Archive | November, 2010

Bill Gates Predicted the Business Dashboard?

In The Dashboard Spy blog, I recently wrote about an example of a Restaurant Performance Dashboard. It prompted a reader to write me and ask about more best practices in using business intelligence to improve operations in a chain of restaurants. I came across the following article called Performance Dashboards: Measuring and Managing the Customer […]

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Four Ways to Spot Good Marketing

These four ways help identify good marketing.
If each of these considerations meets with a positive affirmation, then making the decision to move forward on that marketing service is good. What else would you add?
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Business Intelligence and Balancing Scruples

No field requires stronger work ethics than business intelligence. A strong character and a strong foundation are required of the decision makers, leaders and workforce. No balancing of scruples. No mediocre stands on what is right and wrong. Business Intelligence is of the highest security and of the highest standards. Everyone in this profession must maintain this standard and allow no balancing act to take place. Instead, honesty, transparency and corporate responsibility must prevail.

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The Science of Business Manifesto – Part 1

To my Bias in BI article a few weeks back, several commentors responded, questioning the relevance of  the discussion for business intelligence. Though it was clear to me, I realized I hadn’t done an adequate job prepping readers for my thoughts on the “science of business” that were behind the writing. I hope in  the […]

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How to leverage off-shore effectively in BI assignments

If you are reading this blog, you or your company are probably considering leveraging off-shore for your BI projects and you are still trying to decide if this is a good idea or not. You probably have heard several horror stories of companies who tried and failed miserably. However, did you know that for every […]

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Business Intelligence adds ‘No Value’

This post is actually about NULL values rather than any derogatory comment about business intelligence concepts or technology. The NULL value has a special place in the world of data and I thought the readers would find this perspective interesting. The NULL value can be defined as follows: Without value being or amounting to nothing […]

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Business Intelligence Fundamentals

Many businesses fail within the first five years of conception. Get the advice of a mentor, financial consultant and knowledge manager to plan a strong and effective business plan. This is a key to gaining superior business intelligence. This is the fundamental building block which will help establish and strengthen your business. Loreen Sherman is one such expert who can provide your company with knowledge management training. Call today at 1.877.896.7292 for a free consultation appointment.

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