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Improving Xcelsius Performance and Scalability with InfoBurst the “Fresh and Easy” Way

I love those commercials for “Fresh and Easy” supermarkets where they use actual customers to talk about their products and explain they do this to save money on expensive actors and actresses and pass on those savings to help keep their products at such great prices. Now, this may or ...

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BI Hats

Puntarenas, Costa Rica – February 3rd, 2011 Exactly one week after being in a major snow storm in Philadelphia, I find myself boarding a ferry in Puntarenas, Costa Rica in 97 degree heat.  I am on my way to visit my brother who currently is in the middle of the ...

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Finding Direction through a Snow Storm

So I landed in Philadelphia in the middle of a snow storm that dumped 15 inches of snow that night.  Lots of flights had been canceled and the airport was almost empty.  I was the only person at the car rental pickup where every vehicle had several inches of snow ...

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Several years ago, I saw an exhibition of surrealist paintings in Paris including works by Salvador Dali and Joan Miro. I found the Dali paintings visually stunning as well as fascinatingly compelling whereas I had a hard time understanding the Miro ones. Others, who were with me, expressed the complete ...

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Missing Leo Apotheker

There was a lot of trepidation amongst the BusinessObjects community when SAP acquired Business Objects in January 2008. We had all seen how Oracle had consumed Hyperion (which had, in turn, consumed Brio) to the point of losing its identity as an independent BI solution. The question was would SAP ...

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