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10 Part Q&A: Agile BI Today and Beyond

Author: Neelesh Raheja
Knowledge and Information Technology. We can’t think of a single successful business today that doesn’t pursue and derive strength from these. Certainly knowledge and information technology are at the core of our profession. What’s interesting is that they are essential to undertaking as well as making BI initiatives work. It’s a path that requires understanding and effective use of technology from the beginning and along the way. Because BI is dynamic – with data, models and technologies in a continual state of motion and change – it means that companies must be in learning mode all the time. Helping companies keep up the pace of learning and change is a big part of what we do at GNet.

GNet Group Named Minnesota Business Magazine 100 Best Company

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GNet Group has recently been named a “100 Best” company to work for by Minnesota Business Magazine. The 2014 “100 Best” were selected by an independent research firm employing various research techniques — including an anonymous online questionnaire filled out by the employees of each company — to determine which companies in Minnesota excel in the areas of work environment, employee benefits, and overall employee happiness.

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“Winning awards is always fun for GNet, but this award is extra special because it was based on employee input and satisfaction levels,” said Venkat Kavasseri, CEO of GNet Group. “Our employees are what set us apart, and the culture they create is what makes GNet Group a great place to work.”

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Taking Stock and Preparing for Change

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It is a new year and analysts and the media have been in full swing with 2013 recaps and 2014 predictions on technology trends. We’ve seen coverage on many emerging and maturing trends – all of which are fascinating and many of which are relevant to us and our clients.  These include:  The Internet of Things, cloud, social enterprise, Big Data, privacy, BI, business and IT alignment, and governance.  At the end of this post, we’ve linked to a 2014 BI prediction piece that we particularly like.

The specifics of these aside, we think that what these experts are doing is critically important. What they are doing is examining change, and advising what to do about it. We do this with and for our customers — not just once or twice a year — but on a continuous basis.  Taking stock of and preparing for change, driven from outside and within the organization, is essential to understanding where you’ve been, making decisions along the way and planning where you need to go.

We particularly like this Forrester prediction on BI in 2014:  How to have the BI Cake and eat it too: Forrester’s prediction for 2014

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The Mid-Market CIO: Spotlight on Leadership in Minnesota

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Middle market firms are essential to U.S. competitiveness and future. According to the National Center for the Middle Market, “…the nearly 200,000 companies that comprise the U.S. middle market encompass 44.5 million jobs, account for one third of total private employment, and generate more than $10 trillion in combined revenues annually.” The market is not just fast growing, it’s increasingly level pegging the enterprise sector in technology adoption and innovation.

Zoom in and you’ll find that Minnesota is home to approximately one thousand middle market firms. Among them are some of country’s most experienced and forward-thinking CIOs. Last week’s Evanta Mid-Market CIO Executive Summit in Minneapolis, sponsored in part by GNet Group, was both a showcase and an opportunity for many of these extraordinary executives to come together to build their skills and explore opportunities for driving business transformation. We, our CIO customers, and colleagues spent the day digging into issues, stories and strategies steered by targeted presentations on: Establishing a Path of Corporate Alignment,  IT as Brand Differentiator, Demystifying IT, and Growth through Governance.  Read more…

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How to Master PowerPivot

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Time and time again, our customers ask us where they can find more resources and training on Microsoft’s PowerPivot. PowerPivot is an extremely powerful and dynamic tool used for data modeling and exploration that brings self-service BI to everyone through Excel 2013. One suggestion we give to our customers is to visit powerpivotpro.com and explore posts and training courses conducted by PowerPivot guru, Rob Collie. Rob Collie is one of the founding engineers of PowerPivot at Microsoft and the author of the top selling PowerPivot book, DAX Formulas for PowerPivot.

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Getting Value from Your Data – SQL Server Data Quality Services

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These days organizations of all sizes rely on data (and increasing amounts and types of it) to make informed decisions, and more of their employees, across roles and departments, need data to execute on their jobs. But are they working with data at a quality level acceptable for the intended purpose?

Often not. Incorrect and inconsistent data is a pervasive problem in small, mid-size and large organizations. It can be caused in many ways, such as user entry error, mismatching, system-related corruption, data consolidation from sources that use different standards and more. Whatever the cause, the results can negatively impact productivity and performance ranging from wasted resources, lost revenue, damaged credibility, low customer satisfaction and non-compliance issues. (We’ve seen some pretty ugly outcomes triggered by data quality issues, including cases where BI systems and processes have to be completely overhauled in order to get back on track.)

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