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Slow Down on the Software Updates

Slow Down on Software Updates

I always dread replacing my computer and try to put it off until I have absolutely no choice. It’s not that I don’t want all the great new features especially size, speed and battery life since I travel so much, it’s just that I have to go through this ever-increasingly ...

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The Future of Business Intelligence Reporting

At the SpeakBO Experience Event last month, SAP presented some excellent sessions and demonstrations on both the current and future features of BusinessObjects and one thing was very evident. Namely, they are investing heavily in enhancing the functionality of Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports.  This makes a lot of sense.  ...

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Saving the Planet with Squirrel365

I was recently in London, UK, at an international Biomass conference. It was attended by organizations both creating and supplying biomass fuels and those consuming them. The main biomass fuel used is compressed wood pellets made from parts of the tree that cannot be used for lumber. The wood comes ...

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Lessons on Co-Existence from the Philadelphia Zoo

I just got back from presenting at two in-person BusinessObjects User Group Meetings in Trenton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. The Philadelphia meeting was held at the Philadelphia Zoo and included a free pass to the Zoo afterwards. I really enjoyed this Zoo because they really have gone all out to ...

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Are You a Master of Your Universe or a Slave to it?

Moving from the old Universe Design Tool (UDT) to the new Information Design Tool (IDT) is a bit like upgrading your washing machine. The new washing machines have lots of additional features and can be set to do dozens of different cycles, washes, rinses, spins – you can even change ...

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Squirrel 365 and Archaeological Data

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I am a settlement archaeologist who works with pottery from Elephantine Island (project of the German Archaeological Institute), and at Kom el-Hisn, where I direct excavations. Settlement excavations help us understand how the Egyptians lived – in part by enabling us to look at what they threw away. The routine ...

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Ancient Egypt and BusinessObjects – Both Light Years Ahead

One of the reasons I am so fascinated by the Ancient Egyptian culture is that it was so far ahead of its time. Not only did it thrive for almost three millennia, but the Ancient Egyptians were advanced in mathematics, architecture, construction, agriculture, astronomy, medicine, legal systems, writing, art and ...

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BusinessObjects Solid for the Next Decade and Beyond

BusinessObjects Predictions in 2022 and Beyond by Paul Grill

This is usually the time of the year when people make predictions about the coming year. I have done this myself many times but, this year, I am going to make a prediction about the next 10 years. Here it is : “BusinessObjects will continue to thrive and remain the ...

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Training is Key to Smooth BI 4.3 Transition

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Recently I was asked to coach a team of 9 year-old boys in a recreational soccer league. I had retired from soccer coaching several years ago after my youngest daughter went to college, but the league said they would have to cancel this age group if they could not find ...

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