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Oct 01, 2014

How You Can Identify Consulting Firms That Value You Most

By last count, there are literally hundreds of IT search/consulting firms in the Greater NY metropolitan area.  Adding this number to out of state and sometimes offshore firms that service the IT needs of this area, this makes for an […]

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Jul 16, 2014

The Value of Early Prototyping

Author:  Kevin Jacquier I recently joined a project that just baffled my mind with respect to the amount of time and resources that had been spent prior to any true visual representation of the requirements and functionality.  Unfortunately, my peers and […]

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Mar 06, 2014

Dashboards – Keeping the Mud off Your Pants

Author: Jeff Busch A Brief History Recently, I was curious about where the term dashboard came from. I know we get the business intelligence (BI) term from vehicle dashboards, but I could not remember ever learning why we call them […]

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Jan 28, 2014

The Value of Early Prototyping

Author:  Kevin Jacquier I recently joined a project that just baffled my mind with respect to the amount of time and resources that had been spent prior to any true visual representation of the requirements and functionality.  Unfortunately, my peers […]

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Sep 27, 2013

Characteristics of a Business Analytics Change Agent

The companies who are getting the most value out of business analytics are those with a Senior Executive who is a champion for the value that business analytics brings.  Could differing senior level management techniques have a demonstrable impact on […]

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Sep 17, 2013

Advanced Visualization Dashboards

Analytics Dashboards have been an integral corporate BI strategy as they are used to present key performance indicators (KPI) in an actionable, visual framework. Traditional dashboard views comprise gauges, levers, pie charts, bar charts, and other visuals of the sort […]

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Jun 25, 2013

The Analytics Quotient Maturity Model: Finding Your Starting Point

Author: Barbara Schiffman Recent studies undertaken by IBM confirm what thousands of organizations have known for years: Business analytics drive better business outcomes. For example: • A 2010 joint study by MIT Sloan Management and the IBM Institute for Business […]

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May 28, 2013

When Data Doesn’t Matter

Author: Jeff Busch Of course accurate data always matters, right? We BI report developers spend hours making sure every digit in our reports is calculated correctly. Of course the data matters! But what if no one pays attention to the […]

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Feb 26, 2013

User Adoption: The “Embrace the Burn” Approach

Author: Narisha Maduray You wouldn’t believe the number of excuses that I get from people on why they don’t use the business analytics application that took a number of high paying information technology consultants to implement on a state of the […]

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Feb 12, 2013

Orange Juice and Business Analytics: Perfect Together

Author:  Barbara Schiffman When you think of Orange Juice, do you think of business analytics?  Probably not.  However, business analytics is allowing Coca-Cola to have a competitive advantage over other orange juice producers, such as Pepsi.  Non-carbonated beverages are big […]

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