Learn how Microsoft finance professionals use business intelligence

       You are invited. As a finance professional you are immersed in data.  Odds are you spend a lot of your time using old tools and dreaming of a better way to do things.  There is a better way with Microsoft’s newly released business intelligence solutions.   You’re invited to hear how Microsoft’s…

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Join the Free Big Data Webinar on 13th August 2013

        Equipped for the Future Find out how your organisation can gain rich insights through data-driven decision-making, without having a set of technical experts.          Register Now Turning Data into Dollars – leveraging Business Intelligence to grow your business 13 August at 1pm AEST    Featured Speakers            …

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Sydney Event – Thursday 6th June 2013 - Learn how DP World gained real-time insight into their business using Mobile BI

Learn how DP World gained real-time insight into their businessDP World, one of the largest marine terminal operators with more than 65 terminals across six continents, has recently implemented a Business Intelligence (BI) solution in partnership with Altis Consulting and Microsoft. The company now delivers real-time key performance indicators to field users in a format…

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BigData! Hype or Reality?

I have recently had the opportunity to present on the topic of BigData at several forums including the DW 2.0 Asia-Pac Summit and at the Microsoft Big Picture event. At both these events there were sceptics of BigData and as such I thought I might write this blog post. I must agree partly though with…

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HPs Business Decision Appliance–Special Pricing for Australia

  HP Business Decision Appliance Quick Start Offer – Make better, faster, more relevant business decisions with the HP Business Decision Appliance The HP Business Decision Appliance, optimized for SQL Server 2008 R2 and SharePoint Server 2010, has been designed together with Microsoft to empower business users to develop unique business insights by analysing massive…


To BI or not to BI?

My blog post on the Australian IT news site has gone live, and can be found at – http://blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/ontheradar/index.php/australian-it/comments/to_bi_or_not_to_bi/. Please provide your feedback and comments.

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Microsoft BI Video

As part of the BIEB series, a short video of mine explaining Microsoft’s BI capability has been published on The Australian newspaper website. Hope you find it informative and quickly summarises the concept of PowerPivot coming out shortly in SQL Server 2008 R2. Link to video: http://player.video.news.com.au/theaustralian/?lMRzeNntldciQYB30utQKcPG7U83GDvx As always your feedback/questions are welcome.  PS: While…

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Not SQL Related - but been working on some BI things lately so I thought I would share

PerformancePoint server virtual labs on TECHNET Learn how to create dashboards end to end and use different data sources. Select the labs with PerformancePoint in the title.   Link to more detail: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/ technetoffice.aspx?tab=virtuallabs   Management Reporter is now available to PerformancePoint Server 2007 Microsoft Office PerformancePoint 2007 Management Reporter, a part of Microsoft Office…

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