Archive | May, 2011

Why is Data Quality an Issue?

We have all heard the stories of letters sent to dead customers either though the company has been told about their death or cheques sent out for £0.00. Companies are continuing to risk damaging their relationship with clients and their hard won professional reputation by paying too little attention to the quality and organisation of […]

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The Difference Between a Metric and a KPI

The Dashboard Spy has KPIs on the brain! Just because you have a set of metrics does not mean that you have the KPIs that you need to optimize your business. What is the difference between a mere metric and a true KPI? Let’s take a look at some of the differences between metrics and […]

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BI Book – Reactive Business Intelligence

This book was for me one of the more original and interesting data mining books! It explains the several data mining tasks and techniques in a very intuitive and innovative way. It explain almost key points in the data mining field from the simple to complex topics. Even those persons that hate statistics and formulas […]

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VIDEO: Create A Business Intelligence App in Under 10 Minutes

We talk a lot about the benefits of agile business intelligence, but sometimes it’s helpful to see an example of agile BI in action.  In this video, you can watch as one of our BI experts spends about seven minutes building a fully functional, highly-interactive BI application from scratch.  When you’re used to spending months […]

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Data Vu All Over Again

I’m very excited about some of the work my company OpenBI, a BI consultancy focused on open source (OS) solutions, is currently doing. Over the last month or so, we’ve been collaborating with OS analytics database leader Infobright and OS BI platform vendor Jaspersoft — with “special sauce” from the freely-available R Project for Statistical […]

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Business Intelligence White Paper Resource

Did you know that The Dashboard Spy has a direct pipeline into all the leading business intelligence white papers published by the major software vendors? Those readers in the know have been using this resource to score all sorts of helpful materials. In fact, it’s not just business intelligence white papers but rather a collection […]

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