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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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Looking Back on 2011 Predictions

At the beginning of 2011, I made 5 predictions in terms of Business Intelligence trends for the year and I thought it would be interesting to look back on the year and see how those predictions turned out. So here goes : Prediction 1: Visual Dashboards will remain dominant as ...

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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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Venn Diagrams in Xcelsius – Follow Up – Pros and Cons

In my last post, I demonstrated two methods of constructing a Venn diagram in Xcelsius. The first method used a manipulation of the Bubble Chart object and the second method used the free Google Charts API. In this post, I will discuss the pros and cons of both methods. Let’s ...

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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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Venn Diagrams in Xcelsius

Venn diagrams provide an elegant and powerful visual display of information. In essence, a Venn diagram compares the size of two or more groups while simultaneously presenting the level of overlap that exists among the groups. Just for the sake of review, let’s look at a simple business example. The ...

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