Databox: Track Performance and Discover Insights in Real-Time

Databox is a dashboarding solution that where you can choose from dozens of pre-built integrations or use their API and SDKs to easily aggregate data from all of your data sources. Their Databox Designer doesn’t require any coding, with drag and drop, customization, and simple data source connections.   Databox Features Include: Alerts – Set alerts for progress on key metrics through push, email, or Slack. Templates – Databox already has hundreds of templates ready

Grow: Build The Ultimate Internet Marketing Dashboard

We’re big fans of visual performance indicators. Currently, we automate monthly executive reports to our clients and, within our office, we have a large screen that displays a real-time dashboard of all our clients’ internet marketing key performance indicators. It’s been a great tool – always letting us know which clients are getting superior results and which ones have an opportunity for improvement. While we currently use Geckoboard, there are a couple of limitations we’re

5 Signs You’re Outgrowing Your MySQL Database

The data management landscape is complex and quickly evolving. Nothing emphasizes this evolution more than the emergence of ‘super apps’ — or applications that process millions of user interactions per second. Factor in Big Data and the cloud, and it becomes clear that e-commerce merchants need a new generation of databases that can perform better and scale faster. Any online business without an updated database is likely running MySQL, a database barely updated since its

Improving Magento Performance and Your Business Results

Magento is recognized as a top e-commerce platform, powering up to one-third of all online retail websites. Its massive user base and developer network create an ecosystem where, without much technical expertise, almost anyone can get an e-commerce site up and running quickly. However, there’s a downside: Magento can be heavy and slow if not properly optimized. This can be a real turn-off for today’s fast-paced customers who expect quick response times from the websites

Zapier: Workflow Automation for Business

I never realized that I’d have to wait 6 years before we’d begin seeing applications that intelligently visualized application programming interfaces… but we’re finally getting there. Yahoo! Pipes launched in 2007 and had some connectors for manipulating and connecting systems, but it lacked integration with plethora of web services and APIs that were exploding across the web. Zapier is nailing it… enabling you to automate tasks between online services – currently 181! Zapier is for

WordPress and MySQL: What’s Your Word Count?

There’s been some talk on blogs about the average size of a WordPress post. Some light has been shed that Search Engines will only weigh the impact of the first x number of characters, where x is currently unknown. As a result, anything after that is simply a waste of words. Image from Wordle! I’m rather garrulous with my blog posts so I’m going to do some additional analysis and see if the popularity of