Peter Dobler of Dobler Consulting to Take Over Role as President of TBTLA

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The start of 2018 is accompanied by exciting news for Peter Dobler, Founder & CEO of Dobler Consulting. With Dobler Consulting listed as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a Finalist for the Small Business of the Year awards, it comes as no surprise that Peter Dobler has been appointed to take on the role as the next President of the TBTLA.   The TBTLA, or Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association, is a local non-profit organization whose membership is limited to current and former technology executives. Its two-fold mission is to apply the collective experience of the membership to real-world technology problems, and to mentor students – and other professionals – who are anticipating careers in information technology[1]. The most important way the TBTLA achieves this goal is through their successful GETSMART program. Established in 2001, the TBTLA is one of the many reasons why Tampa Bay is becoming a booming technology hub for business of all sizes.   The TBTLA partnered with the University of Tampa’s Information & Technology Management department to create GETSMART. GETSMART, short for Getting Everyone to Study Math and Related Technologies, is an educational and mentoring (more…)

Three Major Trends in Business Data

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I see three big changes occurring in the new world of business data. Big Data. Data sets that are too large and too complex for traditional data processing are now common, and they are becoming ubiquitous. According to Wikipedia, “As of 2012, every day 2.5 exabytes of data are created.” (An exabyte is 2.5 times 10 to the 18th power.) Personal devices, from smart phones to activity monitors, generate data on nearly all of us — our location, patterns of communication, and behavior. All of this is recorded somewhere; all of it can be processed to yield information that presents business opportunities. While data sets are getting larger, the term “big data” has come to refer not so much to the size of the data sets as their predictive power. A good analytics team can spot correlations in data that unearth business trends, prevent disease, or fight crime. What’s required isn’t processing power (although that helps), but imagination and communication. The hallmark of big data is the way it crosses departmental and disciplinary boundaries. Unstructured Data. Once upon a time you could only gather data if you created a model of your expected inputs beforehand. Such modeled data can be (more…)

How to Use LinkedIn to Your Advantage

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In my previous posts I talked a lot about the functionalities of LinkedIn, how to set it up, which other social networking sites to use besides LinkedIn and how to integrate it with your Outlook.

Many readers asked me more or less the same question “how can I use LinkedIn to grow my business?”.
There is no straight answer to this question, but I will share how I use LinkedIn. Maybe you can take one new tip away for your LinkedIn strategy.

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