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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.

7+ Graphics Libraries to Level-Up Your Embedded Analytics

If an application doesn’t look great, it won’t get used. This is true of any web application and certainly holds true when it comes to embedded analytics. If your dashboards and reports look outdated or clunky, your users will quickly bounce out of your app. Unfortunately, for developers, design skills don’t always come naturally. That’s […]

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How you Present Your Data (Really) Matters

“It doesn’t matter how well data is presented if the dataset isn’t complete or is incorrect in the first place.” I’ve seen this statement scattered across numerous articles and blogs – all warning of the dangers of “dirty data.” Heck, we’ve even written about the risks of bad data. Of course it’s crucial to present […]

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Kicking the Spreadsheet Habit: Why Users Still Export to Excel

First, a quick history lesson for you. Did you know that spreadsheets were the killer apps that made desktop PCs a thing? According to eWeek, along with email, spreadsheet software was the application that most helped justify corporate deployment of PCs in huge numbers during the 1980s. That’s 30+ years of crunching numbers within that […]

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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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