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How to find true value in business intelligence solutions

Very few companies are implementing business intelligence (BI) solutions the right way. Exchanging speed for quality, they’re making huge mistakes along the way. For just over a year now, I’ve been touring the United States, teaching courses on business intelligence solutions. What I've noticed is that, no matter where I go, companies are suffering from [...]

5 reasons we LOVE Microsoft Power BI

Many of us in the corporate world are used to "corporate intelligence." We get canned reports that may or may not answer our questions and we’re forced to extrapolate on those things that drive action in our business without being able to directly see and verify our claims. Corporate intelligence may have been the way [...]

5 reasons to leverage Azure Bot Framework

Humans have been running the show for a long time when it comes to managing applications, business processes, and surfacing up insights. And here at FlexManage, we’ve been working diligently on an application that leverages Azure Bot Framework, which (as Microsoft explains it) "enables you to build and connect intelligent bots to interact with your [...]

2017-11-30T22:44:35+00:00September 6th, 2017|Business Intelligence|34 Comments

The secret to accelerating your Microsoft Power BI experience

Want to know the secret to accelerating your Microsoft Power BI experience? Well, the secret is our Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) Workshop, a free training event that is designed to speed up and facilitate your Microsoft Power BI usage with a one-day comprehensive training program. Visit our events page to find a Dashboard in a Day [...]

How to create your enterprise data strategy with Microsoft Power BI

Creating an enterprise data strategy can be time-consuming, and difficult. Often the decision of whether the data is the primary corporate asset must come from the top of management. Often the buy-in from higher-ups is difficult and cumbersome. However, it must be recognized that data is the asset from which we can make informed business [...]

2017-11-30T22:44:40+00:00April 28th, 2017|Business Intelligence|34 Comments

5 ways to make the most powerful data visualizations possible

I am on a mission – a mission to simplify data visualizations and present a strategy that my team and yours can use together to visualize the most important performance indicators of your business. Thus, you’ll be able to bring your simplified and polished analytical efforts to your senior leadership with confidence. I will outline [...]

2017-11-30T22:44:43+00:00March 15th, 2017|Business Intelligence|33 Comments

The Industrial Internet of Things revolution

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is here to stay. The world continues to be revolutionized through all businesses and industries. Manufacturing is no exception. Leaders across the world are finding ways to engage their customers and optimize their operations. IT and operations are coming together like never before, creating new opportunities for transformation across [...]

2017-11-30T22:44:44+00:00February 12th, 2017|IoT|33 Comments

Internet of Things (IoT): Interfacing with the real-world

A lot of times, the thought of IoT (Internet of Things) can become easily overwhelming. Perhaps we say, “I want to be innovative,” but we don’t understand the true result of being innovative. For instance, Samsung just put a smart Fridge on the market with an LCD screen that interacts with your phone. They also [...]

2017-11-30T22:44:45+00:00January 17th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Cloud, IoT|29 Comments

Cortana Intelligence Suite: Building your business around the Intelligence

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Microsoft offices and participating in training related to Cortana Intelligence Suite. When you think of Microsoft these days you think of one of the largest, if not the largest technology giant in town. I was somewhat intimidated walking into the Suite 200 of the Chicago offices, but what [...]

2017-11-30T22:44:47+00:00December 5th, 2016|Cloud|35 Comments
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