂 ) and I have the honor of being one of the three Web Analytics Panelists. The other two are

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US Hispanics Advetising Spending

I’ve read in E-Marketer a very interesting report from Advertising Age reported that last year US advertisers spent 64% of their Hispanic-targeted media budgets on Spanish-language broadcast and cable TV networks, while Internet display ads garnered less than 5%. “Hispanic consumers under the age of 35 are spending more time online than watching TV

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GAAC training in Buenos Aires

Yesterday (thursday 5th of June) was the first GAAC (Google Analytics Authorized Consultant) training in Buenos Aires. The event was planned by the untiring Enrique Quevedo. Enrique, who was also the speaker, has the non-minor task of developing the product through the Latam Region. The training lasted two days, the first day was focused on Business while the second was 100% technical. The training went from general to specific topics, and was both technical and pragmatic making very simple to incorporate pretty difficult concepts. Congratulations Enrique, Great initiative!!! Enrique is at my right (I’m with the unforgetable “tag my ass”

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White Paper IV – Social Networks in Latin America – Second Part

Social Networks in Latam (Second part) According comScore estimations- March 2008 – the number of internet users in the 5 major countries of the region (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico) are 47.5 million. If we also consider the Internet users in Puerto Rico and US Hispanics the number reach the 67.5 million. During the month of March the number of unique visitors from 9 social networks we analyzed (bebo, facebook, friendster, hi5, myspace, netlog, orkut, sonico y tagged) sum 37 million in these five countries in Latin America.

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The Web Analytics Association Announces the 2008 Board of Directors

Finally the Web Analytics Association Announced the list of the 2008 Directors. I’m so glad (and proud) of having the following names in the Board of Directors. * Vicky Brock, Highland Business Research, Inverness Highlands, Scotland * June Dershewitz, Semphonic, San Francisco, CA * Andrea Hadley, NetSetGo Marketing, Vancouver, BC Canada * Avinash Kaushik, Author, Analytics Evangelist – Google, Mountain View, CA * Alex Langshur, PublicInsite, Medford, MA * Neil Mason, Applied Insights, Oxford, England * Lauria Paxia, I.C.C. S.r.l., Catania, Italy * Seth Romanow, Microsoft, Redmond, WA * Marshall Sponder, Monster Worldwide, New York, NY * Robbin Steif, LunaMetrics,

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