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Why Replacing BusinessObjects is Bad for Business

I have learned many valuable life lessons coaching kids’ soccer. Like the time my team of 10-year-old boys lost a game 12-0 and I tried to give one of my inspirational after-game pep talks. The players felt down, I felt down and as I tried to tell them the score ...

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Power Pictures Improve Effectiveness of Dashboards

Power Pictures Improve Effectiveness of Dashboards

New Zealand is an extraordinary place to visit with an incredible range of natural wonders, stunning landscapes and the remarkable Maori culture. One place of many not to miss is Rotorua which has all these attributes and the Te Puia park where you can see geothermal activity like boiling mud ...

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Will 2018 See More BusinessObjects in the Cloud?

While it’s fun to make predictions at the beginning of a new year, I must admit that my track record on getting them right has not always been perfect. I tend to lean heavily towards things I want to happen, rather than things that are more likely to happen. In ...

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Representing the Real BusinessObjects Community

Representing the Real BusinessObjects-Community Feature Image

 The Americas SAP User Group (ASUG) announced last month that it was immediately terminating the Global BusinessObjects Network (GBN) Special Interest Group. This was a group set up a few years ago to represent the BusinessObjects Only community – those BusinessObjects users who did not use SAP ERP or other ...

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BusinessObjects and Tableau – a Romeo and Juliet Story?

BusinessObjects and Tableau a Romeo and Juliet Story Feature Image

The story of Romeo and Juliet, as portrayed by William Shakespeare, is the beautiful and tragic love story between two “star crossed lovers” from feuding families who fall madly in love. When Juliet feigns death in a desperate effort to be with Romeo, he thinks she is really dead and ...

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Flash May be Going Away but Xcelsius HTML5 Shines On

Flash May be Going Away but Xcelsius HTML5 Shines On Feature Image

 A couple of years back, I wrote a blog about Xcelsius (aka SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards) to explain why it remained the BI dashboard tool of choice for thousands of organizations. At that time, there was a lot of hype being generated about how Flash is dead and, by association, so ...

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Simon Boxall – Celebration of Life

It is with a really heavy heart that I write this blog post.   Our dear friend and colleague Simon Boxall passed away this week.  We extend our condolences to his family and those he touched. Simon had been an InfoSolight for almost 11 years and within our small sphere we ...

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InfoSol Dashboard Awards Wow Superheroes at IBIS 2017

IBIS 2017 Dashboard Awards

The superhero theme was a huge hit at this year’s InfoSol Business Intelligence Seminar (IBIS) with attendees showing off some pretty cool superhero poses and an abundance of super powers in the many hands-on training and seminar sessions. One of the top highlights was the InfoSol 2017 dashboard awards that ...

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The Secret Behind the Naming of IBIS

The Secret Behind the Naming of IBIS

I was recently talking to Paul about the IBIS conference and I asked him how they came up with the name.  He turned to me and that smile he is famous for slowly spread across his face.  He leaned in close to me and in a low almost conspirator like ...

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