First Person: Three Mistakes I Made with GIS and What I’ve Learned
Tatia O’Connor has made a few mistakes, she says. Her story is a useful tale for GIS users and business leaders.
By Gary Sankary | June 8, 2021
For data-savvy DICK’S Sporting Goods, an optimized network of brick-and-mortar stores remains critically important to customer engagement.
By Marianna Kantor | June 1, 2021
Location awareness gives companies operational intelligence to monitor shifts in legislative agendas and public policy.
Mark Dann | May 20, 2021
The nation’s fourth-largest pork producer relied on strong business–IT collaboration to implement a precision-agriculture app.
Marianna Kantor | May 18, 2021
Maps have evolved dramatically beyond the trusty TripTiks of our youth. Now they're showing business executives the right path.
Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, GISP | May 11, 2021
A leading health services company applies location intelligence to an age-old business challenge in its home-visit program.
Gary Sankary | May 4, 2021
A new study suggests companies have as much to learn from store closures as they do from expansions, and location plays a compelling role.
Geoff Wade | April 29, 2021
Kim Morrison is helping the world’s largest gold miner improve operational performance and visibility with GIS dashboards, drones, and more.
Marianna Kantor | April 26, 2021
The urgency and scope of Biden’s new pledge set the stage for companies to uncover opportunity.
Chris Chiappinelli | April 19, 2021
Renters across the country are eligible for relief funds. In California, a simple application of location intelligence helps them apply.
Kathleen Kewley | April 13, 2021
As the US gets serious about improving its infrastructure, high-speed trains are back in the spotlight, with new implications.
Keith Balaniz | April 6, 2021
The office isn't the workforce anchor it once was, and companies need new tools to locate and attract talent.
Multiple Authors | March 30, 2021
A poll of 3,000 CEOs reveals that business agility is a top concern, and technologies including IoT and AI will play a strong supporting role.
Marianna Kantor | March 23, 2021
The playbook for attracting businesses to a city is changing. Climate resilience has joined taxes and labor availability as a key factor.
Chris Chiappinelli | March 16, 2021
Eager to turn data into strategic insights, Fortune 500 companies are assembling diverse teams of curious analysts.
Multiple Authors | March 9, 2021
A new predictive modeling technology helps organizations understand how climate change could disrupt global supply chains decades from now.
Helen Thompson | March 2, 2021
For workers impacted by the pandemic, a tool promoting occupational mobility could be the path to a more meaningful career.
Multiple Authors | February 23, 2021
Backed by the pattern-finding power of geospatial analysis, GIS technology can help businesses identify customers scattered by the pandemic.
Marianna Kantor | February 16, 2021
A data solutions director uses GIS to help world-renowned companies see nuances among customers and locations.
Marianna Kantor | February 9, 2021
Most of a company’s assets are now digital, yet few CEOs know how much that data is worth. One UK government-owned company has figured it out.
Alex Martonik | February 2, 2021
Climate risk continues to rise, and smart business leaders are investing in predictive technology to get ahead of it.
Multiple Authors | January 26, 2021
Go behind the scenes of one of the ski industry’s most ambitious snowmaking expansions with the people who made it happen.
Geoff Wade | January 19, 2021
A remote part of the state could turn the US into the world's largest producer of lithium for battery technology.
Multiple Authors | January 12, 2021
Pokémon GO sparked consumer interest in 3D technology and augmented reality. The longer-term effects may be felt in business.
Raynah Kamau | January 5, 2021
A childhood passion for geography led a business analyst in Ghana to improve her company's cost of distribution through location intelligence.
Gary Sankary | December 21, 2020
Business travelers provide revenue to many companies. What happens if a third of them stop traveling?
Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, GISP | December 14, 2020
COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed through a global cold chain that is inherently inefficient. Location intelligence will be key.
Cindy Elliott | December 10, 2020
An economy built on a straight line from production to landfill begins to curl toward sustainability.
Gary Sankary | December 8, 2020
With brands converting stores to mini-fulfillment centers to meet online demand, executives need a new way to analyze markets.
Cindy Elliott | December 1, 2020
In cities where cars are uncommon, being in the right place takes on new dimensions for business executives.
Chris Chiappinelli | November 23, 2020
As business leaders seek safer ways of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, they turn to an innovative trio of technologies.
Mark Dann | November 17, 2020
A well-funded innovator in agtech, Indigo Ag is using location intelligence to promote a more efficient, climate-friendly way to farm.
Maya Nolan | November 10, 2020
With more companies pledging to reach net-zero carbon emissions, demand is rising for technology that can help executives track progress.
Helen Thompson | November 4, 2020
Data showing the deep influence of geography on small business performance during the pandemic reveals important clues for executives.
Chris Chiappinelli | November 2, 2020
Aiming to fortify voters, a group called Pizza to the Polls creates a new kind of delivery—and a reminder of the importance of location.
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