Meet Dirk Stirling.
He’s a sales guy (though he likes to be called a Business Development Manager) at a Telecommunications company. Dirk is responsible for maximising revenue from his territory. Dirk likes being left alone to boldly go out there, grapple with the perils of the wild and bring home the bacon. He doesn’t like systems… Continue reading
Trying to run an organisation without forecasts and automated reporting?
The CFO at a $multi-billion manufacturing company gave me this awesome analogy:
“Picture yourself on the bridge of an ocean-going freighter. As Captain, it’s your job to guide that ship out of harbour and to sail it to New York.
Excel: IT hates it! Finance loves it!
Most large organisations use Excel for budgeting and forecasting. In our experience it is a huge and expensive problem.
Finance sends spreadsheets to people to collect their budgets and forecast. Continue reading
I recently asked Alister Cairns from UNSW if he could write a few words about how CALUMO has helped UNSW. What I received blew me away. Here it is. Continue reading
I was talking to Steven Gibbs from UNSW the other day and he told me how he improved query time for users from a cold cache by a factor of 10. UNSW redesigned some cubes so they can use attribute hierarchies (moving away from parent child hierarchies). Everything is running smoothly until he came to incorporate dynamic security. As Steve told me “it all goes pear-shaped”.
To understand the issue… Continue reading