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JQuery Plugin Creation – with Sample Code!

Ben Daland Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Ben’s Profile With JQuery being one of the most widely used JavaScript libraries, there are times where you have to reuse code. A function isn’t always the answer and oftentimes you need to write your own JQuery plugin or extend an already existing one. The purpose of this post is to show how to make a

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How much memory is needed for a great user experience in QlikView?

Susie Bann Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Susie’s Profile This is a question I am always asked when designing and releasing QlikView applications to various user groups. As I’m sure you know, QlikView allows users to analyze data quickly due to the associative in-memory technology design. Unique entries are only stored once in-memory; other entries are pointers to the parent data. Therefore, memory

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BI Proactive: Four Common Sense Tips for Business Intelligence Implementation Success

David Toole Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. David’s Profile Each business intelligence initiative comes with a unique set of challenges and obstacles that must be overcome before reaching the proverbial golden analytics palace on the hill; where the reporting is accurate, the discoveries are actionable, and the ROI flows like wine. While no two implementation journeys are the same, there are indeed several

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Whose data is it anyway?

Dan Volitich President John Daniel Associates, Inc. Dan’s Profile Good News, Bad News. Good news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. Bad news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. It is not uncommon for users to ask for everything they “need” downloaded into Excel. This confuses the IT group and usually generates responses

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The promise of Self-Service Business Intelligence and why your business users still hate you (Part 1)

David Kusek Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. David’s Profile In this series of posts I will discuss the challenges I have found in the self service BI strategy and give tips for overcoming and avoiding common problems. For interest of categorization I am going to break up the stakeholders in this process into the following buckets; Information Technology (IT), Analysts and Business users.

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Business Analytics for Beginners

In the words of my favorite musical, The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” Business Intelligence analysts confirm that adoption is still not what we anticipated it to be. Recently I read a statistic that stated 64% of business users still make decisions on “gut” and not fact-based information. Have we progressed into Business Discovery, leaving

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JQuery Plugin Creation – with Sample Code!

Ben Daland Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Ben’s Profile With JQuery being one of the most widely used JavaScript libraries, there are times where you have to reuse code. A function isn’t always the answer and oftentimes you need to write your own JQuery plugin or extend an already existing one. The purpose of this post is to show how to make a

Read More »

How much memory is needed for a great user experience in QlikView?

Susie Bann Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Susie’s Profile This is a question I am always asked when designing and releasing QlikView applications to various user groups. As I’m sure you know, QlikView allows users to analyze data quickly due to the associative in-memory technology design. Unique entries are only stored once in-memory; other entries are pointers to the parent data. Therefore, memory

Read More »

BI Proactive: Four Common Sense Tips for Business Intelligence Implementation Success

David Toole Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. David’s Profile Each business intelligence initiative comes with a unique set of challenges and obstacles that must be overcome before reaching the proverbial golden analytics palace on the hill; where the reporting is accurate, the discoveries are actionable, and the ROI flows like wine. While no two implementation journeys are the same, there are indeed several

Read More »

Whose data is it anyway?

Dan Volitich President John Daniel Associates, Inc. Dan’s Profile Good News, Bad News. Good news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. Bad news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. It is not uncommon for users to ask for everything they “need” downloaded into Excel. This confuses the IT group and usually generates responses

Read More »

The promise of Self-Service Business Intelligence and why your business users still hate you (Part 1)

David Kusek Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. David’s Profile In this series of posts I will discuss the challenges I have found in the self service BI strategy and give tips for overcoming and avoiding common problems. For interest of categorization I am going to break up the stakeholders in this process into the following buckets; Information Technology (IT), Analysts and Business users.

Read More »

Business Analytics for Beginners

In the words of my favorite musical, The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” Business Intelligence analysts confirm that adoption is still not what we anticipated it to be. Recently I read a statistic that stated 64% of business users still make decisions on “gut” and not fact-based information. Have we progressed into Business Discovery, leaving

Read More »