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D is for Dashboards

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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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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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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Limitless BI – Up, Up and Away

Growing up, I used to watch the animated version of Superman on TV in black-and-white and I can still remember that introduction of : “Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, ...

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Is SAP Betraying the Masters of the Universe?

There was an underlying mood at the recent ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference of confusion and even despondency amongst long-time BusinessObjects users. This is a conference organized by ASUG for BusinessObjects users yet many did not attend and made a conspicuous statement by their absence. So why the confusion and ...

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Is it Karma or Just Bad Data?

I know that I shouldn’t be amused by these sorts of things, but I can’t help myself. Recently our good friends at HP announced that they are writing off $8.8 billion (yes, B, $8,800,000,000) worth of a company that they bought a year ago as the value of the company ...

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