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BI’s New Year’s Resolution : Less Hype, More Results

I used to make New Year’s resolutions but I usually forgot them within a week and never thought about them again until the next New Year. However, it is interesting to hear other people’s resolutions. My eldest daughter told me today that her 2013 resolution is to be less obsessive ...

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Infosol.com scheduled maintenance – Friday Dec 14

This Friday, December 14, 2012 at approx 5:00 PM Eastern time, the infosol.com website may experience some problems loading due to scheduled maintenance. We don’t expect it to take long but we may experience outages for up to 24 hours. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. ...

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Is SAP Betraying the Masters of the Universe?

There was an underlying mood at the recent ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference of confusion and even despondency amongst long-time BusinessObjects users. This is a conference organized by ASUG for BusinessObjects users yet many did not attend and made a conspicuous statement by their absence. So why the confusion and ...

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Is it Karma or Just Bad Data?

I know that I shouldn’t be amused by these sorts of things, but I can’t help myself. Recently our good friends at HP announced that they are writing off $8.8 billion (yes, B, $8,800,000,000) worth of a company that they bought a year ago as the value of the company ...

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Xcelsius : The Lego of Business Intelligence Dashboards

I was just visiting a healthcare organization in Michigan and talking to a person in their HR department who recently attended an InfoSol Xcelsius immersion boot camp. He was so excited about what he had learned but even more elated about Xcelsius itself. He said, “It’s so logical and yet ...

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A Tale of Two HANA’s

As SAP sells its Big Data in-memory appliance HANA into its installed based, we are starting to hear some interesting  implementation stories . The first version of HANA was aimed at the Analytics market for real-time business intelligence applications with the promise of moving SAP BW and then other SAP ...

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What do you think you know?

My wife was preparing to give a presentation to a group on the effects of chronic pain on depression and she made an interesting point to me that I think is worth sharing.  First of all, she knows a lot more about the brain than I will ever know.  Apparently ...

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Upcoming BOUG Meetings

All events are free to attend and are aimed to provide both education and knowledge exchange around current BusinessObjects topics...

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Solid and Instant ROI with Dashboards and HTML5 Mobile Dashboards

Session Seeing Beyond Dashboards Speakers Noe Garcia, Rent-A-Center / Traci O’Brien, Nuvasive / Bryan Baca, InfoSol / Paul Grill, InfoSol Abstract While dashboards are well known for their data visualization capabilities, many organizations have cleverly and effectively utilized them to provide complete and powerful business intelligence applications. This session will ...

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