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BlogNotions Business Intelligence Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by BI thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest technologies in the marketplace, discussions of competitive decision making, new ideas for analyzing data, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Path to SaaS: Bringing Genius Apps to Market

Just 30 miles west of Washington DC, in the town of Ashburn, Virginia, flows nearly 50% of the world’s internet traffic. Ashburn also happens to be where I live and is just a dozen miles from Logi’s headquarters. So, to say that “The Cloud” is something I think about often would be an understatement. The […]

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Visualization Best Practices: Bar Charts vs Stacked Charts

The bar chart is a standard chart that you probably see every day. However, when a bar chart becomes a stacked bar chart, not everyone reads them correctly – which can lead to incorrect analysis of your data. Stacked bar charts are great for showing totals, and in our latest best practice video, Logi’s resident UI / UX […]

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Why Microsoft Doesn’t Understand Embedded Analytics

I’ll admit that I’m a Microsoft fanboy. Last year when I was still a mobile industry analyst, I referred to Microsoft as the most interesting company in mobile. In fact, I’ve given up on a number of apps because Microsoft offered something better: Fantastical2 for Outlook’s Calendar – The Agenda view on Outlook is excellent […]

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The Rise of the Genius App

Apps have come a long way. Not just in user experience and design, but in what they actually allow us to do. When I look back at the 90’s and 00’s, applications were basically aimed at doing things faster. It was all about process efficiency, and technology was primarily being used to create those efficiencies. […]

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Quiz: Who’s Using Analytics in Your Company?

Are you struggling to get your users to adopt analytics tools?  Could it be because you are giving all your BI users the same experience? Both business users and IT agree that access to BI is essential to everyone. But user adoption is falling way short of where it should be. Why? Because too many […]

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The ego driven Business Intelligence professional

It is said that implementing a Business Intelligence program is one of the most daunting journeys a company can embark on. We all have heard the statistic that 8 out of 10 projects fail to meet at least one (if not all three) of the success objectives: timeline, quality or scope. Numerous articles have been […]

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Creating Competitive Advantage through Diversity and Information

Competitive advantage is commonly defined as “an advantage that an individual/firm has over its competitors”. While very generic, the definition is very insightful, it compares an entity not to itself but to the rest of the population, highlighting how this self is different from the remainder of the population, explicitly calling them competition.   From […]

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The gift of being yourself

Have you ever dreamt that were someone else, perhaps a colleague at work who is doing extremely well or maybe a famous/rich politician with significant influence or power? If you answered yes, you are not alone; at some point in time in our lives most of question our own identify and wonder what could be […]

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Data – the new 21st century fourth pillar for a successful M&A

As industries mature, we start seeing a higher number of Merger & Acquisitions (M&A) activities. The rule of thumb is that the larger a company grows, the more likely it can leverage its scale to drive competitive advantages such as getting lower prices from suppliers, reducing its delivery costs and more importantly keeping entry barriers […]

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