Archive | December, 2011

Connecticut Economic Dashboard

The idea of benchmarking the performance of a municipality or governed area such as a state is quite interesting. The Connecticut Economic Resource Center or CERC has been using business intelligence dashboards to provide perspectives on Connecticut’s competitive performance. Visit the dashboard here: CERC Dashboard Take a look at the CERC dashboard and you’ll note […]

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Connecticut Economic Dashboard

The idea of benchmarking the performance of a municipality or governed area such as a state is quite interesting. The Connecticut Economic Resource Center or CERC has been using business intelligence dashboards to provide perspectives on Connecticut’s competitive performance. Visit the dashboard here: CERC Dashboard Take a look at the CERC dashboard and you’ll note […]

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Home Energy Dashboard

Dashboards in the home can lower energy consumption. The growing availability of “energy dashboards” for home owners to use for monitoring their energy consumption is helping to reduce electrical loads. Here’s a look at one such unit: It’s from this post: Musings of an Energy Nerd Here’s an excerpt: In recent years, the technology of […]

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What Drives Your Business Dashboard Initiatives?

When it comes down to the very essence of the “Why Dashboards?” question, the answer really comes down to speed. There is a measurable need for faster and more digestible, more accessible information. I believe that this “need for speed” in understanding business metrics and trends is what drives the adoption of business dashboards. Take […]

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Screenshots of a Brand Management Enterprise Dashboard

Executive Dashboard Topic: Measuring Brand Strength and Marketing Metrics with Dashboards An executive dashboard can be a powerful force multiplier, especially when it comes to areas that, while traditionally reliant on trend analysis and data crunching, have not jumped on the idea of enterprise dashboards as quickly as other parts of the organization. Such is […]

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BI Certification – Microsoft MCTS 70-448 Exam

Dear friends, Yesterday I updated my MCTS-BI certification on SQL 2008 version realizing the 70-448 exam with a 972 score. The score and certificate achievement are not important; what is really important for me is to have one more reason to learn new things or to re-learn old things! Take a look at my previous […]

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Harness the power of the light bulb effect!

Most of us have heard the story of the light bulb effect, but if you have not, put attention to the next few lines: “A company was trying to determine which light bulb wattage could produce the better productivity for their workers. The project team base lined productivity using a standard 60 watt bulb and […]

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European data protection laws get more aggressive

In January the European Union commission on data protection is intending to publish proposed legal changes that will have huge potential fines attached. Companies found to be mishandling personal data can be fined up to 5% of global turnover. This means we could see fines entering the billions of euro’s for global organisations. This is […]

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