Artificial Intelligence Should program managers be afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

Should program managers be afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

Over the last couple of decades we’ve had some fundamental shifts in the way people work together on projects to improve efficiency. Artificial intelligence, although still in its relative infancy, is rapidly gaining momentum as the “next big thing” or at least, it is rapidly occupying our thoughts as “experts” warn of our impending doom. …

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Business Intelligence Intuitive dashboard reporting in Power BI

Intuitive dashboard reporting in Power BI

When building a dashboard for digital analytics, you are aiming for one thing: an intuitive, easily navigable dashboard that tells your story clearly. In this blog post, I will show you how to do this by creating a dashboard with a web-like interface right in Microsoft’s Power BI Desktop.   Preliminary considerations  As always, keep the basics in mind. Know …

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Data Analytics Beyondsoft Calendar debuts in the Microsoft Office Store

Beyondsoft Calendar debuts in the Microsoft Office Store

If you’re familiar with the world of Power BI, you know that visualizing data across time can be difficult, especially if you’re looking to display that data to generate reports or provide visuals for clients. A new calendar solution, created by Beyondsoft Senior Solutions Architect, Manny Merino, not only helps you organize and visualize daily …

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Business Intelligence Beyondsoft Presents Innovative Solutions at Microsoft Inspire 2017

Beyondsoft Presents Innovative Solutions at Microsoft Inspire 2017

Microsoft Inspire is where industry experts come together to forge new partnerships, share ideas, and grow our businesses. That’s why Beyondsoft will be there, and we hope you will be too. Connect with our team of experts as we share our innovative solutions around predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud migration, mixed reality, and mobile test …

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Business Intelligence Using Microsoft’s Power BI to Implement a Management Dashboard Directly Connected to Atlassian’s JIRA APIs

Using Microsoft’s Power BI to Implement a Management Dashboard Directly Connected to Atlassian’s JIRA APIs

The Beyondsoft Data & Analytics Team lives and breathes JIRA—Atlassian’s phenomenal issue and task tracking solution. We particularly love the myriad data points it captures during a ticket’s life cycle. Unfortunately, however, we’ve found its reports to be sadly lacking; this deficiency evolved from a nuisance into a major bottleneck during the team’s adoption of …

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Power BI Self-Service ETL

Self-Service ETL

Self-Service ETL with Power BI Recently, I’ve been using Microsoft’s Power BI heavily and am impressed with this solution as an end-to-end self-service business intelligence (BI) option. In addition, I’ve really come to appreciate the possibilities that self-service BI offers.   What is Self-Service BI? Gartner defines self-service BI as “end users designing and deploying …

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Business Intelligence Tableau Software vs. Microsoft Power BI

Tableau Software vs. Microsoft Power BI

This blog was originally posted to the Piraeus Consulting blog on August 21st, 2014 and may contain out-of-date information. As BI professionals, we rarely lack software to support our work, but we often do lack information relevant to helping us select the right software for the right need. In its 2013 rollout of Power BI, …

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Business Intelligence Top Business Intelligence Certifications

Top Business Intelligence Certifications

Business Intelligence (BI) is not a new concept, but technologies working in or around the BI space continue to crop up every year. As this niche of computer science continues to grow and mature, so does the credibility of the technology – enter certifications.

Business Intelligence The Ad Hoc Mindset

The Ad Hoc Mindset

In the Business Intelligence (BI) world, there’s a great deal of focus on long-term report development without much focus on ad hoc as a unique development process. As new tools such as power BI, PowerPivot, and tabular models now allow for significantly improved self-service BI experiences, some of the need traditionally served by ad hoc …

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