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Windows Server 2003 End Of Life

On July 15, 2015, Microsoft will end support and development of Windows Server 2003. Build 129 of the InfoBurst Platform (available Q4 2015) will move from Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 to .NET Framework 4.5. The newer framework will enable our developers to provide more features and better platform performance. Windows ...

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InfoBurst Build 127 Released

InfoBurst build 127 was released March 23, 2015. The build contains a number of enhancements and fixes, including: Support for BI 4.1 SP5 ADSync Group User Roles Command Line License Management AnuBIs HTML 5 Dashboard Designer PREVIEW Complete build release notes available in the InfoBurst Support Wiki.

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Paul’s Tech Term of the Month: Internet of Things (IoT)

According to Wikipedia, the Internet of Things is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. These “things” may refer to a wide variety ...

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Keeping the Business in Business Intelligence


I recently visited several large companies in the UK to talk with them about their Business Intelligence deployments and strategy. During one of the discussions, the topic of where the Business Intelligence group belongs in the organization came up. At this particular company, the Business Intelligence (BI) group was part ...

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End of Life for InfoBurst 2.6

Background InfoBurst 2.6 has been servicing our customers’ report scheduling and bursting needs for 10 years. While it has served that purpose well, it was designed to service what are now legacy reporting environments like BusinessObjects XIR2. Current reporting platforms like SAP Business Intelligence 4.1 are not supported. It also ...

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Doing More with Less: BI Lessons from Lebanon


The Ancient inhabitants of Lebanon, the Phoenicians, were known for their trade and commerce and the modern Lebanese continue to be very astute in business. Despite the country being ravished by wars in the last few decades, the Lebanese have rebuilt and recreated their economy. They take both an optimistic ...

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Customizing InfoView – Part 1: Custom Logo and Title and Greeting


Software systems almost never deliver the look and functionality needed to meet 100% of an organization’s needs. Each organization has a unique set of requirements which often makes it necessary to implement customizations on top of the delivered product. This principle certainly holds true with SAP BusinessObjects and especially for ...

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Getting more out of InfoBurst with IBShell

Here is a sneak-peek of the InfoBurst® Shell to be presented in the Report Bursting, Scheduling, Delivery & Administration talk at the InfoBurst User Conference – IBIS 2013. Welcome back to the second part of my sneak peak for the my InfoBurst API and Shell talk.  We last talked a little about the InfoBust API ...

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Integrate your applications with InfoBurst

Here is a sneak-peak of the InfoBurst® API to be presented in the Report Bursting, Scheduling, Delivery & Administration talk at the InfoBurst User Conference – IBIS 2013. Over 5 years ago we started to think about a new InfoBurst.  One that would take the years of experience that we’ve gathered since InfoBurst launched, and ...

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Yellowfin Deep Dive at IBIS 2013 – Hands on Training

Having the opportunity to teach what I love has played out a few times in my life. From guiding students into the depths of the Pacific Ocean as a Scuba Dive Master to leading a class of business users in working with one of my favorite Business Intelligence Solutions, I ...

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Welcome to the World!

I take great pleasure in presenting to you the 2031 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Kolby Austin Durda.  In case you didn’t hear, my nephew was born on Saturday.  That’s right; I’ve already presented his name to the Nobel Committee for his solution of global climate change.  Please phone in ...

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