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Self-Service BI Governance and Security Risks
2 months ago

Self-Service BI Governance and Security Risks

Although self-service BI solutions have come a long way and add tremendous value in daily decision making, many offerings still have significant governance, data security, and privacy gaps. Organizations do …
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2016 State of Analytics Adoption
3 months ago

2016 State of Analytics Adoption

Logi Analytics has just released its annual State of Analytics Adoption Report. More people have access to fantastic, simple to learn, self-service analytics tools than ever before today. So why is self-service …
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Tableau Conference 2016 Takeaways
3 months ago

Tableau Conference 2016 Takeaways

Over 13,000 data enthusiasts gathered this past week at a sold-out Tableau Conference 2016. After facing a challenging, much more intensely competitive market this year, Tableau openly shared a vision …
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Selecting an Embedded BI Solution
3 months ago

Selecting an Embedded BI Solution

As organizations strive to cultivate data-driven cultures, the need for embedding analytics into business processes when and where users make decisions is becoming a critical capability. Although traditional business intelligence …
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New Tableau 10, Qlik Sense 3.0 and TIBCO Spotfire 7.6
6 months ago

New Tableau 10, Qlik Sense 3.0 and TIBCO Spotfire 7.6

While you were away on summer holiday, several data discovery players released new versions. The highly anticipated Tableau 10 is now available for download. Qlik Sense 3.0 was released in …
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Getting Started with BeyondCore
7 months ago

Getting Started with BeyondCore

UPDATE 8/15/2016: One week after writing this blog, news that Salesforce signs an agreement to acquire BeyondCore was released. The timing is ironically magical! I knew BeyondCore was a great solution in …
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Datawatch Monarch – Market Leading Self-Service Data Prep
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7 months ago

Datawatch Monarch – Market Leading Self-Service Data Prep

Datawatch invented self-service data prep with Monarch. Twenty years ago Monarch answered the vexing data challenge of the time – unlocking mainframe print spool data for reporting. Over the years …
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Moving Beyond Data Visualization to Predictive Analytics
9 months ago

Moving Beyond Data Visualization to Predictive Analytics

Advanced analytics is the next big thing. If you have not budgeted to add predictive and prescriptive analytics into your analytics arsenal, you are apparently already lagging behind your competitors …
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Immersive Data Visualization with Virtual Reality
10 months ago

Immersive Data Visualization with Virtual Reality

It is no secret that I have been dreaming about combining virtual reality with the world of big data visualization. Big data exploration today is limited by two and three …
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Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant
1 year ago

Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant

Thursday, February 4, 2016 rocked the business intelligence and analytics world. The day started with the release of an exciting new 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics report, …
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Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance
1 year ago

Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance

How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? You have to be doing better than me. I get an F in January = total failure. Despite all the workout gear …
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Revealing the Splendor in Power BI Desktop
1 year ago

Revealing the Splendor in Power BI Desktop

Get ready for the most awesome data month ever to continue! Data discovery, cloud BI and big data are exploding areas of the market with new, wild and exciting announcements. …
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Did you Buy a Self-Service BI Fantasy?
1 year ago

Did you Buy a Self-Service BI Fantasy?

As I gaze outside my quiet home office window watching an alligator in the pond, I am reminded of my mostly isolated virtual reality. Not even a rare splurge on chocolate chip cookie dough …
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How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI
2 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
2 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
2 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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Data Governance Series by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing
2 years ago

Data Governance Series by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

Tonight I came across a gold mine of wonderful data governance resources while researching the industry. Data governance has been a mega-hot topic since self-service business intelligence tools became easy …
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BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis
2 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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Tableau Conference Fun but Analytics Ho-Hum?
2 years ago

Tableau Conference Fun but Analytics Ho-Hum?

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity that I was given to attend Tableau’s annual conference, catch up with peers and see what was cooking over there. Each year I …
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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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