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A New World of Data
3 years ago

A New World of Data

Finally on a quiet 17 hour flight over the Pacific Ocean to Australia with no Gogo internet access, I completely disconnected from the all the constant digital buzz and rejuvenated …
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How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI
3 years ago

How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI

One of my passions in life is predictive analytics. Countless blogs and presentations have been inspired by my endless appetite to evaluate a myriad of predictive tools. A few weeks …
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Mr. Underwood Analyzes Phillies Stats with Power BI
3 years ago

Mr. Underwood Analyzes Phillies Stats with Power BI

Note: The following is a rare guest blog by my husband, Mr. Kevin Underwood, who agreed to try Power BI Desktop. To my dismay, he refers to himself as an “end user” …
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The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog
3 years ago

The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog

Old time Microsoft BI fans, do you remember Project Barcelona? Fast-forward a few years, wrinkles, pounds, grey strands in my hair and now we have an even better version of it …
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Say Hello to Cortana Analytics Suite
3 years ago

Say Hello to Cortana Analytics Suite

This week at Microsoft’s World Partner Conference (WPC), more jaw dropping announcements were made for business intelligence and analytics fanatics. To be completely transparent with you, I still have not …
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Measuring the Dollar Value of Mined Information
3 years ago

Measuring the Dollar Value of Mined Information

Skimming through 20 years of my archived research tonight with a Diet Mountain Dew in hand, I came across an interesting white paper written in 1997 by Petrie Parsaye called …
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Real-Time Dashboards Today
3 years ago

Real-Time Dashboards Today

Every moment counts. Look around you. We live in a fiercely competitive, interconnected, big data world where speed to insight and action have become more critical than ever before. If …
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BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis
3 years ago

BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis

It is another lovely springtime Sunday traveling across country to California. I need to have a chat with analytics conference planners to lure a few more events to Tampa, Orlando …
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Encourage a Data Culture with Mobile BI
3 years ago

Encourage a Data Culture with Mobile BI

APRIL 2015 UPDATE SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers with version 2008 or later and Software Assurance are freely entitled to the Datazen Server mobile BI software at no additional …
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Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant
3 years ago

Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant

A few weeks ago the highly anticipated Gartner Magic Quadrant reports for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms and Advanced Analytics were released. Each year I anxiously search the internet trying …
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Part 2: Integrating R with Web Applications
3 years ago

Part 2: Integrating R with Web Applications

This is the follow up to January’s Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications. In that article I reviewed several open-source and commercial options for integrating R into web applications. …
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Data Addict Confessions: My TO DO List
3 years ago

Data Addict Confessions: My TO DO List

I have never experienced anything like the past 15 days since the Power BI freemium announcement. Since that day, my in boxes were flooded with inquiries and huge long lists …
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Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications
3 years ago

Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications

*** UPDATE: On 1/23/2015  Surprise!  Microsoft announced the acquisition of Revolution Analytics.  This is great news and as a result I will be adding that solution option into this mix …
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Unwrapping the Power BI vNext Public Preview
3 years ago

Unwrapping the Power BI vNext Public Preview

Happy Holidays! I wasn’t kidding when I shared to keep posted for more updates last week. Although the Public Preview of Power BI was intended to be quietly and humbly …
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Business Analytics 101
3 years ago

Business Analytics 101

You may have noticed many vendors transitioning away from the term business intelligence and instead using business analytics. I recently wrote about industry trends and the longer term, ongoing market …
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R Visualizations in Reporting Services
4 years ago

R Visualizations in Reporting Services

After several long weeks on the road, I am finally back home and digging into open-source R again. A few days ago there was a post by TIOBE Software showing …
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Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization
4 years ago

Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization

I wrote about future business intelligence and analytics trends back in May 2014.  At that time, I was keeping a pulse on the following trends:

  • Embedded Analytics (already prevalent …
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A Tidal Wave of Analytics and BI News
4 years ago

A Tidal Wave of Analytics and BI News

In the past few weeks, there has literally been a blitz of analytics and business intelligence industry news. Starting with Tableau’s Conference, followed by Qlik Unsummit’s release of full Qlik …
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Creative Data Visualization with VisualCue
4 years ago

Creative Data Visualization with VisualCue

I recently saw a presentation by a Florida-based business intelligence company called VisualCue Technologies.  They offer a unique, icon-based dashboard that they position as operational intelligence.  Operational meaning that it visually captures …
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Maximizing ROI with Prescriptive Analytics
4 years ago

Maximizing ROI with Prescriptive Analytics

Analytics is often a misunderstood art and science. Although there have been exponential technological improvements in adaptive algorithms and automated model development with high-end solutions, there often is not a …
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