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Musings from a Big Data conference

Recently I attended the annual Big Data conference held in Auckland. The attendance was three times greater than the previous year’s conference which reflects the increasing global interest in the area of big data.  ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Mole ,  |  19 August 2013

Business Intelligence, Microsoft, Intergen, BI, Big Data

(2967 votes)



Competitive advantage through insight: A recap of the Microsoft Business Insights Summit

In December I presented at the Microsoft Business Insights Summit held in Wellington and Auckland, a one-day event focused on how data and information can provide measurable business value. For those who missed the event, a number of the sessions are now available online . The summit consisted of three tracks – Modern Enterprise, Small to Medium Business and Technical – to cater for a wide range of attendees. The summit in total was attended by over 800 people and based on feedback during the summit and surveys, the summit hit its mark in terms of relevancy of content. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Mole ,  |  13 February 2013

Business Intelligence, BI, Competitive advantage through insight, Microsoft Business Insights Summit, small to medium business

(1705 votes)



Using Microsoft Office 2013 for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Office 2013 provides a range of new and enhanced capabilities that allow organisations to analyse their data. This blog explores how Microsoft Office has evolved as a BI tool, and what BI capabilities the latest version of Office delivers. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Mole ,  |  04 December 2012

Business Intelligence, Microsoft, BI, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excel 2013, Microsoft Office 2013, Office

(3050 votes)



SQL Server 2012 and Business Intelligence E-book

Over the past few months, members of the Business Intelligence (BI) team have been regularly blogging about the new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and how these compare with previous versions, as well as the BI features contained in the new release. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Mole ,  |  20 September 2012

Business Analysis, Business Intelligence, Microsoft, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012, e-book

(2561 votes)



Data Quality Services and Microsoft SQL Server 2012

With the introduction of SQL Server 2012 and its new Data Quality Services, it is timely to understand to what extent the Microsoft solution will support our needs and at the same time present some thoughts on data quality as a function within your organisation. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Mole ,  |  19 March 2012

(3787 votes)



Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is nearly here…

2012 will be an exciting year for all of us who utilise the broad features of the SQL Server platform. A few weeks ago, Microsoft made available the release candidate (RC0) of SQL Server 2012 (previously known as Denali ).  The release candidate term is used when a product is considered “production ready” – feature and code complete and in a form that can be released, unless fatal defects emerge.  The next stage is 'release to manufacturing' (RTM) which is currently touted for Q1 2012.  The RC0 release enables the Intergen team to continue to build on the knowledge gained from utilising the CTP releases. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Mole ,  |  21 December 2011

Information Management, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Visualisation, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012

(3006 votes)



Unified Communications - a case study

For a while now I have been observing the development of Unified Communications (UC) and considering the value that this presents to the business. With the advent of maturing technologies (both software and hardware) and the development of standards, we are closer than ever before to realising the potential that UC can deliver. A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to listen to Steve Kennedy from SunGard whose role is the IT Director for Corporate IT, APAC Operations and is based here in Christchurch. In his presentation Steve presented a case study of their implementation of UC, highlighting a balanced perspective of this implementation. As a person interested in the current state of UC, I found this presentation highly informative an...... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Mole ,  |  21 August 2008

Unified Communications

(3967 votes)



Virtualisation - a hot topic in IT

We see it gaining momentum in the hosting and server environments and also as a useful mechanism for shipping enterprise demos and beta software. The value of having multiple server platforms running on a single machine has many advantages, most specifically hardware utilisation and management and the associated cost savings, and, more recently, the pressure of being green. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Mole ,  |  23 January 2008

Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtualisation

(3710 votes)



The ins and outs of agile methodology

Over the past year, we have started to see a growing interest in implementing projects in an agile way by adopting agile methodology techniques. The agile approach suits a range of projects and engagements and the benefits to our clients can be measured in the successful outcomes we are seeing, the satisfaction with the end result and ultimately the reduction of risk and cost. This is not a new approach to delivering software and does not point to the demise of the traditional waterfall approach – both have their place. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Mole ,  |  01 October 2007

Agile, Project Delivery

(4216 votes)

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