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Getting more out of InfoBurst with IBShell

Here is a sneak-peek of the InfoBurst® Shell to be presented in the Report Bursting, Scheduling, Delivery & Administration talk at the InfoBurst User Conference – IBIS 2013. Welcome back to the second part of my sneak peak for the my InfoBurst API and Shell talk.  We last talked a little about the InfoBust API ...

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InfoSol partners with and integrates Yellowfin Business Intelligence

Arizona-based provider of best-of-breed information systems and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, InfoSol, has signed an official partnership agreement with global BI software vendor, Yellowfin. The agreement will see InfoSol offer Yellowfin’s easy-to-use BI software, and associated implementation and training services, throughout America and Canada.  As part of the agreement, InfoSol ...

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Integrate your applications with InfoBurst

Here is a sneak-peak of the InfoBurst® API to be presented in the Report Bursting, Scheduling, Delivery & Administration talk at the InfoBurst User Conference – IBIS 2013. Over 5 years ago we started to think about a new InfoBurst.  One that would take the years of experience that we’ve gathered since InfoBurst launched, and ...

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Yellowfin Deep Dive at IBIS 2013 – Hands on Training

Having the opportunity to teach what I love has played out a few times in my life. From guiding students into the depths of the Pacific Ocean as a Scuba Dive Master to leading a class of business users in working with one of my favorite Business Intelligence Solutions, I ...

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Welcome to the World!

I take great pleasure in presenting to you the 2031 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Kolby Austin Durda.  In case you didn’t hear, my nephew was born on Saturday.  That’s right; I’ve already presented his name to the Nobel Committee for his solution of global climate change.  Please phone in ...

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British Museum Real World Case Studies Are Best

I always try to visit the British Museum when I am in London as it is one of my favorite places. It has fantastic Ancient Egyptian galleries and I never miss an opportunity to revel amongst those fascinating artifacts. However, today I was in for a special treat as there ...

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British are Bullish on Mobile Dashboard Shuffle

So I am standing at Heathrow Airport arrivals waiting for my ride and there is a man a few yards in front of me wearing a pair of large bull horns on his head. The British are renowned for being a little eccentric but this is something I have never ...

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D is for Dashboards

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Here is a sneak-peak of some of the 12 Ds to be discussed in the Iron Chef Dashboard track in Limitless BI conference – IBIS 2013. As I started putting my train of thoughts together for the Dashboards track of IBIS 2013, I was listing the important elements of implementing ...

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Pain , Enlightenment and Data Quality

The first indication that I had a problem in my right shoulder was when I was having a meeting in a pub in Melbourne and I could only lift my beer to about the level of my chest before feeling pain. So I did what any sensible beer lover would ...

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Holding on to my Nuts in Australia

I love cashew nuts and whenever I travel internationally I always take a large bag with me. They are the prefect snack for sustaining me through the time zone changes when my body is telling me it’s time to eat but lunch or dinner is still hours away. So on ...

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BI and a One-Eyed Horse

I have this weird perception in life to where everything I see I end up relating to Business Intelligence. This makes me sound like an extremely dull person, I know, but it does tend to create some good stories. As you can imagine, if you try and relate EVERYTHING to ...

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Pop Quiz

Quick! Answer this question: Can you do the work of an accountant? Now, before I tell you why I ask and why you answered the way you did, humor me and ask yourself a few more questions: What made you think that you could or couldn’t handle that effort? Do ...

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Looking Too Far Ahead Can Lead to Painful Result

I have always found that a great way to prepare for a day of listening to sales presentations is to go for a run. So here I am in Las Vegas at SAP’s Sales Kickoff event and I start my first day, just as the sun rises, running through the ...

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Becoming an “Iron Chef” Dashboard Creator

When I was 19 years-old, I decided I wanted to learn car mechanics. I could have gone to a training college but I wanted to “learn by doing” and from a real professional so I walked into a car service company that specialized in Rolls Royce’s and Bentley’s. I figured ...

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