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Any Colo(u)r You Like…

MarkBradbourne - Oct 07, 2016

After Matt Francis’ “50 Shades of Data” at #Data15 I really got to thinking about color, it’s usage and the planning of pallets. So I thought that I…

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Why OLAP?

MarkBradbourne - Sep 28, 2012

Why OLAP?For the first 3 quarters of my career I didn’t pay attention to Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) technology, everything I did was with relational structures because…

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BI Teams: Building Them and Joining Them

MarkBradbourne - Jun 04, 2012

If you had to build your BI Dream Team, who would be the players? Your first instinct might be to go the ultra-experienced route, filling the team…

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Developing Change Management for BI

MarkBradbourne - May 07, 2012

One of the things I struggle with is change management for business intelligence. One of the toughest things to explain to non-BI people, whether they are in…

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Impressions of SAP HANA

MarkBradbourne - Apr 09, 2012

I recently attended a day long, hands-on, academy session for SAP HANA at the SAP offices in Chicago and thought that it would be worthwhile to share…

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Selling BI… Are we doing it wrong?

MarkBradbourne - Mar 05, 2012

Ideas Worth Spreading I had an epiphany of sorts lately after viewing the following video from TED. Simon Sinek gave a talk about how great leaders inspire…

User Adoption – Resistance Is Futile, We Hope
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User Adoption – Resistance Is Futile, We Hope

MarkBradbourne - Jan 10, 2012

Money Out the Window It’s scary to think about the dollars involved, but with over 70% of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing projects failing it is surprising…

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Happy Holidays!

MarkBradbourne - Dec 22, 2011

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or anything in between or nothing at all, I hope you get the chance to enjoy this time of year with…

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Social Data – Understanding the Context and the Audience

MarkBradbourne - Dec 16, 2011

Social data is one of the many new frontiers within the spectrum of Business Intelligence. If you stop and think about the amount of data that Facebook…

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Building a Better Analyst

MarkBradbourne - Oct 06, 2011

I participated recently as a panelist in a Business Intelligence Summit at the University of Akron as they had identified a gap that their graduates had when entering…