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Paul Grill started his career in Information Technology in the U.K. in 1978, as an Executive Data Processing Trainee for Honeywell. More than thirty years later, he still has a voracious appetite for learning as Information Technology continues to advance at an ever accelerating pace. He was first introduced to the world of Business Intelligence in 1991, in France, when he saw a demonstration of an early version of BusinessObjects on Windows 2.1. He returned to the U.S. to rave about this phenomenal product, but it was many years before BusinessObjects made it into the mainstream. Paul founded InfoSol in 1997, and made Business Intelligence one of the key solutions offered by the company. Today, InfoSol is a leading SAP BusinessObjects solutions partner, known for its expert consulting, education and innovative add-on solutions. Paul is well known within the SAP BusinessObjects community for his extensive knowledge of Business Intelligence, and he has lectured and written many articles on the subject. Paul enjoys writing, running and coaching kids soccer, and is passionate about Ancient Egyptology.

InfoSol Delivers through Riots and Earthquakes

Portland, Oregon is definitely a rainy place as I discovered this weekend while attending the Net Impact conference but it is also known for its bookstores, micro breweries, bicycles and weirdness.  These last two items come together when Portland holds its annual naked bike race every summer. I went to ...

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InfoSol Team is heading to ASUG – Booth #405

While there appears to be more SAP and ASUG conferences and road shows than you shake a stick at these days, there is one event that is the largest gathering of SAP BusinessObjects customers that happens every October – namely the ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference. This is the event ...

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Playing Games at SAP TechEd 2011

This year’s SAP TechEd held in the world’s capital of gaming – Las Vegas – got off to an aptly appropriate start with a keynote presentation from Dr. Jane McGonigal entitled “Gamification” explaining how inventing new work and business practices based around games that engage employees, customers and vendors in ...

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Zoned Out in Zurich

After a 10 hour transatlantic flight followed by just 3 hours of sleep, I find myself walking to Victoria Station in London at 4:45 am local time to catch the 5 am train to the airport to fly to Zurich, Switzerland. I was not so much walking as sleep walking ...

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Regional BO Crystal User Groups Alive and Thriving

In the last two months, I have attended three regional independent BusinessObjects and Crystal User Group Meetings that have simply been amazing both in terms of their content and user participation. One was in Pennsylvania, one in Michigan and one in Arizona. Each one had between 50 to 70 attendees, ...

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To BI 4.0 or Not?

As SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 is finally about to move into general availability status, there is mixture of excitement tempered with caution amongst both customers and consultants alike. It is undoubtedly a major new release of the long and successful BusinessObjects product suite. It includes a new semantic layer and ...

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Best Xcelsius Dashboard Award Winners Receive Accolades at IBIS 2011

The winners of the highly coveted InfoSol Best Xcelsius Dashboard awards were announced on Monday at IBIS 2011.  After each of the dashboards in the four categories was explained and demonstrated, representatives for the companies received the etched glass pyramid accolade that has become synonymous with the awards. This year’s ...

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