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 […]
Archive | September, 2010
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 […]
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 […]
Machines can complete complicated calculations quicker and faster than their human counterpart. But, the question is, are the functions of a computer superior to an expert? Can computer parts really replace an expert?
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. […]
As the designer of more business intelligence dashboards than I can recall, I can confidently tell you that the number one design pattern to use when planning your business dashboard is “THE PORTLET”. We’ve all seen (and love!) the humble portlet: You may recognize the portlet styling. This is a clip from my Google page […]