The Neuroscience of Seeing Data

How Does Our Brain Go About Seeing Data? 7, 4, 2, 6, 8, 2, 5, 8, 9, 1, 3, 5  The average human attention span is 1,000 milliseconds shorter than that of a goldfish.  Also, our attention span is getting shorter and shorter due to the constant bombardment of information.  In this six post blog series…

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Automate Your FDMEE File Cleanup Process

It is always a good idea to have a retention policy defined for your systems. For FDMEE file cleanup (Data Management), Oracle has supplied scripts out of the box for your use to execute on your retention policies. These can be found in Data Management, on the Workflow tab under the Script Execution link. Then…

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How Much Does BI Cost an Enterprise?

IT is no longer in control!  Software is, but IT is not.  Maybe that’s not a bad thing.  But, do we truly understand what this freedom of choice is costing our enterprises?  What does BI cost an enterprise? IT was the Gatekeeper Enterprises for decades have relied on their Information Technology (IT) departments to screen,…

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IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1 Raised the Bar

IBM just released Cognos Analytics 11.1, which in my opinion raises the bar on self-service, discovery and easy to use analytics.  They innovated with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep exploration in an intuitive, guided interface. As part of the early adopter program, I explored and will share some of…

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Planning Value Created in 3 Steps

In my 38 years of working with companies I have often heard this complaint: “Our planning process is a complete waste of time.”  In fact, this opinion is so common I can only conclude that for many companies planning value has somehow gone off the rails and lost its whole purpose. So how do you…

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