Tag Archives: BI

Telling stories with data

Microsoft came a long way when they created Power View- one of the things I thought was most useful about it was its ability to help tell a story with data. Not only could you take people through your insights … Continue reading

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IPL a Microsoft Gold BI partner

I’m pleased to announce that IPL has become a Gold partner in the BI competency. This has involved a lot of hard work from my team and reflects our continuing commitment to the MS BI platform as a leader in … Continue reading

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Excel 2013: Improved BI a good thing?

Microsoft look to be getting pretty serious about using Excel as a self-service BI tool, with the promised features in Excel 2013 advertised here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bi/Products/OfficePreview.aspx PowerPivot is going to be incorporated into Excel itself (rather than being an add-in), and … 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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Myths of self service BI

Cindi Howson has written eloquently on some of the main myths of self-service BI here

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Agile BI

Over the last couple of years Agile BI has been talked about quite a bit, and I wanted to throw my hat in to the debate. There are growing numbers of people to whom an Agile approach appeals; people who … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog

This blog will be where I post about Business Intelligence: things I have learned, problems I have solved that others might be interested in, and thoughts.

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