I had the pleasure of talking to Microsoft folk last week at the Microsoft Australia Partner Conference on the Gold Coast about the next version of SQL Server code named “Denali” due out early next year.
It is very exciting for CALUMO as Denali has Blazing-fast performance and a new Reporting Services project called “Crescent”.
Master Data Services is the other big thing coming with… Continue reading
In this post, Professional Services Manager Richard Parsons argues that there are more important things on which to focus than “new Mobile BI”.
I am getting drenched in wide-eyed enthusiasm for Mobile Business Intelligence (BI). It is getting tiresome. It is obscuring more important things, and making it harder for people to actually drive on making a difference.
It is very true that with BI we deliver business performance improvement. There is… Continue reading
When in battle, the brave soldier wields a trusty sword to slay the enemy – but is the sword the only weapon in the arsenal of a warrior?
Just as the shield joins the sword to increase the chance of success in the battle ground, the modern day office warrior needs more
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services is an industrial strength OLAP engine that is fast and scalable. With CALUMO it is easy to use too!
I believe it’s important to understand your OLAP engine so you can properly control it when you need to. This document gives you that power. The document describes what’s under the hood so you can fix… Continue reading
At a recent function held by CALUMO we “door-stopped” Peter Homan to share some of his insights on Business Intelligence and working with CALUMO. The Prezi presentation below carries a series of very short videos we recorded with Peter.
The videos are in two groups.
Group 1 are general observations:
- Getting the most out of your people
- On Vision and pragmatism
- Doesn’t my ERP
A recent question asked on LinkedIn was “If excel is your friend, what feature will you gift to Excel?”
Here is my answer:
It is always good to give someone something they would like. I would like Excel to have C# so I can have OO code with unit tests etc., true .Net connectivity and better performance (Excel is slower compared to it’s counter parts [yes there are other… Continue reading
Check out this new book. I just bought the ebook so I can use crtl-f (find).
The book is very good for simple to complex MDX… Continue reading
Marketing hype in Business Intelligence just seems to get louder. Our mission at CALUMO is simple, we give information workers the information they need to do their jobs. To be effective, to collaborate, to create value, to make an impact and the comfort of knowing that how they spend their time is important and makes a difference .
I was discussing this recently with a few of our guys and… Continue reading
In a recent blog post by Ray Fleming (Microsoft Education Blog), Ray raises the question of using Microsoft SQL Server for Business Intelligence in the education sector, “Thinking about BI in Education? Want to know more about Business Intelligence programming in Microsoft SQL Server?”.
From my experience, it seems that Universities are the only place that I come across where comments are made that… Continue reading
Peter Curtis is the Group Accountant at Redflex (www.redflex.com). Redflex has been using CALUMO for enterprise business intelligence for a few years now and Peter was good enough to tell us how CALUMO has helped Redflex. Peter tells us how CALUMO software enables faster reporting when aggregating data from many data sources, ensures data integrity in reports and saves time because it’s easy to use. Assisted by excellent CALUMO