Monthly Archives: February 2011

Data is surprising

The only sure thing about data is that it will surely hold surprises you are not expecting. Data is generated from systems that ultimately collect information entered by people. And as people are surprising and act in unpredictable ways, the … Continue reading

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Embed LinkedIn search in your BI application!

I recently got to listen to a presentation about using LinkedIn in the context of sales and marketing. LinkedIn is a wonderfully successful and rich professional/social network, where you can find co-workers, past colleagues, old school mates etc. The difference … Continue reading

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Mashups are still cool! – Webi/Google mashup example

Mashups have been around as a concept for many year, and as a term for a few. The term mashup became very popular when google released its maps API. Suddenly, everyone had maps mashed up on their web sites. The … Continue reading

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BI on a napkin

One of the surest ways, tried and true, to achieve BI happiness, is to do it in a bar. Especially with a nice drink, in the evening, and a good companion. Don’t believe me? Just try it. Well, that is … Continue reading

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Roll your BI Project on two tracks

One of the most challenging aspects of any BI project lies in the tension between the “behind the scenes” data work, and the “high visibility” BI application. Everyone will see the new marketing and sales dashboard you are tasked to … Continue reading

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Navigate your BI product to success by considering… Navigation!

Whether you are working on a simple report, several reports, a dashboard or a complex BI application, one of the first things you need to consider as part of your design is navigation. The navigation describes the usage pattern, or … Continue reading

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