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BusinessObjects Enjoying the Summer of Surprise Winners

It’s been a summer of exciting and surprising wins in the international sports world. The Women’s World Cup saw some amazing upsets and results and then the World Track and Field Championships in Budapest had many surprise wins. Sha’Carri Richardson’s 100-meter gold medal was all the more fantastic because the ...

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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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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 Web Intelligence vs. PowerBI – The Truth from the Trenches Part 4

BusinessObjects vs PowerBI Part 4 Feature Image

So, for Part 4 of this blog series, I would like to review how you can leverage BusinessObjects to enable and accelerate tools like PowerBI.  There appears to be a general misunderstanding that organizations can save money by converting from BusinessObjects to PowerBI. Nothing could be further from the truth. ...

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BusinessObjects Web Intelligence vs. PowerBI – The Truth from the Trenches Part 3

BusinessObjects vs PowerBI Part 3

Well, this was supposed to only be a 2-part blog (link to Part 1 and Part 2 but there has been such an overwhelming interest and fantastic feedback on the first two parts, that I feel compelled to keep going since the topic is obviously of great interest to many. ...

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Is InfoBurst Squirrel the Best Thing since Sliced Bread?

InfoBurst Squirrel Best Thing Since Sliced Bread Feature

While on a recent trip to Egypt, I noticed some wall paintings in several of the tombs I visited showing a person sitting in front of an offering table with what looked like a bunch of thin, vertical oblong objects, tapered at the top, and tightly packed together. I took ...

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The Bite-Size Future of Business Intelligence

One organization presenting at IBIS showed how they were using InfoBurst to automatically send text messages to people when critical drug shipments were delivered or delayed. This may appear to be more operational than BI in nature but the reports that were triggering these text messages was a BusinessObjects Web Intelligence report analyzing thousands of shipments.

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