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February 2015

Get out of the office – Panorama releases Necto 15 with new mobile capabilities

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The other day, my daughter came home from school and asked me if I could help her figure out a how to use a site that she had been assigned to research. We looked at the site together. It was a content site with articles and sliding panels and a good looking timeline tool that  Continue Reading »

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February 2015

Suggestive Analytics vs. Suggestive Window Dressing

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One of the big BI industry players recently announced that their premier BI solution now offers ‘suggestions’. During the analysis phase, the solution suggests which charts might better be used to visualize data. This improves usability and can shorten the time that it takes to set up reports. That’s all great. But is this the  Continue Reading »

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February 2015

How do Users rate their BI Platforms?

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Analysis of Gartner’s “Survey Analysis: Customers Rate Their BI Platform Vendor, 2014″ By Rony Ross. Which BI platform got the best Business Benefit Score? Which platform was rated as Easiest to Use? Which platform received the best BI Success Factor Score? Over 1500 users rated the BI platforms they are using in what is considered  Continue Reading »

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February 2015

History has a way of kicking you in the KPI

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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana This familiar quote is about progress. Although it is used in many contexts (and is often misquoted), it essentially means that if you forget your past, you can forget about your future. The quote, from Santayana’s ‘The Life of Reason’, actually  Continue Reading »

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January 2015

Who gives better advice: Your Mom or your BI solution?

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I don’t want to suggest that a piece of software, as ‘smart’ as it might be, can replace a mother. (Regardless, I hope my mother is not reading this.) But, clearly, there is business advice that your BI solution should be providing that would likely baffle most of our mothers – even if your mother  Continue Reading »

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January 2015

Using Big Data to Predict Employee Patterns

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The same data used to improve consumer relations can also be used for employee management.

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January 2015

Accepting and Understanding Consumer Complaints Can Save Business

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Understanding customer concerns can help prevent later disasters that bring business into deep water.

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January 2015

How Soon Should Small Businesses Start Worrying About Big Data?

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For small businesses, it is never too early to begin using BI software.

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January 2015

BI Trends: BI Analytics – Leave the digging to the archaeologists

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Okay. So it’s 2015. “Back to the Future II” promised us flying cars, hoverboards and self-adjusting shoelaces. Actually, these technological miracles are all awfully close to reality. In 1989, Hollywood pegged these (and a few other) long term trends using current circumstances and a lot of imagination. Imagination is an important part of seeing the  Continue Reading »

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January 2015

Mobile Business Intelligence Shows Its Requirements, Potential

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Understanding and demand are building around mobile business intelligence solutions.