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Data Lake vs Data Warehouse: Pros and Cons
Scott Hietpas Scott Hietpas  |  
Jun 18, 2019
In this blog series, Scott Hietpas, a principal consultant with Skyline Technologies’ data team, responds to some common questions on data warehouses and data lakes. For a full overview on this topic, check out the original Data Lake vs Data Warehouse webinar. There's a lot of discussion around...
Business IntelligenceData Analytics
How to Use a Glossary to Model and Analyze BI Requirements
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Jun 13, 2019
If you’re involved in eliciting, modeling, analyzing, or consuming requirements for BI projects, this post is for you. Over the next several months, we will be releasing 10 Techniques for Business Analysts (BAs) to model and analyze Business Intelligence (BI) requirements on our blog. The fourth...
Business AnalysisBusiness Intelligence
Machine Monitoring IoT Solution with Azure Services and Power BI
Eric Saltzmann Eric Saltzmann  |  
Jun 11, 2019
We often hear organizations ask how they can drive more insights out of their connected devices. Though the Internet of Things (IoT) has been a buzzword for the last few years, many organizations are still struggling through the headache of implementing an IoT pilot or solution. Most of the...
AzurePower BI Manufacturing
Why Did Our Team Succeed? (Habits of a Successful Agile Team)
Rachel Rieck Rachel Rieck  |  
Jun 06, 2019
If you have experience on agile teams and are looking to tweak a few things or try something different, then this blog series is for you. Our Solutions Consulting Director shares proven strategies and tactics she learned from a pivotal agile journey that you can use to capitalize on your current...
AgileScrum
How Business Analysts Can Help Maximize Project ROI
Tim Morrow Tim Morrow  |  
Jun 04, 2019
In my career as a Business Analyst (BA) over the past decade or so, I've been involved with many different projects and project teams. Some have been wildly successful with a great ROI, happy stakeholders and project team…and some have not. The most successful ones have been done on Agile Scrum...
AgileBusiness AnalysisScrum
How to Use Decision Modeling to Model and Analyze BI Requirements
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
May 30, 2019
If you’re involved in eliciting, modeling, analyzing, or consuming requirements for BI projects, this post is for you. Over the next several months, we will be releasing 10 Techniques for Business Analysts (BAs) to model and analyze Business Intelligence (BI) requirements on our blog. The fifth...
Business AnalysisBusiness Intelligence
How to Transform Classic SharePoint to Modern (Without Doing a Full Migration)
Kyle Ziber Kyle Ziber  |  
May 28, 2019
I sat in a session at Ignite back in 2016 where the presenter said they were going to be revamping SharePoint libraries to use modern technology for a better user experience. He showed off the ability to resize columns and drag and drop documents into different groups. I remember sitting there...
SharePoint
How to Use Data Modeling to Model and Analyze BI Requirements
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
May 23, 2019
If you’re involved in eliciting, modeling, analyzing, or consuming requirements for BI projects, this post is for you. Over the next several months, we will be releasing 10 Techniques for Business Analysts (BAs) to model and analyze Business Intelligence (BI) requirements on our blog. The fourth...
Business AnalysisBusiness Intelligence
Azure Tips & Tricks: Application Insights Snapshot Debugger
Todd Taylor Todd Taylor  |  
May 21, 2019
A painful memory that is burned into my developer-brain is a production support issue for a .NET web API that I wrote years ago. I worked for a large retailer at the time, and the bug was preventing electronic pricing signs from displaying the most up-to-date price for hundreds of products at...
Azure.Net Programming
How to Use Data Flow Diagrams to Model and Analyze BI Requirements
Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
May 16, 2019
If you’re involved in eliciting, modeling, analyzing, or consuming requirements for BI projects, this post is for you. Over the next several months, we will be releasing 10 Techniques for Business Analysts (BAs) to model and analyze Business Intelligence (BI) requirements on our blog. The third...
Business AnalysisBusiness Intelligence
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