Category: Business Intelligence

Facilities Management. Business Intelligence and Business Processes. How do you manage?

Managing office buildings, public areas and other corporate facilities generates a lot of data. There can be many business processes to incorporate into the general everyday running of buildings. These processes can sometimes be quite simple, but can also be quite complex incorporating SLA, (service level agreements), governance policies, supply chain management and the use…

Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights Third Quarter Results

Microsoft announce financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017: Revenue was $22.1 billion GAAP, and $23.6 billion non-GAAP Operating income was $5.6 billion GAAP, and $7.1 billion non-GAAP Net income was $4.8 billion GAAP, and $5.7 billion non-GAAP Diluted earnings per share was $0.61 GAAP, and $0.73 non-GAAP “Our results this quarter reflect…

Microsoft Power BI: The Dolphin guide

This Dolphin Guide explains the core facts you need to know about Microsoft’s data visualization toolset, Power BI. The big data revolution continues in earnest and enterprises continue to generate more and more data about every business interaction they can track. Couple this with the volume of data now being generated by devices and sensors…

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella: Keytips for better productivity using Office 365 and Windows 10

Speaking at the Future Decoded conference at London’s ExCeL, Satya Nadella demoed a whole range of Windows 10 updates and Office 365 products and gave the audience a window into his working life. Here’s key takeaways: He likes One Note a lot. Nadella stated that One Note in Office 365 had a hugely significant impact…

What is business intelligence?

Another great question that we get ask a lot usually right after what is SharePoint. Business intelligence, or BI for short, is a generic or umbrella term that refers to a variety of software applications used to analyse a company’s raw data. BI as a discipline is made up of several related activities, including data…

What is Big Data?

Big Data has been around since about 2007, but in the last couple of years it’s become a phrase we hear more & more of, and will hear more and more of in the future. So what is it? Well in brief Big Data can be classified as large amounts of unstructured data. Unstructured data…

How should I implement a Business Intelligence solution

When charting a course for Business Intelligence (BI), companies should first analyse the way they make decisions and consider the information that executives need to facilitate more confident and more rapid decision-making, as well as how they’d like that information presented to them (for example, as a report, a chart, online, hard copy). Discussions of…

Would Santa use Business Intelligence?

How would you keep track of 1.9Billion children? It would need an epic notebook to use an analogue method. Maybe a large spreadsheet to mark if you’ve been bad or good? How about when you’re sleeping and knowing if you’re awake? We’d like to share a “Customer Story” with you… We were approached for a…

Using Data Warehousing in Business Intelligence

Following on from my last post – How should I implement a Business Intelligence Solution? – Today I wanted to have a look at another key aspect of that- the Data Warehouse. Any good foundation for a business intelligence project starts with a well thought out data warehouse design. The purpose of an Enterprise Data…

How should I implement smart Business Intelligence solutions

When charting a course for Business Intelligence (BI), companies should first analyse the way they make decisions and consider the information that executives need to facilitate more confident and more rapid decision-making, as well as how they’d like that information presented to them (for example, as a report, a chart, online, hard copy). Discussions of…