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Would an organisation who never missed the obvious have a greater chance of being successful? Well, obviously...

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Parkesy’s Got A Brand New Blog

Wed, 30 Aug 2006 14:42:53 +0000

Go on, take a look... I fully intend to keep this one up and running, together with content that is specifically Business Intelligence focused, it's just that the other one is much more me 🙂 Curious? There's even a link to the worlds best joke on there, fact!

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Business Intelligence Demo

Tue, 22 Aug 2006 19:50:40 +0000

I promised to post a video so here it is. If you are curious about how you get from here... here... Microsoft Office Excel 2007, take a look here: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 BI Demo There's no audio, it's all rather self explanatory but it may take a moment to load, so please be...

Are Office Excel 2007 Files Backwards Compatible?

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 12:35:00 +0000

According to the FAQ they are - see the “System Requirements, Integration, and Compatibility” section, here: However, when I was challenged recently by a customer as to exactly how backwards compatible they were regarding the new and improved Business Intelligence capabilities, I thought I’d better do some further investigation and this is what I...

PTS-TV, Chris Parkes & Business Scorecard Manager

Mon, 26 Jun 2006 13:52:00 +0000

Well, long time no post but this really means I've had little to say over the past few weeks via print.  However, here's me, via PTS-TV talking about Business Intelligence and in particular scorecarding using Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager. Never in my life did I think I'd be downloadable but if you really feel...

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Beyond Business Intelligence

Thu, 18 May 2006 08:09:00 +0000

The latest Bill Gates Executive email has been posted to the web.  Essential reading if you care to understand Microsoft's vision and strategy looking forward to the next ten years around information overload/underload, productivity, collaboration, business intelligence and workflow optimisation.   Beyond Business Intelligence: Delivering a Comprehensive Approach to Enterprise Information Management

Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager (BSM) 2005

Mon, 15 May 2006 11:07:00 +0000

In essence, there are two parts to this scorecarding solution, Microsoft Business Scorecard Server and Microsoft Business Scorecard Builder.   The server product allows you to manage scorecards through a central deployment mechanism and the builder provides a way for business analysts to quickly prototype, create and publish scorecards to be deployed via the server...

What type of organisation are you?

Tue, 09 May 2006 08:37:00 +0000

When we look at the integrated Business Intelligence offering from the Microsoft stack, it’s important to understand how each component can be used to address the needs of individual organisations.  For example, each component of the BI stack can be used to address many different challenges faced by organisations.   Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager sits...

An Independent View of the BI "Stack"

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 10:45:00 +0000

I came across this interesting article whilst scouring the news the other day.  It's nice to see a report indicating how Microsoft are positioned regarding the "stack" nowadays when it comes to Business Intelligence.   "...Microsoft credibly tout a more complete BI stack than just about any other vendor..."   The article is titled "Why...

So what is the solution “stack”?

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 09:32:00 +0000

So what exactly is the Microsoft BI Story? And why, when you look into it do you hear so much about a solution “stack”?  I think the simplest way to think about this is by using a kind of jigsaw analogy to solve a puzzle…  Think of each component part of a piece of software...

Holiday Time

Thu, 30 Mar 2006 08:31:00 +0000

So, no sooner do I start a new blog that I head off to a much wamer climate than the UK at present 🙂  Back in ten days...