Business Intelligence
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Top concerns of CFOs

RonDimon - April 17, 2009

From Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey(with links to how we help CFOs visualize and address the issue)1. Ability to forecast results2. Working-capital management3. Maintaining morale/productivity…

Business Intelligence
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Some of our top Business Intelligence tweets

RonDimon - April 14, 2009

Properly done BI or dashboard requirements interviews should leave person wanting to keep going, not looking at their watch. @markmadsen Exactly! that's why we created the Periodic…

Business Intelligence
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The future financial system

RonDimon - March 30, 2009

Today’s WSJ had an entire pull-out section dedicated to the Future of Financehttps://futurefinance.wsj.com/ .  These are the findings from last week’s Future of Finance Initiative meetings in…

Business Intelligence
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What IT really needs is more business direction

RonDimon - March 25, 2009

We concur with the findings of the recent IT priorities poll conducted by InformationWeek Analytics and Intelligent Enterprise.com - it mirrors what’s true with our clients as…

Business Intelligence
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Strategies to survive the downturn

RonDimon - March 23, 2009

Today’s WSJ has it’s ever-popular MIT Sloan Management School Business Insights section. There’s an article by Dr. Martin Roth (prof. of int’l business & chief innovation &…

Business Intelligence
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Dashboards and Scorecards, similarities and differences

RonDimon - March 20, 2009

My friend Toby Hatch of Oracle (formerly of Hyperion and Sapling) has been doing scorecards for a LONG time.  She came up with this a few years…

Business Intelligence
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True Value Index

RonDimon - March 3, 2009

Frank Buytendijk of Oracle has unveiled the True Value Index (TVI) in the latest issue of the Journal of Management Excellence at:http://www.oracle.com/solutions/business_intelligence/docs/journal-of-management-excellence-2009-feb.pdfThe formula is straight forward:TVI =…

Business Intelligence
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Highlights from Berkshire Hathaway’s 2008 Letter to Shareholders

RonDimon - March 1, 2009

Berkshire Hathaway released Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders on Friday (Feb 27), you can find it here:It's a fascinating business read about fear, responsibility, and opportunity.…

Business Intelligence
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Barriers to Strategy Execution

RonDimon - February 10, 2009

We were asked about what we’ve seen are some of the barriers to effective strategy execution and shared the following:1. No vetting of the strategy to see…

Business Intelligence
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Management Excellence

RonDimon - February 9, 2009

Oracle’s EPM Strategy group has recently introduced the domain of ‘management excellence.’ This is taking the ideas of operational excellence (process, efficiency, etc.) into management.There are several…