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BlogNotions Business Intelligence Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by BI thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest technologies in the marketplace, discussions of competitive decision making, new ideas for analyzing data, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Business Intelligence Eye Candy

Good information visualization practice and BI user interface design calls for effective use of screen real estate with clear and easily understood charts such as sparklines and bullet graphs. Easy to read and interpret, these charts, combined with a monotone color scheme (so as to focus attention when needed with red/green/yellow alert indicators) have become […]

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Farmers, Hunters and Herders

In my previous blog we addressed the question of what is Business Intelligence, and how does it relates to concepts such as wisdom, knowledge, information and data. We looked at the linkage between each of these concepts and plotted Business Intelligence onto that chain. With today’s blog I’d like to map onto this concept different […]

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The Business Intelligence concept

The concept of Business Intelligence (BI) is related to the ability to provide information with quality, at the right time to all layers of an organization (strategic, tactical and operational) making it more competitive today than yesterday and more competitive tomorrow than today. The term was officially coined in 1989 by Howard Dresner, but the […]

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Beyond Self Service BI

In the past few years there have been significant changes in the BI Industry: acquisitions, consolidation and evolution of graphical capabilities leading to a paradigm change on how the BI tools are being leveraged in the market today. This paradigm change has provided many companies with the opportunity to introduce a Self Service business intelligence […]

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World Cup social stats gadget is simple and ready for download!

Very cool, now you can experience the World Cup social stats located at www.extendedresults.com/worldcup with this cool gadget! See instructions below: For your Desktop Gadget – On your Windows 7 or Windows Vista Desktop PC open Internet Explorer – Navigate to http://pushbi.com/downloads/pushbi.desktop.worldcup.zip – If a confirmation dialog comes up, select “Open” – Double click on […]

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World Cup Social Media Analytics Delivered to Your Mobile Phone

Very cool, now you can experience the same social stats located at www.extendedresults.com/worldcup right from your mobile phone, iPad and even iPod Touch with these instructions below using PushBI Mobile as a business intelligence tool. For your Windows Mobile Phone – On your mobile device open Internet Explorer – Navigate to http://www.pushbi.com/pushbi.winmobile.cab – Save the […]

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What Is Business Intelligence?

As this is my initial blog I though it would make sense to start with an explanation of what Business Intelligence is, and how it relates to concepts such as wisdom, knowledge, information and data. A little academic in some ways but should create a firm basis for future postings. I’ll start with a few […]

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How Fun is the Navigation of Your BI Application?

Making a business intelligence application user-friendly and usable are obvious goals, but how do we go about translating those requirements to actual screen elements? What can we do to engage and fascinate our users even before they get to the actual data elements? One easy way to ensure user satisfaction is to pay plenty of […]

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World Cup Social Media Analytics – How We Did It

A good colleague of mine over at Microsoft, Bruno Aziza, gave me a call on a Sunday night to discuss Extended Results partnering with Microsoft on the development of a World Cup Social Media Analytics web page.   Bruno chose us because we have technologies to capture the social conversation going on along with the advanced […]

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The Future of Innovation in Business Intelligence

Historically the best times for innovation have been times of great conflict: World Wide War 1 & 2, Cold War, etc. The same can be said of Business Intelligence, it is during times of economic deceleration that we are start seeing more innovations in the field as the companies try to get any competitive advantage […]

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