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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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Looking Too Far Ahead Can Lead to Painful Result

I have always found that a great way to prepare for a day of listening to sales presentations is to go for a run. So here I am in Las Vegas at SAP’s Sales Kickoff event and I start my first day, just as the sun rises, running through the ...

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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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BI’s New Year’s Resolution : Less Hype, More Results

I used to make New Year’s resolutions but I usually forgot them within a week and never thought about them again until the next New Year. However, it is interesting to hear other people’s resolutions. My eldest daughter told me today that her 2013 resolution is to be less obsessive ...

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Infosol.com scheduled maintenance – Friday Dec 14

This Friday, December 14, 2012 at approx 5:00 PM Eastern time, the infosol.com website may experience some problems loading due to scheduled maintenance. We don’t expect it to take long but we may experience outages for up to 24 hours. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. ...

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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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Xcelsius : The Lego of Business Intelligence Dashboards

I was just visiting a healthcare organization in Michigan and talking to a person in their HR department who recently attended an InfoSol Xcelsius immersion boot camp. He was so excited about what he had learned but even more elated about Xcelsius itself. He said, “It’s so logical and yet ...

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