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Creative Data Visualization with VisualCue
3 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
3 years ago

Maximizing ROI with Prescriptive Analytics

Note: The article below was originally developed gratis, free of charge, in February 2014 for an industry publication that has been restructuring. In case you are wondering, I do not accept payments …
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Exploring Qlik Sense Desktop
3 years ago

Exploring Qlik Sense Desktop

A few weeks ago I was honored to get a personal walk-through of brand new Qlik Sense Desktop. Qlik’s Donald Farmer, Vice President of Innovation and Design, and Elif Tutuk, …
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Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools
3 years ago

Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools

This blog has been on my mind for a long time now. I thought I’d share part of the analytical process with you that I performed to determine both the …
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Alteryx – Rising Star in the Analytics World
3 years ago

Alteryx – Rising Star in the Analytics World

I first came across Alteryx about a year and a half ago. To be completely honest, I was tough on them. In our initial meeting, I literally blurted out “why …
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Trends Driving the Future of Analytics
3 years ago

Trends Driving the Future of Analytics

Another sleepless night in San Jose, California without my beloved Diet Mountain Dew until tomorrow morning… Seems like a perfect time to share a few thoughts on awesome future analytics …
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Breaking News – Jaspersoft acquired by TIBCO
3 years ago

Breaking News – Jaspersoft acquired by TIBCO

WOW – big surprising news in the BI and Analytics industry today! TIBCO acquired Jaspersoft, popular open-source BI platform vendor with both Cloud IaaS or on premise BI solutions for …
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Diving into TIBCO Spotfire Professional 6.0
3 years ago

Diving into TIBCO Spotfire Professional 6.0

This blog post is looooong overdue. I was supposed to attend TIBCO’s TUCON event in Las Vegas last October, bought the non-refundable flight ticket, hotel package and then caught the …
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Analyzing Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms
3 years ago

Analyzing Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms

To see the past five years of Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms vendor performance ratings, check out the excellent Pivotstream analytics showcase. There are three different reports …
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Thoughts on Cloud Office 365 Power BI Launch
3 years ago

Thoughts on Cloud Office 365 Power BI Launch

In case you were buried without power and internet in one of the many 2014 snow storms, Microsoft’s Cloud Office 365 Power BI for Excel launched last week. The Twittersphere …
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Self-Service BI Governance
3 years ago

Self-Service BI Governance

I had a funny conversation last weekend with a consulting peer that mentioned governance with self-service BI tools. I don’t think that person realized this was a HOT button topic …
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Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI and Tableau
3 years ago

Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI and Tableau

NOTE: Are you looking for an update? See FAQ 5: When will you update your Tableau and Microsoft Power BI comparison? on my FAQs page. My top tips, be aware …
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2014 BI Outlook: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not by Doug Henschen
3 years ago

2014 BI Outlook: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not by Doug Henschen

In case you missed it,  Doug Henschen of InformationWeek had a fantastic article on 2014 planned usage surveys for BI vendors. This must read BI article is at http://www.informationweek.com/software/information-management/2014-bi-outlook-whos-hot-whos-not/d/d-id/1113002.

This …
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Impact Analytix Winter 2013 News
3 years ago

Impact Analytix Winter 2013 News

As promised, I am pleased to announce that Impact Analytix quarterly newsletter, NEWS & VIEWS, has been published for Winter 2013. NEWS & VIEWS contains the latest business intelligence and …
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BeyeNETWORK Prescriptive Analytics Channel Series
3 years ago

BeyeNETWORK Prescriptive Analytics Channel Series

I am happy to announce the launch of my Prescriptive Analytics Channel on BeyeNETWORK. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Prescriptive Analytics, it is a decision science area …
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Data Discovery Player Market Trends
4 years ago

Data Discovery Player Market Trends

In keeping a close pulse on the overall BI industry, one of the stats I like to track is the Job Trends and Skills that are HOT and their increase …
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Tip! Using PowerPivot as PerformancePoint Data Sources
6 years ago

Tip! Using PowerPivot as PerformancePoint Data Sources

I just finished a really fun BI POC build. In this POC, I have been using an Excel Power Pivot .xlsx file as a PerformancePoint data source! I was skeptical but hey …
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