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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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BusinessObjects Web Intelligence vs. PowerBI – The Truth from the Trenches Part 2

BusinessObjects vs PowerBI Part 2 v2

In Part 1 of this blog, we reviewed the top 5 main differentiators between BusinessObjects Web Intelligence and PowerBI, as determined by 2 different independent BI consultants who have worked and continue to work extensively with both tools. In part 2, I asked the same two consultants to list their ...

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BusinessObjects Web Intelligence vs. PowerBI – The Truth from the Trenches Part 1

BusinessObjects Web Intelligence vs. PowerBI – The Truth from the Trenches Part 1

One of the most frequent questions I have been asked lately is what do I think about PowerBI and can it really replace BusinessObjects? My stock answer has been along the lines of “PowerBI is a Business Intelligence solution from Microsoft oriented towards I.T. and, no, it cannot properly replace ...

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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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Tech Tip: How to refresh Tableau Hyper extracts based on an event

InfoSol Blog Tech Tip

Tableau uses the concept of hyper extracts – a compressed snapshot of data stored on disk and loaded into memory when required to render a tableau visualization. Hyper extracts are very beneficial and even essential to Tableau users. To refresh an extract on a daily, weekly or monthly basis users ...

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Tech Tip – Auditing Maintenance in BusinessObjects

InfoSol Blog Tech Tip

Lately we have noticed issues with a lot of customers regarding their BO auditor not working due to lot of Audit files being present in the Auditing folder. So, here is tip for administrators to include as a part of their Application Maintenance list, which helps make sure the auditor ...

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Business Intelligence and the COVID-19 Pandemic

With news, social media and conversation completely dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, I was hesitant to write a blog that even mentions it. At the same time because I am so passionate about Business Intelligence and can see how it is being both used and abused in this situation, I ...

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