Category: Business Intelligence

What is Microsoft Azure?

If you are a dedicated follower of Microsoft, then there is no doubt you will of heard of Microsoft Azure. This is a cloud computing service which is a huge part of Microsoft’s business, which competes with similar services from Amazon and Google. What really is Microsoft Azure? Cloud Computing Explained By using the word…

Our Top Reasons Why You Need Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft have recently released two editions of its new and improved online productivity suite, Office 365. Available in two editions ‘small business’ and ‘enterprise’ this makes it easy and cost effective to go “into the cloud” without losing the familiar Microsoft server and client applications. The release of Office 365 will include email, communications, collaboration…

Why You Need Data Warehousing?

Why Do I Need Data Warehouse? Data warehouse can be implemented to help avoid any various challenges. In an age of serious competition, it isn’t ideal to make decisions alone, it must be taken on time, if you run out of time you will view your competitors getting ahead. Let’s take a supermarket for example,…

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…