Archive | June, 2012

NBA Game Insights–Its in the Game…

Wow, this is a really great example of insights into a players performance during the game.  I love how you see the pixelated player image and then move your mouse over it and it breaks out to where they took their shots.  Love that Source: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/11/sports/basketball/nba-shot-analysis.html   Enjoy, Patrick Read Original Post

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BI Book – SSIS 2012 book winners

This week I’ve started a new challenge in my life: I moved to BI4ALL (www.bi4all.pt). BI4ALL is a specialized company on Business Intelligence and Corporate Governance and was identified by Microsoft and IBM as a company with more experience in developing Business Intelligence solutions in the Portuguese market. It has for some years a reference […]

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Really Big Bar Charts

Sometimes a very straight forward approach in data visualization is all you need. Let’s take a look at this comparison of the cost of having lunch at the best restaurants in Great Britain as ranked by Michelin. Well, maybe all you really need to do is to stack a really big bunch of bar graphs […]

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BI Book – Win Free Copies of SSIS 2012 book

I’m happy to inform you that the SSIS book that I wrote with my friend (Reza Rad) is now published!! I also want to let you know that Packt Publishing accepted my contest suggestion for offering 4 books (2 Print books + 2 e-books) to my blog readers. You just need to use your Twitter […]

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BI in the Breakroom

What are you displaying on the TV screens in your office? Let’s put some business insights from Extended Results where it matters most, in front of your employees! One of our Global customers has our Business Insights Dashboard Solution ( www.extendedinsights.com) right where employees can see it, while they wait for their espresso (the display […]

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What Do You Know, Really?

We’re in the business of making people smarter – giving them the information they need to make better decisions. The premise is certainly logical and borne out by the facts: the more and better information people have about something, the better their ability to plan and execute on specific goals related to that thing. But […]

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