The Data Analysts Toolkit: Why are Excel and R useful together, and how do we connect them?

This article was commissioned by Jen Stirrup a SQL Server fan and Microsoft MVP which a passion for Business Intelligence and Data Virtualisation. Why is analytics interesting? Well, companies are starting to view it as profitable. For example, McKinsey showed analytics was worth 100Bn today, and estimated to be over 320Bn by 2020. When I…

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Azure ML – a Mindshift for Business Intelligence professionals

This article was commissioned by Jen Stirrup a SQL Server fan and Microsoft MVP with a passion for Business Intelligence and Data Virtualisation. On the 12th of November, Jen will be speaking on the topic of ‘Azure ML – a Mindshift for Business Intelligence professionals’ at Future Decoded which is a free event which will…