okt. 24, 2015

Enablers for self-service BI

A couple of conditions have to be fulfilled before this kind of solution can really work. Roughly we can divide the these conditions in 5 aspects: strategy, people, process, data and technology. Strategy,

okt. 24, 2015

Self-service BI - three flavours

Self-service BI - three flavours

As information management consultants we often get the question to integrate self-service BI in our solutions. This is question we welcome with open arms, not just because you can do technically beautiful things

feb. 23, 2015

Gartner magic quadrant for BI - 2015

Comparison with 2014 A quick analysis of the changes in the leaders quadrant of the Gartner magic quadrant for BI 2015 that was released earlier today. On sight Qlik, Microsoft, SAS, SAP and

jan. 12, 2015

Retailing for intimate impact

Everyone goes to the supermarket. As a food-grocer, you fulfill a very important basic need for your customer. The contact with the customer is very intimate. You can have a real impact on

okt. 9, 2014

Interview Bart Van Coppenolle

In het voorjaar had ik in het kaffee van de Vooruit in Gent een gesprek met ingenieur-filosoof Bart Van Coppenolle. Hij combineerde zijn studies burgerlijk ingenieur elektro-mechanica met een studie van de filosofie

sep. 11, 2014

Interview Hans Bourlon

Hans Bourlon studeerde Latijn-Grieks bij de jezuïeten in Aalst. Hij studeerde filosofie in Brussel, Leuven en Gent en ervoer zo de verzuiling aan den lijve. Na een incubatieperiode bij de nationale omroep richtte

aug. 1, 2014

Interview Wim Oosterlinck

Wim Oosterlinck is radiopresentator op Q-Music. Studeerde filosofie in Gent, was tegelijk hoofdredacteur van studentenblad Schamper. Studeerde achteraf Woordkunst aan het conservatorium en kreeg de radiomicrobe te pakken bij studentenradio Urgent. bio Wo:

mei 6, 2014

Sabermetric KPI's

One day I came across an interesting article in the Dutch online newspaper DeCorrespondent. It describes a way to distinguish between football players (soccer that is) using a different type of KPI's than

apr. 28, 2014

The answer to the ultimate question

What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything? When we have the answer - 42 - we realise this is not taking us very far. We formulated

mrt. 1, 2014

QlikView Design Best Practices

edit: glad to have the support of Donald Farmer for this approach :-) In this post two of my passions coincide: building effective dashboards efficiently and drawing. I draw quite a lot in

feb. 25, 2014

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI - 2014

It is always an exciting morning when the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms is published! Let us compare the 2013 quadrant to the one of 2014 that was released yesterday.

jan. 27, 2014

This sounds plausible

As a former math teacher I came across a very interesting jewel today: the Qama calculator invented by Ilan Samson. It lets you estimate the result of the calculation you want to solve,