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  • Blog Post: Excel at 25 – What Are Your 25 Favorite Features?

    This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Excel. In honor of this anniversary, Bruno Aziza brought the BITV team to the Sundance Film Festival to ask the simple question... "What are YOUR top 25 favorite features in Excel?" You'll be truly amazed at how many people were surprised by our question (because...
  • Blog Post: How Procter & Gamble Uses Analyst Reports to Evaluate & Select A Software Vendor

    Patrick Kern, Director of Business Intelligence at Procter & Gamble, discusses how software vendors are selected for BI Solutions. When making investments in BI, P&G uses analyst reports early in the process to shorten the list of candidates. Functionality, scalability and innovation are of top...
  • Blog Post: Making $79B Agile: How Procter & Gamble Handles BI

    Patrick Kern, Director of Business Intelligence at Procter & Gamble. InformationWeek recently named the P&G CIO "CIO of the Year" and Fortune 500 named it #5 in their Most Admired Companies 2011 list. Patrick shares how the company stays agile in business intelligence with decision cockpits,...
  • Blog Post: BI Success From Dicey Thinking from Guy Kawasaki

    By Joe Mullich When business intelligence projects fail, it is often because of poor planning: In a burst of excitement, someone at the company rushes ahead with a BI initiative without considering whether it meets the organization's needs or if anybody wants to use it. Guy Kawasaki, the renowned...
  • Blog Post: Taking Control of Your Company's Social Media

    This week's BI TV episode features Loic Le Meur of Seesmic. Seesmic is a social media management company that helps businesses track and improve their social media presence. Loic shares his social media business philosophy with Bruno, including tips on maximizing your company's presence online and why...
  • Blog Post: Tracking Fitness Goals, Changing Lives

    This week Bruno Aziza talks with Jason Jacobs of Runkeeper. Runkeeper is an exciting app for mobile phones that assembles and tracks all of your fitness data and allows you to analyze progress and get in shape. The features are pretty sophisticated and even include route suggestions, sharing your progress...
  • Blog Post: Goals And Contracts: Best Practices for Weight Loss

    For many people, deciding to lose weight is nothing more involved than a decision to do so. Losing weight and actually keeping it off can be an almost impossible feat for most people without proper planning and maintenance. In the latest episode of BI TV, Dr. Ian Ayres proposes a plan that doesn't obsess...
  • Blog Post: Using Incentives to Achieve Goals

    Motivating yourself, co-workers and/or employees is always useful in business and incentives are some of the oldest tricks in the book. But what really works? Dr. Ian Ayres, author of Carrots and Sticks , shares what types of incentive programs actually work when motivating performance. Have you ever...
  • Blog Post: Wine, Movies and Love: Data Can Predict Winners

    Executives and managers use "gut feel" to make business decisions most of the time, according to a study by Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services (BBRS). The problem is, "gut feel" often leads to poor outcomes-and keeps companies from exploring profitable areas that intuition often will not lead them...
  • Blog Post: Predicting the Future: The Next Step in BI

    Predictive analytics is the next step in BI: not only can you be retrospective and see what has happened in your company in the past, but now we can distill new information from the old information to actually predict what will happen in the future. Jamie MacLennan, CTO of Predixion Software, explains...
  • Blog Post: Get the Data, Get the Edge

    Data is the key to business intelligence. You need data to analyze in order to make informed decisions, but having access to all the data you need hasn't always been easy. That's where Azure Marketplace comes in. Moe Khosravy explains the basic principles of the data marketplace, including how any business...
  • Blog Post: America's Debt: Get the Facts

    The United States has a massive debt problem. Many politicians talk about why we're in this position and what we need to do about it, but Tyler Chessman decided to take a look for himself. As a data scientist, not an economist, Tyler analyzed data from several government sources to determine where the...
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