Fear, pigeons, and other key business concerns - what's holding you back? - simpleBI
Over the past 15 years of working in the Business Intelligence industry, I’ve worked with all sorts of different organizations. Whether they differ in size and scale, technology, or industry, there seems to be several common factors that keep cropping up that make these organizations struggle with meeting some of their core objectives.
The tools every entrepreneur should have in their toolbox - simpleBI
What are tools you using to help your business get better at what it does? Sujan Patel has a great article listing 6 tools that can help any entrepreneur… but she left out the best tool of all: simpleBI.
What’s the big deal about data visualization anyway? - simpleBI
Data visualization is, simply put, the art of presenting your data visually. It’s not just graphs and charts. Done well, data visualization is so much more than that. We’re all familiar with the ubiquitous line charts and bar graphs you can find in Microsoft Excel.
Garbage In, Garbage Out: Why the quality of your data matters more than its speed - simpleBI
Many years ago (I won’t tell you how many), my high school computer science teacher first introduced me to the concept of GIGO. It stands for Garbage In, Garbage Out and what it means is your results are entirely dependent on the quality of your beginnings.
5 BI terms you should know - simpleBI
When you first start thinking about Business Intelligence (BI), it’s easy to get lost in all the terminology. Data warehouses and data marts, KPIs and ETLs… it’s all very confusing when you’re just getting started. To make your life easier,
Slow Decision Making - simpleBI
In the last few posts, I’ve been talking about some of the common problems that make it difficult for organizations to meet core objectives, such as persisting with outdated systems for all the right (yet wrong) reasons, and how key information gets trapped between data silos.
Fear of Change - simpleBI
Last time we spoke about “Slow Decision Making” and the effect it has on business. This week we talk about the last two items in our series – Dissemination of Data – and probably most important –
Cloud Adoption and Security - simpleBI
David Linthicum on the speed of cloud adoption It’s no secret that here at simpleBI, we’re firm believers in the advantages of cloud computing and SaaS (Software as a Service), especially where BI is concerned. Putting your data in the cloud makes it accessible from anywhere.
AWS is still top dog when it comes to cloud services - simpleBI
We like the cloud. In many ways, the cloud means freedom. Freedom to do business wherever you happen to find yourself, not just back at the office. We like being able to provide you that kind of flexibility. We also care very deeply about cloud security and are determined to protect our clients’ data and other information.
Four reasons you should love AWS as much as we do - simpleBI
Here at simpleBI, we love the cloud. We love the speed of it, the convenience of it, the accessible-from-anywhere nature of it. And these days, the cloud is everywhere. Don’t believe me? Try this on for size: My kids do their homework in the cloud.
3 ways BI improves your business skills - simpleBI
Being an entrepreneur is no easy thing in today’s economy, yet at the same time, it is probably easier to start and grow a business now than at any other time in history. Between the internet, social media, new technologies like 3D printers,
7 reasons why SaaS makes sense for BI - simpleBI
Here at simpleBI, we know that every business, big or small, could benefit from BI—if only they could access it easily and without having to pay crippling costs to set it up or build a whole new IT infrastructure to support it.
Is your BI system sustainable? - simpleBI
Is your current BI system simple enough to be sustainable? Sam Lightstone over at SoftwareTradecraft.com has posted an excellent synopsis of Dr Claudia Imhoff’s thoughts on the importance of building simplicity into something as complex as business intelligence.
Are you a visual person? Is your data visual too? - simpleBI
The main goal of using any business intelligence system is to find answers to questions in the data your company is collecting. But when your data is complex, it can be hard to understand what you are looking at.
Did you miss our webinar? - simpleBI
Back in the spring, we were invited by IT in Canada to be the final presenter of their webinar series. During the live webinar, Jeremy Jackson (CEO and co-founder of simpleBI), Nim Cook (CIO and co-founder), and Peter Hauderowicz (franchise owner of PODS Ottawa) discussed 5 key business concerns that SMBs face —