Full Device Encryption on Android 4.0

After upgrading my mobile device to the Nexus S from Google, I was poking around in the security settings when I found something new. Android 4.0 now has full-device encryption capabilities. This means that while enterprises wishing to gain the usefulness and beauty of information design presented by mobile BI vendors like Roambi but have…

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Excel Tip – Hacking Excel Web Queries

If you are unfamiliar with web queries its OK, their easy, and I’m gonna explain how they work and how to manipulate them beyond their intended use to increase their flexibility. Excel Web Queries Overview Briefly, an Excel Web Query is a great way to automate the mundane task of going to a web page…

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Predictive Analytics Applications for Business

The application of predictive analytics towards business provides companies with competitive advantage and removes the guesswork of strategic decision-making. Predictive analytics is the practice of applying statistical data mining algorithms on historical business data to predict future customer behaviors or trends. This practice encompasses many methods and processes outside the scope of this paper. In this paper, I will dive into segment of predictive analytics related directly to predicting business outcomes using statistical data mining practices.

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My Job

This is from a recent assignment I submitted. I thought it was relevant and decided to share. Enjoy! ~~ Business Intelligence Developer Position My position is a Business Intelligence Developer, which means that I build analytical database systems, which allows business people to make better decisions based on the improved visibility into the measures of…

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Centralized Business Intelligence

My approach as a BI professional has always been to organize the data into conformed structures, present that to end users for consumption in their ad-hoc analysis, and only build formal reports and dashboards as necessary. I think the conformed structures provide great consistency for BI across the enterprise no matter who is building it…

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SSRS 2008 Add-In for MOSS 2007

Quick one here…I was recently setting up a SSRS 2008 dev environment integrated with a MOSS 2007 dev environment and encountered some strange problems with the SSRS 2008 Add-In for SharePoint. Basically every time it would run and state the installation was “interrupted” and nothing was changed. To my frustration nothing appeared to be wrong…

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Microsoft Healthcare User Group Presentation

Wow, what a day yesterday. Gave a presentation at the Microsoft Healthcare User Group Conference with Rick Garcia of Methodist hospital to two completely packed rooms. Funny thing, Rick and I had no clue we were supposed to be using the microphones because there was another room full of attendees that obviously couldn’t hear us…

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