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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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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

Training is Key to Smooth BI 4.3 Transition Feature Image

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

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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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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BusinessObjects in the Cloud – No Big Rush and No Big Deal

Managed Services for BusinessObjects - on premise and in the cloud

While we have definitely seen an acceleration in organizations using or moving operational applications to the cloud, Business Intelligence has lagged behind. Today, the majority of BusinessObjects customers use the product on premise and that will not change for a while. Why? Well firstly, if the main data warehouses, repositories, ...

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