Monthly Archives: January 2012

Keeping your feet on the ground until your data is in the cloud

Gartner recently released a report where they predicted that only 3% of BI expenditure will be accounted for by Cloud BI offerings. This is a strong reminder that in BI, the hype does not always match the reality. At IPL, … Continue reading

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BI methodologies

I’m not sure who came up with the quote, but it is certainly a favourite of Ralph Kimball: What’s the difference between a methodologist and a terrorist? You can negotiate with a terrorist. I think that is very true of … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs, and the art of computing

I’ve recently finished reading the biography of Steve Jobs, and I found it a fascinating read in many ways. History I always find it stirring to read about the early days of personal computing. From Woz and Jobs in their … Continue reading

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been making use of the lovely new features in SQL Server 2012 alongside SharePoint 2010 SP1- such as using PerformancePoint to report on PowerPivot or SSAS BISM Tabular cubes. If that’s the case, you’ve … Continue reading

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BI 101

Houston Neal pointed out this short webpage that explains the fundamentals of BI, and I thought I’d link to it here since it presents the basics in a clear and concise way- useful to newbies to the field!

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