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Keeping IT Executives Current with BI Technology

I recently interviewed a college student who told me that his ambition was to be an IT Director.  He was completing a college program in computer security and had worked as an intern doing network support in the IT department at a large organization.  I did not want to burst ...

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Oh the Places You will go … with Xcelsius

From the cobblestone streets of The Netherlands, to the beaches of Australia, to the exotic sands of Oman, Xcelsius knows no borders, has no hidden political agenda, but offers innovative business solutions for a diverse range of customers around the world.  Little did I know when I started using Xcelsius ...

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Rod Stewart and Business Intelligence in Concert

I just saw Rod Stewart in concert last week and he was truly awesome. The musicians and singers supporting him were just fantastic and the whole set was so tight and so professional. It felt as though they had been playing together for years but they actually had only started ...

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Bragging Rights

Last week I received an email from the father of a girl who I used to coach on my soccer team. The email was entitled “Bragging Rights and Thank You” and he explained how his daughter had just been selected for the High School All Regions First Team. She is ...

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Inspiring Business Intelligence

A few weeks ago I was participating in a career event at a State University where undergraduate students from both Business and I.T. schools were looking for internships with local businesses.  As they stopped by the InfoSol table, the number one question was “What do we do?”  This gave me ...

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Sustainability from the “Loco Gringo”

Esperanza, Costa Rica – February 4th, 2011 I am in the middle of a tropical rain forest halfway up an incredibly tall and steep mountain.  My feet are slipping so I grab a nearby branch as sharp thorns dig into my palm.  I pull my hand away sharply and place ...

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INFOSOL a silver sponsor at SAP Innovate Better Summit

INFOSOL will participate at the upcoming SAP Innovate Better Summit on March 22, 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore.  Below is the SAP invitation to this event.   INNOVATE BETTER SUMMIT Join us in Phoenix on March 22, 2011 You are constantly being asked to innovate, to do more with less, to ...

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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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Leading Zeros in Xcelsius – Tech Tip

What can I do if Xcelsius is chopping off the leading zero’s in my order numbers? This question comes up often when I’m teaching an Xcelsius training class.  Often enough that I’ve decided to discuss the solution here in a tech tip on our blog. This scenario can happen with different data ...

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IBIS 2011 registration is now open

Registration is now open… for IBIS 2011: INSPIRED BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, June 19 – 24. We believe that Business Intelligence is changing our lives in so many amazing ways.  It inspires companies, institutions and people to make timely decisions with confidence and is one of the most exciting happenings on the planet right now. ...

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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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Comparing BI Dashboard Solutions: Hummer vs. Fit

My youngest son recently learned to drive and he now takes himself to school three times a week in my wife’s orange Honda Fit. For those not familiar with this awesome sub-compact, it is a nifty 38 mile per gallon cute little dynamo of a car. It is practical, economical, ...

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