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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.

SAP Sticks its Head in the Cloud for ERP and its Head in the Sand for BI

The messaging from SAP at this year’s Sapphire and ASUG Annual Conference was remarkable, radical and actually quite refreshing. If we are to take Bill McDermott (CEO) at his word, organizations (including SAP) need to eliminate layers of management, stop attending meetings and simplify business processes. The mantra of the ...

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Bring Your Ailing Dashboards to the Dashboard Doctors at IBIS 2014

Growing up, I had always wanted to be a doctor but somehow I ended up in the world of computer software. I found I had a natural ability for troubleshooting customer problems and I worked for several years in customer technical support .  I distinctly remember one customer telling me ...

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Agile BI Needs Agile Education

Jim Roan, an American businessman, writer and motivational speaker once said: “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” With more organizations adopting agile methodologies to develop all their applications, including their BI ...

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Mico Brings Data Viz Offerings to IBIS 2014

Mico Yuk, Author of Data Visualization for Dummies and Founder of the BIDashboardFormula.com has become the latest addition to what is shaping up to be a BusinessObjects Dashboard and Data Visualization Lollapalooza1 at IBIS 2014. Mico will be leading a half-day, interactive hands-on workshop at the pre-seminar on Sunday afternoon ...

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Limitless BI Raising the Bar at Bosch

The great Business Intelligence Visualization revolution was started by dashboard tools like Xcelsius over ten years ago and while the rest of the tool sets and vendors have taken that decade to catch up, Xcelsius has become part of a new revolution known as Limitless Business Intelligence. Limitless BI is ...

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2014 Top BI Prediction: Affordable BI for All

This week somebody asked me “What would be your one prediction for BI in 2014?”. Yes, I have seen many of the BI analysts and vendors making their top prediction and trend lists with items like Big Data, Agile BI, Embedded Analytics, Collaboration, True Self-Service BI, Social BI, Prescriptive BI, ...

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