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Lessons in Building in Dubai

While lining up in the passport control hall in Dubai for a couple of hours, I had time to watch the moving advertisements many times over. My impression was that this booming metropolis of the Middle East is like New York and Orlando meshed together with its combination of business ...

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BI Visionary Santiago Becerra to Deliver Keynote at IBIS 2012

There have been two majorly inspiring and revolutionary solutions in the world of Business Intelligence in the last decade and one person, Santiago Becerra, has been behind both of them. The first was Xcelsius, the data visualization dashboard tool that rocketed first Business Objects and then SAP to the forefront of business intelligence dashboard solutions.

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The Secret to BI Sustainability – Reuse

I was recently in San Francisco over a weekend and got to be a tourist for a day. I was fascinated by the remarkable collection of old trams and streetcars that I both rode and saw throughout the city. They were original restored trams from different cities like New York, ...

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March Madness

It’s that wonderful time of the year again for a great huge decrease in productivity across your company. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. the US economy suffers a loss of $1.8 billion (yes, that’s $1,800,000,000.00) during this season due to employee distraction, poor time management and general distraction. ...

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BusinessObjects E-Learning Deal of the Century

We all love a good deal whether it’s a “buy one, get one free” pizza or free wiper blades with your oil change. However when it comes to SAP BusinessObjects training, the deals traditionally tend to be somewhat fewer and more conservative. In a survey that InfoSol conducted last year ...

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Aluminium Industry Just Loving BI Dashboards

I recently had an article entitled Data Dashboards to Improve a Company’s Business Intelligence published in Aluminium International Today – Jan/Feb in print. This happened following a keynote I delivered at an Aluminum Conference in Oman last November. A .pdf copy of the article which I wrote based on my presentation ...

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Explaining BI to non-BI folks

I’m preparing for an upcoming business trip that I’d like to share with everyone. I will be at The Minerals, Metals and Materials (TMS2012) conference in beautiful Orlando, FL next week. The conference topics are exciting for me personally as well as professionally. My first job out of college (where ...

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Looking for Inspired Business Intelligence Solutions

Last week I was visiting a customer in the transportation business. They were showing me a new safety business intelligence dashboard they were working on to analyze accidents and crashes. The first phase of the project focused on all accidents and crashes over a three year period. With more than ...

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Almost There!

Almost Finished: Check Your Email and Confirm Your Address! Make sure to check your email inbox for a confirmation email and follow the link inside it to complete your signup or else you won’t be added to the mailing list!  If you do not see the email, look in your ...

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IBIS 2012 Announced: Inspired Business Intelligence 2.0

IBIS is well known for offering the most effective BusinessObjects learning available along with intelligent and inspirational ideas on how to maximize your Business Intelligence usage and investment. IBIS 2012: INSPIRED BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE 2.0, June 10 – 13, 2012, has just been announced and offers an amazing selection of Hands-on ...

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Puffing and Blowing the Cloud in New Orleans

It’s 5:45 am in the morning (on Jan 17th) and I’m jogging on the spot with hundreds of other crazy people down by the riverside in central New Orleans. It’s still dark and we are about to start a 2 mile “fun” run .  While there was nothing fun about ...

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Business Intelligence 2012 Predictions

While 2011 was a great year for Business Intelligence, I think that 2012 will be even greater as many new technologies that gained a foothold in 2011 become mainstream and even more exciting BI solutions emerge. It is becoming more apparent than ever that the leading BI companies of four ...

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