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  • Blog Post: The Big Bang: How the Big Data Explosion Is Changing the World

    In the battle of the buzzwords, “big data” is about to render “guestimation” obsolete. This is big. “Big data absolutely has the potential to change the way governments, organisations, and academic institutions conduct business and make discoveries, and its likely...
  • Blog Post: From reports to insight: How Microsoft’s Finance team is benefiting from Microsoft business intelligence technology

    Business intelligence sounds like something every company would want, but what does it mean in practice? We spoke to Paul Marten, Senior Finance Controller for Microsoft’s UK Business and Support unit to find out how he is using Microsoft’s own BI software to transform the role of finance...
  • Blog Post: Experiencing Business Intelligence First Hand

    Business Intelligence (BI) and its parent, Big Data are top IT industry buzzwords. But what do they mean in practice? How do business people actually benefit from them? In an attempt to bridge the gap between the hype and the reality, I spent a morning with Umair Waheed, a BI wizard at Microsoft,...
  • Blog Post: easyJet transforms business model with cloud and Azure

    Luton-based easyJet are differentiating themselves from other low cost airlines by bringing in a new seat booking system . Traditionally synonymous with airport scrums due to the free seating arrangements on their planes, this move signifies a new era for the carrier. The new seat booking system is...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft in leading pack for self-service BI vendors

    Hello, just a quick post today to bring you some recent news from the world of business intelligence (BI). Research company Forrester published a report earlier this summer which has placed Microsoft amongst the leading pack for self-service BI vendors. This is due to the 'breadth of our self-service...
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