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Analytics Market Commoditization and Consolidation

By  •  April 27, 2017

Do you see it now? In October 2014, I wrote about Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization. Then in April 2015, I covered the Analytics Industry Midlife Crisis. In January 2016, I warned of …
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BI Market Consolidation Buzz

By  •  April 1, 2016

On my first week of sabbatical, my Tropical Garden 2.0 project was stalled by huge news regarding the potential sale of Qlik that lit up discussions of inevitable BI industry consolidation. In January this …
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10 Exciting Analytics Trends to Explore

By  •  January 15, 2020

New year. New decade. Time to prepare for what comes next. As organizations continue modernizing and moving to the cloud, the analytics world we once knew continues to change. Here’s …
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Reflecting on the Past Decade in Analytics

By  •  December 19, 2019


What was hot and what was not? From what I can remember, in-memory analytics, mobile BI, OLAP cubes and drag-and-drop analytics tools got all the buzz. Most customers I …
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Highlighted Projects

By  •  July 23, 2019

The following is a list of my highlighted projects over the past two and a half decades. During the first 15 years of my career, I worked with system implementation …
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Top 2018 Analytics Industry Trends and Predictions

By  •  January 7, 2018

Time to get back to work. Buckle up and get ready for another thrilling year of ups, downs, twists, turns, and tunnels. In this article, I will share top analytics …
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2017 Predictions Right, Wrong and Totally Missed

By  •  January 3, 2018

Before sharing my annual analytics industry trends forecast for 2018, I wanted to quickly summarize reader hot topics and my past predictions right, wrong and totally missed from 2017. Here is a …
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Industry Pulse October 2017 Highlights

By  •  November 7, 2017

October was a strange month – shocking, distressing, interesting and exciting all at the same time. Countless vendors announced enhanced offerings and/or significant partnerships in the cyclical conference craze. This …
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Industry Pulse July 2017 Highlights

By  •  July 31, 2017

Here are filtered analytics industry highlights from the sweltering month of July. Augmented analytics, automation, data privacy, artificial intelligence and increased anti-trust concerns dominated the news. Don’t forget you can also …
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Back to Dimensional Modeling Basics

By  •  July 14, 2017

Several large systems integration consulting firm leaders in my network have confirmed a resurgence in demand for OLAP and related dimensional modeling skills. Dimensional modeling design patterns are still being …
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Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization

By  •  October 13, 2014

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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