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The Cobra Effect in BI: Part 3

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In my previous two posts I have tabled the concept of the Cobra Effect in BI and taken a closer look at Excel spread marts—the Cobras of BI, and the incentive EDW, aka the single version of the truth. This week, let’s walk through the journey of creating and rolling out this single version of

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The Cobra Effect of BI: Part 2

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Last week we started to look at the concept of the cobra effect in BI. This week I want to dive in further and explore exactly what the cobras are in the case of business intelligence. The Cobras of BI or the Excel spread mart: Within each organization, groups of analysts spend endless hours of

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The Cobra Effect in BI

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The cobra effect occurs when an attempted solution to a problem actually makes the problem worse. I came across this term in a Freakanomics podcast by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt. The term is used to illustrate the causes of incorrect stimulation in economy and politics. There is also a 2001 book with the

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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

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Cloud BI: Exploring Drivers and Benefits

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Businesses are moving to the cloud to reap the host of benefits it provides, which are aptly listed in this article by Guardian, Why are so many businesses switching to cloud computing? Popular applications for transition to the cloud include email, collaboration, CRM, LoB, and increasingly BI. Cloud BI offers organizations significant benefits going well beyond

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