Tag: outsourcing

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…

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…

Outsourcing your SharePoint Support can save you more than just money

One of the most common arguments against outsourcing any service is that it will cost more to pay someone else to do it than it will to hire an internal member of staff. Depending on the exact product you could be right, but more often than not outsourcing your SharePoint Support can save time and…

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…

How much does waiting and looking cost your business

      How often have you spent three or four minutes “looking” for a file on your PC, or in your cloud storage? How many times a week does that three minutes turn into five because you can’t quite remember the name, the version or the location of that file. What about those times…

Where did all my Servers go?

It seems that over the last few years large noisy server rooms full of racks of wires, routers, servers and gadgets that no one dares to touch have mysteriously disappeared. Where did it all go? And Why? Well, in the large majority of cases it got moved into the cloud. But just what is the…

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…