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Simon Boxall – Celebration of Life

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It is with a really heavy heart that I write this blog post.   Our dear friend and colleague Simon Boxall passed away this week.  We extend our condolences to his family and those he touched. Simon had been an InfoSolight for almost 11 years and within our small sphere we ...

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The Secret Behind the Naming of IBIS

The Secret Behind the Naming of IBIS

I was recently talking to Paul about the IBIS conference and I asked him how they came up with the name.  He turned to me and that smile he is famous for slowly spread across his face.  He leaned in close to me and in a low almost conspirator like ...

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Succinct BI Reporting

Succint BI Reporting

We live in a world where we do not just have easy access to more information than ever before, but where we are also bombarded with more information than we can possibly absorb. The combination of social media, the internet and smart mobile devices have provided the means for us ...

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A Gathering of BusinessObjects Super Heroes

A Gathering of BusinessObjects Super Heroes

Isn’t it amazing how most super heroes never seem to grow old? In fact, they just seem to get better with age as new special effects and enhancements to their capabilities by the movie industry make them even more super! I see BusinessObjects in a very similar way. It is ...

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Xcelsius Restaurant Analytics Hub Rocks Dubai

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Dubai has become the business and entertainment hub for the Middle East and is definitely a “larger than life” place to visit and a great place to have a global conference. So last month I was invited by our partner Intellytics to participate at their booth at the Global Restaurant ...

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The SAP BI Strategy: Convergence or Conservancy?

The SAP BI Strategy: Convergence or Conservancy

I have been confused about SAP’s BI roadmap and strategy for many years now and so are the vast majority of SAP BusinessObjects customers that I have talked with about this topic. About four or five years ago, SAP determined that there were too many products in it’s BI portfolio ...

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Data Warehouse Design – Inmon vs Kimball Architecture

InfoSol Blog Tech Tip

We are living in the age of data revolution and more corporations are realizing the fact that to lead or in some cases to survive, they need to harness their data wealth effectively. The data warehouse, due to its unique proposition as the integrated enterprise repository of data, is playing ...

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IBIS 2017: Save the Date

IBIS 2017: Save the Date June 19-21, 2017 in Carlsbad, CA

Mark your calendars! IBIS 2017 will be taking place June 19-21, 2017 and once again will be hosted at the beautiful Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California. The InfoSol Business Intelligence Seminar (IBIS) is the premier BusinessObjects education and knowledge exchange event of the year, packed with hands-on boot camps, ...

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Overcoming Checkbox Shortcomings – Part 2

InfoSol Blog Tech Tip

In a previous post, Overcoming Checkbox Shortcomings Part 1 , I wrote about a technique I devised to overcome the limitation of the Xcelsius checkbox where it will not programmatically switch to the value in the cell. I needed 10 yes-no checkboxes – one for each row of a tabular display ...

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Error – New 4.2 BI Commentary Service is Unavailable

I recently attempted to use the new Commentary Service available in Business Objects 4.2 to enter a comment in a Web Intelligence report. I received an error stating the “Commentary Service is unavailable”, and directing me to see my platform Administrator.  I saved the document, and tried the different ways ...

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