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What has my Local Government Done for me Lately?

I live in a small town where most of the town services are contracted out.  Our police services are provided by the County Sherriff and our fire and ambulance by a private company.  Living in the Arizona desert, we get a few unique services like removal of snakes by the ...

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Windsor/Essex County in the Smart21

When I heard that Windsor/Essex County was recognized as one of the 21 smartest communities in the world, I have to admit that I felt some pride. In short, a “smart community” is a community that has made a conscious effort to use information technology to transform life and work ...

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Welcome to the New and Improved InfoSol Blog

Our hope is to share with you some of our passion for Business Intelligence.  If you would like to contribute content, please contact Yolande by email her at ygrill@infosol.com Posts from our original blog have been moved here and we tried to preserve the date/time stamp for continuity.  The ratings ...

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InfoSol Green Services

InfoSol’s GreenServices is an innovative offering of remote Business Intelligence consulting and training services that save the environment while saving you money. InfoSol offers a comprehensive set of Business Intelligence consulting and education services that can be performed remotely, without the need for you or us to fly, drive, or ...

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Xcelsius Festival

The 2009 GBN Conference, held in Dallas this past week, was more of an Xcelsius Festival than a Global BusinessObjects Network event. As Saskia Battersby, Product Manager for Xcelsius, mentioned in her Xcelsius Roadmap session…“four years ago, we had to fight to get one Xcelsius session accepted at the Annual ...

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Stuffing Olives

Last week I was visiting a customer in New Jersey and after a full day of discussing and demonstrating the latest BI visualization and mobile solutions, we arranged to meet at a restaurant for dinner. The CIO had arrived about 10 minutes before me and was sitting in the bar ...

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Chicago Blues

I knew it was too good to be true when I arrived at Chicago O’Hare airport a few minutes ahead of schedule.  I thought I might actually have time to eat, do my email, test drive my demonstration I needed to deliver the following morning and get 7 hours of ...

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Tai Chi Swimming

I have been doing Tai Chi for about 4 years now and find it both a great stress relief and an excellent physical discipline.  My instructor is a Shaolin Priest who has infinite patience (and needs to with my lack of coordination) and is always telling me to move my ...

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Garbage and Software Maintenance Fees

Living outside of a city has its advantages in terms of space and silence, but you also lose a lot of the city facilities that you tend to take for granted; such as emergency services, sewer and  garbage disposal, which now become private subscription services that you must pay for ...

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Sometimes Dancing Angels Need to be Functional

Last night, I was taking the dog out in my front yard just before going to bed, and I noticed these amazing circular lights moving quickly through the clouds. There were four of them.  They moved in a circle a few times, merged together in the middle, shot out to ...

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Learning from the Obama Effect

Let’s face it; most people did not think it was possible six months ago that Barack Obama would be the next President of the USA. It does not matter what your political affiliation, the execution of his campaign can only be described as pure brilliance. The core of his campaign ...

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Stripping Down to Essentials in a Financial Crisis

So in the middle of the worst financial meltdown in my lifetime, I find myself on a plane to London, UK to visit some partners and customers.  I am on a British Airways flight and they hand out a British newspaper and I start reading about how they are dealing ...

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Snake-Proof Business Intelligence

I live north of Phoenix in the desert outside an old mining and cowboy town called Cave Creek which is famous for its Chili Beer – yes, a bottle of amber beer with a real hot chili pepper in it with a slogan that says “Lime is for Wimps!” Anyway, ...

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