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Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance
2 years 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
3 years 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?
3 years 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
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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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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Exploring Qlik Sense Desktop
4 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
4 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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What is New, Wild and Exciting in Tableau 8.2
4 years ago

What is New, Wild and Exciting in Tableau 8.2

Tableau’s highly anticipated 8.2 release is imminent if not already launched by the time this article posts. I covered quite a few of the wild and exciting new features that …
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Inside SAP InfiniteInsight
4 years ago

Inside SAP InfiniteInsight

A big thank you to my blog readers and Twitter followers for sharing my plea to see SAP InfiniteInsight earlier this month in the social media channels. SAP immediately reached …
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Exclusive Sneak Peak at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5
4 years ago

Exclusive Sneak Peak at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5

Yes, you read that correctly.  I have been provided an exclusive, first sneak peek at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5 thanks to TIBCO Spotfire Predictive Analytics Product Manager, Louis Bajuk-Yorgan.  Note TIBCO …
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Diving into TIBCO Spotfire Professional 6.0
4 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
4 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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Self-Service BI Governance
4 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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Tableau with R Part 2: Clustering
4 years ago

Tableau with R Part 2: Clustering

As promised, this is the next article in Getting Started with Tableau 8.1 & R. If you have not read the first article and/or have not already installed and configured …
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Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI versus Tableau
4 years ago

Understanding the Differences: Microsoft Power BI versus Tableau

 

If you want to see recent unbiased Tableau versus Power BI public compare articles, I recommend Ken Black’s blog. He is brilliant, thorough and fair in his real world …
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SAP Lumira v1.13
4 years ago

SAP Lumira v1.13

I have been following SAP Lumira since the debut as SAP Visual Intelligence at SAP TechEd in 2012. I remember sitting in various SAP TechEd sessions in Las Vegas last …
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Tip! Tableau Maps
5 years ago

Tip! Tableau Maps

Here are a few fun tips for visualizing data with Tableau maps. Tableau maps are more powerful and deeper than they initially appear. You can do some amazing geospatial visualizations …
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Power Query = the Shining Star of Power BI
5 years ago

Power Query = the Shining Star of Power BI

I have written a few times this year about Data Explorer, now called Power Query for Excel 2010 and 2013, in blogs New Data Explorer for Excel and Self-Service ETL …
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