Archive | September, 2010

Convergence in the BI World for SAP

The BI space is changing as larger players try and muscle their way into the marketplace. Not that many years ago SAP purchase BusinessObjects (a company I know well) for $6.8 million, which itself had only a few years previously (2003) merged with Crystal Decisions. Now SAP has gone and purchased Sybase (another company I […]

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Outer Banks Vacation Reading – The Invisible Gorilla

It only seems natural for me to read a book on how intuitions deceive us while vacationing in the Outer Banks. Home from OBX for over two weeks now, my partners swear I’m deceiving myself that I’m still in Nags Head enjoying surf, tuna and crabs. Back to work, they urge. The Invisible Gorilla, And […]

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Governance of the Data Warehouse

Business Intelligence systems often have a data warehouse underpinning them.  The construction of this foundation, even when undertaken with a high level of efficiently, is expensive. As a consequence, companies need to ensure they receive the best possible return on their investment. A comprehensive governance framework ensures that data assets are used correctly and appropriately […]

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Business Intelligence Dashboard Template

How do you make your business intelligence developer happy? Present them with a fully functional HTML template that they can leverage for your BI application. As promised in my last post about Dashboard Portlets, here is an HTML template for you to thrill your programmer with. Believe me, you will make them very, very happy. […]

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