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Top 5 Predictions for Business Intelligence in 2011

Well 2010 saw not just a strong recovery for the I.T. sector, but some very healthy growth and, once again, Business Intelligence was right at the forefront. So what can we expect to see in 2011? BI Vendors and Industry Analysts are predicting all sorts of things for 2011 but ...

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BO XI 3.1: To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade?

As SAP announces the “ramp up” or controlled release for SAP BusinessObjects XI 4.0, some companies who are planning to upgrade to BO XI 3.1 are wondering if they should now wait. The simple answer is “no” and there are many good reasons to upgrade to XI 3.1 as soon ...

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Several years ago, I saw an exhibition of surrealist paintings in Paris including works by Salvador Dali and Joan Miro. I found the Dali paintings visually stunning as well as fascinatingly compelling whereas I had a hard time understanding the Miro ones. Others, who were with me, expressed the complete ...

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Missing Leo Apotheker

There was a lot of trepidation amongst the BusinessObjects community when SAP acquired Business Objects in January 2008. We had all seen how Oracle had consumed Hyperion (which had, in turn, consumed Brio) to the point of losing its identity as an independent BI solution. The question was would SAP ...

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Upcoming Webinars

The following is a list to our upcoming webinars… Follow the link next to the webinar date to register. InfoBurst Webinars November 5 – 11A PST – http://goo.gl/EZpQ November 8 – 11A PST – http://goo.gl/036g November 10 – 11A PST – http://goo.gl/8ewE November 12 – 11A PST – http://goo.gl/6yYs November ...

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InfoBurst blog has a new home

Infoburst blog

2015-04-16 – Post Updated – will redirect to the new InfoBurst blog.  http://ib.infosol.com 2012-05-21 – Post Updated – will redirect to new InfoBurst Landing Page

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Upcoming Event – ASUG Arizona Chapter – October 29, 2010

 Paul Grill from INFOSOL will be presenting Xcellent Xcelsius at the upcoming meeting of the ASUG Arizona Chapter.  Date: Friday, October 29, 2010 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: Intel 5000 W. Chandler Blvd. Building CH3, Conference Room Chandler, AZ 85226 – 112  For complete information about this meeting refer to ...

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Visit us at Booth 404 at ASUG SAP BO User Conference

InfoSol will be a Diamond Sponsor at the 2010 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference to be held in Orlando. Florida October 5-7.  The conference is expected to draw an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 BusinessObjects users. InfoSol will be leading two session tracks during the conference : one highlighting Xcelsius Customer ...

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Xcelsius Will Always Be Xcelsius

So what’s in a name? Some people will tell you “everything” while others will tell you it depends on what you are naming. Some products have not only become defined by their name but have been so successful they end up defining all products of the same type like “Kleenex” ...

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IBIS 2010 Surfs and Serves Some Cool BI

Hands-on immersion training can be tough but when your classroom looks out on to the Pacific Ocean of Southern California and during the breaks you can walk out on to the balcony and watch surfers riding the waves, it’s not so bad. This year’s InfoSol Business Intelligence Seminar (IBIS) was ...

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Winners of 2010 Best Xcelsius Dashboard Awards Announced at IBIS 2010

As Xcelsius becomes more widely used and more mature, the level of complexity and creativity in its usage in Business Intelligence applications appears to grow exponentially. This was the third year of InfoSol’s Best Xcelsius Dashboard Awards and there was no shortage of great dashboards on display at IBIS 2010 at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California.

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Bursting Xcelsius Dashboards

A company recently approached us with an interesting requirement concerning how to more efficiently distribute information about mobile phone usage to each of their hundreds of customers. The method they were currently using was manual and labor intensive as they were pulling information into Excel spreadsheets, creating graphs and then ...

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