Business Intelligence & Analytics

These blog posts feature our know-how on all things business intelligence. We take a look at analytics solutions such as MicroStrategy, Tableau, Tibco and more. Our consultants give thoughtful consideration to subjects such as advanced analytics, data management and more.

On Demand Webinar: It’s No Mystery – Mobile BI Dashboards Will Rule

By | October 24, 2014|Categories: BI Webinar, Business Intelligence, Mobility Webinar, Strategy Webinar, Webinars|Tags: , , , |

The 5 important things to know to make it happen. Mobility is one of the biggest and most significant trends in enterprise and consumer technology right now. Business intelligence is no [...]

Mobile Business Intelligence as a Catalyst for Change

By | October 8, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence, Enterprise Mobility|Tags: |

Mobile applications are one of the best ways to transition users away from traditional reporting mechanisms and truly add value to the business at the same time. Previously, I laid out the reasons why so [...]

Why So Many Fail to Move Away from Traditional Business Intelligence Reporting

By | October 8, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: |

I am always surprised when I see organizations still using huge stacks of traditional grid or tabular reports in PDF bundles. Yet I come across this exact scenario quite often. In many cases, higher-level managers [...]

A look at Houston’s first MicroStrategy User Group [Video]

By | June 25, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: |

Recently Houston's MicroStrategy users formed their first user group at the BMC Software office in the city's Westchase district. It was a great start towards building momentum for the new group, with about 30 attendees [...]

Do you need to hire a marketing analyst?

By | June 12, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence|

The technological resources that have been available to marketers are now requiring more human resources. But is this a gig for the marketing coordinator, or a full-time operation? I’m guessing you’ve seen it – the [...]

Overview of Data Masking Methods

By | May 20, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: |

“Community College Student finds his Social Security Number through Google search.” No, that isn’t a headline from The Onion -- it actually happened.  It happened when community college staff members tested a new online application [...]

Why You Need A Clear Understanding of Fuzzy Logic

By | March 17, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence|

Approximate Data Matching in Consulting Projects Here is a question for the age of Data (Big or otherwise): how often are there typos and mistakes in the data? They're both fuzzy caterpillars - but [...]

The Future of Food Service Tech from the 2014 Restaurant Technology Study

By | March 5, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence, Food Service|

Hospitality Technology Magazine released their 16th annual Restaurant Technology Study this week. Did it foretell the coming of a new age in restaurant tech? No, but it did confirm that spending on innovation is on [...]

MicroStrategy World 2014 – The Transformative Year

By | February 5, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: , , , , |

Just like last year, we were inspired by the maturity of MicroStrategy users at World this last week in Las Vegas. They came seeking inspiration to continue moving their organization's business intelligence ever forward - [...]

Cursed Cursors in SQL

By | October 21, 2013|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: |

Cursors are an interesting conundrum in modern database languages. They allow you to process database rows procedurally, and because of it, they are a potential pitfall for the unwary. Having taught SQL, my experience is [...]

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