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B2B: Self Service Business Intelligence Isn’t Here, Artificial Intelligence May Be The Missing Piece. BI tools are still the arena of the analyst. Line managers are able to look at visualizations in a dashboard, they even have a limited ability to investigate the data underneath it, but a “what if?” thought almost always requires a loop back to an analyst or a developer. While too many people in the industry continue to say the solution to the problem is to get the managers to “think like data scientists”, there will continue to be barriers to acceptance. It’s not the line manager’s job to be a programmer or analyst any more than it is the programmer’s or analyst’s job do deal with managing the business. What’s needed is to assist the manager. There are two main technical problems to doing that. Read more
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HR: Turning the Tide on Business Intelligence Failure. When does business information become a business disadvantage? Using today’s Business Intelligence (BI) tools can be a bit like trying to drink from a fire hydrant – too much information, from all directions, with no control. Far too often the very business driver a company set out to find and monitor gets lost in the melee. Read more
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MICROSOFT: Updates Power BI Report URL Filter, Report Server Update. Microsoft’s Power BI application has been given a number of feature updates aimed at improving enterprise business intelligence reporting and improving the performance of Power BI for users. Read more
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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Microsoft Says It Has Found a Russian Operation Targeting U.S. Political Institutions. A group affiliated with the Russian government created phony versions of six websites – including some related to public policy and to the U.S. Senate – with the apparent goal of hacking into the computers of people who were tricked into visiting, according to Microsoft, which said Monday night that it discovered and disabled the fake sites. Read more
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Business Intelligence – Daily Tech Update – August 22, 2018