By Joshua Weinberger  |  Posted 2003-03-01 Print this article Print

Like many phrases that capture the technology industry's attention, "real-time analytics" and "the real-time enterprise" have the ring of something desirable. But just because the words come trippingly off the tongue doesn't mean t

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Before "Real Time" Flies"

Set Goals
Decide how you want to improve your business by real-time processes—or if it should be handled in real time in the first place.

Define Metrics
Identify the data required on the way in, and the indicators by which to gauge success or failure.

Build Infrastructure
Deploy the technology required to function at your desired speed, and to capture meaningful data.

Record results immediately; make sure all improvements are automatically fed back into the system.

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After being on staff at The New Yorker for five years, Josh later traveled the world, hitting all seven continents in a single year. At Yale University, he majored in American Studies, English, and Theatre Studies.


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