April 10, 2017
Calculating Measures in Prior Years Tableau makes many things significantly easier, but not everything. One very common challenge Tableau designers wade through is computing prior period values. For example, sales data for prior periods that align with the current year to date (YTD). To further illustrate the example, if the current YTD is only 128 […]
February 7, 2017
I have been closely following and writing about trends in the business intelligence market over the past three years. During this time, I can’t say that I’ve seen any “radically new” trends, and I don’t expect any to emerge in 2017. What I have seen, and anticipate for 2017, is the “evolution” of the dominant […]
February 3, 2016
What does the future hold for BI in 2016 and beyond? Here’s a look at 6 high impact trends that are changing the face of business intelligence and will give you an eye-opening look at what businesses should be leveraging in 2016. Continuing a pattern from previous years, 2016 will see the ongoing evolution of […]
January 20, 2016
Tableau Essentials Training in Toronto. June 22 – 23, 2016. Ideal for Tableau newbies.
May 21, 2015
We’re almost halfway through 2015 – hard to believe – and the dynamic arena of business intelligence continues to advance. It’s the vendors that adapt better and faster to this evolving environment that will have the competitive edge. Similarly, the businesses that make the best choice of BI technology, that best fits their operation, will […]
February 4, 2015
Most businesses today recognize that a compelling online presence is critical to their success. Without an effective website, chances Strat are you’re losing valuable business and customers to your competitors who do have effective and active online presences. A successful website should be an asset to your business that more than pays for itself either in the amount of business or customers it converts, or in the amount of money it saves by encouraging self-services
December 11, 2014
December 10 – 11, 2014, Toronto. Data Marketing 2014 provides educational content and a strategic road map for marketing professionals who desire to make sense of their data and start developing a real competitive advantage, hence, allowing them to thrive in this ever-growing market.
November 24, 2014
I would like to extend a thank you to everyone who attended our Tableau Data Visualization & Dashboard Seminar last week in Toronto! With record attendance, you helped to make it our best seminar ever! Held at downtown Toronto’s St. Andrews Club and Conference Centre, the seminar drew 106 people. I believe the increase in […]
October 6, 2014
The ever escalating hype on “business intelligence”, “analytics” and “big data” has made it very difficult to uncover the information that is truly valuable and useful. I recently came across a survey that provides what I consider to be pragmatic information if you are looking to upgrade, supplement or replace your Business Intelligence software, or purchase it for the first time.
August 25, 2014
The ability to mobilize BI data – to deliver real-time information via smart phones and tablets – will likely be the most significant contributor to improved BI adoption in 2014. Although the adoption rate for mobile BI is still relatively low, the rate is growing faster for mobile than for other technologies and has not nearly reached full potential. Gartner predicts that by 2015 mobile devices will be exclusively relied upon for insight delivery by over 50 percent of mobile BI users and will grow overall BI users by 20 percent.1 This is not really surprising considering that mobile BI provides significant benefits including:
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