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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 11, 2014

Five Reasons Why Business Analytics Projects Fail

Author: Joan Frick Business Analytics has become the hottest ‘buzz’ around most organizations these days. Given that, you would be surprised at how many people do not understand how to ask the right questions in order to scope the efforts […]

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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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Feb 18, 2014

Challenges and Benefits of Business Analytics in Midsized Companies

IBM recently published an article regarding midsize business and their growing interest in – and need for — business intelligence.  A recent survey of IT managers in midsize companies, conducted by Slashdot, identified the key challenges and incentives midsize businesses […]

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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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Jan 08, 2014

What IT skills and roles will be in demand this year?

Recruiters share the scoop. Each January, there is an abundance of articles and blogs predicting what the new year will bring.  FYI Solutions would be remiss if we did not offer our view of the world for 2014.  We look […]

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Oct 09, 2013

Do we need Social Media Analytics?

Social media analytics is defined as the practice of gathering data from blogs, social media, websites and analyzing that data to make better business decisions. The most common use of social media analytics is to mine customer sentiment in order […]

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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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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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May 14, 2013

CIO Visions 2013 – Lessons Learned

Authored By: Hank Specht A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the CIO Visions’ Cloud & BI Summit held in Brooklyn, New York.  This conference, which FYI Solutions was a proud sponsor of, is a three-day […]

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