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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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Antivia XWIS DecisionPoint
4 years ago

Antivia XWIS DecisionPoint

Ah February…I have already fallen off the New Year resolution wagon and dipped right back into frosting, cake mix and candy. I won’t ever give up Diet Mountain Dew or …
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Targit – a Niche, Hometown BI Innovator
4 years ago

Targit – a Niche, Hometown BI Innovator

Over the holidays I enjoyed reviewing several BI vendors.  To my pleasant surprise, a pretty innovative, little niche BI player called Targit has been hiding practically in my back yard.  In …
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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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2014 BI Outlook: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not by Doug Henschen
4 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
4 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
4 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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A Quick Peek at the Free MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop
4 years ago

A Quick Peek at the Free MicroStrategy Analytics Desktop

I openly admit to being a business intelligence and analytics tool addict.  When I come across news about a new and interesting offering, I simply can’t help myself… I usually …
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PASS Summit 2013 News
4 years ago

PASS Summit 2013 News

This one will be short and sweet. If you want to watch the PASS Summit 2013 key note, it is available at the PASS Summit site.

This year very little …
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BI News from Oracle Open World and Qlik QTUnsummit
4 years ago

BI News from Oracle Open World and Qlik QTUnsummit

In the continued annual fall barrage of conferences, this week Oracle Open World and QlikTech QTUnsummit has some big BI news to share. Although these are not heavily implemented solutions …
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TIBCO (Spotfire) Acquires Extended Results and PUSH BI
4 years ago

TIBCO (Spotfire) Acquires Extended Results and PUSH BI

Breaking news today from a great little company called Extended Results, creator of the PUSH BI mobile applications many Microsoft BI customers used to bridge the mobile BI gaps. TIBCO, …
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Tableau TCC 2013, What’s New in 8.1+ and Zen Master
4 years ago

Tableau TCC 2013, What’s New in 8.1+ and Zen Master

What an incredible week of data lover industry and community events – Annual Tableau Customer Conference (TCC), SAP BusinessObjects User Conference, Tampa Analytics Group with Pentaho by Mark Kromer, South …
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Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates
4 years ago

Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates

August has been a busy blog month so I am going to keep this one short and sweet.  There are a couple key updates in SQL Server World floating around …
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SAP BI and Analytics Roadmap Updates
4 years ago

SAP BI and Analytics Roadmap Updates

In a colorful #AllAccessAnalytics webinar and Twitter event, Steven Lucas, President of SAP Platform Solutions, and his newly announced BI, Analytics an Big Data team openly briefed attendees on new …
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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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Like it or not, Self-Service BI and Cloud BI are Here
4 years ago

Like it or not, Self-Service BI and Cloud BI are Here

The BI market is buzzing with two significant BI players in the last month announcing Cloud BI offerings for their popular Self-Service BI solutions: Microsoft and now Tableau.  These two …
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Tip! Self-Service BI/Data Discovery Software Evaluations
5 years ago

Tip! Self-Service BI/Data Discovery Software Evaluations

Tip of the day, download free trials of self-service BI/data discovery tools to experience using them yourself BEFORE you buy. “Experiencing” the differences in HOW to build views with your …
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Thoughts on the Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for BI Platforms
5 years ago

Thoughts on the Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for BI Platforms

Tableau is ranked as a Leader in  the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence report.  Customers rate Tableau #1 for ease of use, fastest development times, and it has …
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Looking back on 2012…
5 years ago

Looking back on 2012…

WOW! 2012 was an incredible year. I wanted to fondly look back upon the entire year of 2012 before diving into what is new, wild and exciting in 2013. This …
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