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Posts Tagged ‘Self-Service BI’

Problems with the Self-Service Paradigm

There’s no denying the substantial benefits of self-service BI – arguably one of the most important paradigm shifts in the past 5 years. And I can’t help but give Microsoft the nod for a job well done on that front. The whole suite of “power tools” (e.g. Power Pivot, Power View, […]

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PowerPivot Refresh Options In Sharepoint 2010

During the last half of 2012, I had the opportunity to demo a few of the Microsoft self-service BI tools to a number of audiences.  Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we weren’t able to cover PowerPivot in as much depth as it deserves.  But, because of it’s sheer awesomeness and […]

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AdventureWorks, User Adoption, and Self-Service BI Projects

User adoption is critical to the overall success of any IT project…but that goes double for self-service BI projects because at the end of the project the users will be expected to actually use the tools to generate their own BI (reports, dashboards, scorecards, analysis) and facilitate fact-based decision making […]

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