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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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2023 Looking to be a Busy Year for the BusinessObjects Community

When I first started raving about BusinessObjects in 1992, I would never have thought that I would still be raving about it 30 years later, let alone writing a blog on it on New Year’s Eve!  But why not? 2022 turned out to be another massive year for the most ...

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

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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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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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