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New Hyper-Reality Experiences By The VOID Coming Fall 2018 – Ralph Breaks VR

first_imgShare This!For those who have experienced The VOID’s first foray paired with Disney, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, which is available for Guests to experience at both Downtown Disney and Disney Springs, you know what an amazing experience it truly is. Soon, Guests will be able to step into another immersive world and I could not be more excited!Coming this fall, Guests will soon be able to experience a brand new multi-sensory Disney adventure where you’ll be immersed in the worlds of the internet and online gaming with Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope, with Ralph Breaks VR! To create Ralph Breaks VR, The Walt Disney Company and ILMxLAB are again collaborating with the team at The VOID.This appears to be the first of several new collaborations with The VOID coming soon.  They are slated to develop five new experiences based on material from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Marvel Studios and this is the first of the five.“Very fundamentally we ask ourselves what are places people have always wanted to step into and be a part of, but were never possible before,” says Curtis Hickman, The Void’s founder and chief creative officer. “Disney and Marvel have a lot of worlds that people want to step into that work well with our technology.”There is no word on where the Ralph Breaks VR will be located, nor do we know exactly when it will open, but stay tuned to the blog for more information, not only about this project, but the other ones that are clearly on their way in the future too.last_img read more

Big Question (Answered): “What role do you think the Web plays in an economic recovery?”

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#community#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Today US President, Barack Obama, hosted a jobs/economy Town Hall on LinkedIn. We decided to make our daily Big Question center on the same theme. What role do you think the Web plays in an economic recovery?We asked and you answered, then we culled your responses from Twitter and Facebook and we used Storify to present it all back to you. If you have additional responses, please leave them in the comments.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts robyn tippinslast_img read more

What Is Business Intelligence?

first_imgEarly in my career, I was encouraged to always ask questions, even the  most obvious and simple ones. This included questions about well-known topics that were assumed to be understood by everyone. With that in mind, let’s answer the question, “What is business intelligence (BI)?”As you read this post, you probably fall into one of these three categories:You know exactly what BI is because you eat, sleep, and breathe it every day. BI is in your business DNA.The term means nothing more than the name of an exotic tech cocktail that might have pierced your ears, figuratively speaking of course.You‘re somewhere in between the two extremes. You’ve been exposed to the term, but haven’t had a chance yet to fully digest it or appreciate it.Do you have something to learn about BI? Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work.To begin with, BI looked very different when I started my career in the early ’90s. You couldn’t look it up on a mobile device smaller than a floppy disk. Moreover, you couldn’t Google Opens in a new windowit, Bing Opens in a new windowit, or Yahoo Opens in a new windowit. Today, the keywords “business” and “intelligence” together return more than 250 million results on Google, though few will be relevant to you, nor will you have time to go through them. Nevertheless, the ease and the speed at which you are able to query large volumes of recorded data to make faster, better-informed conclusions puts the question at hand in perspective.Scratching the surfaceBeginners to BI should start their research with the definition. Wikipedia’s definition Opens in a new windowof BI is a good place to start, and from it you get the sense that BI includes tangibles such as hardware and software as well as intangibles such as people, culture, processes, and best practices. Continuing on the Wikipedia page, you can find out about the origins of the term. In 1958, Hans Peter Luhn, an IBM researcher, defined the term as “the ability to apprehend the interrelationships of presented facts in such a way as to guide action towards a desired goal.” By the ‘90s, the term had become more widespread. At CIO.comOpens in a new window, BI is defined as “an umbrella term that refers to a variety of software applications used to analyze an organization’s raw data.”Digging deeperNext, you can dig a little deeper by performing what I call a rapid-research exercise to glance at the websites of BI companies that develop the technology. In this way, your searches can transition from text-based and definition-centric explanations to visually rich and appealing presentations, including graphs and charts. This is where BI dashboards take center stage. Not surprisingly, the emphasis on mobile that showcases tablets and smart phones becomes apparent by pictures of BI artifacts shown on mobile devices. Additional references pop up for Big Data and Cloud. Both are hot technology terms that have gained popularity in the last few years. As you research and connect the dots, you can start to build your own definition of BI. This will be influenced by your own unique background, your experiences with technology (with or without BI), and possibly, your personal perceptions layered with your biases of BI. However, in the end, your definition may still fall short.Hitting the coreUltimately, BI is about decision making. In its simplest and purest form, I define BI as the framework that enables organizations of all sizes to make faster, better-informed business decisions.I don’t claim that this particular definition of BI is better or more comprehensive than others. But it does provide a direct and concise answer with less emphasis on technology and more focus on business, people, and decision making.When it comes to defining BI or technology in general, we need to put the focus on business and people more often. In this context, business decisions should be complemented by technology that promotes actionable insight, and not the other way around. BI is not a miracle pill.BI alone does not solve business problems or cure corporate infections. Instead, BI is the enabler that, if designed, implemented, and executed effectively, can help organizations drive growth and profitability. What is your definition of BI?Connect with me on Twitter (@KaanTurnali) and LinkedIn.This story originally appeared on The Decision FactorOpens in a new window.last_img read more