Author Archives: Business Intelligist

As a Vote of Non-Confidence to Its Own BI Strategy, SAP just acquired Roambi

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  In a not particularly surprising move, SAP’s knee-jerk reaction to its a dramatic fall in Gartner BI Rankings has resulted in a yet another acquisition. I was wondering about this scenario in my previous post about Tableau’s stock taking a dive, where I pondered whether SAP had enough cash to acquire the company. It seems like the answer is

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Tableau Stock Implodes, Microsoft Recognized by Gartner for Its Vision in Analytics… and a Few Other Things That Happened This Week

This has been an interesting week for BI/Analytics industry. Lots of things happened; some of them were good and some bad… The most surprising news thus far, at least for me, was what happened with Tableau’s stock. After its quarterly results were announced, the stock plummeted 50% (despite the fact that the company beat quarterly expectations). The stock is now

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More Robust Tile Pinning to Dashboards Introduced in Last Power BI Service Update

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Microsoft is making pinning a tile to a dashboard more user friendly with its last weekly Power BI service update. It was not always apparent what dashboard the tile would be pinned to; therefore, the dialog box above will make it much clearer to a user. More details for the weekly update are available here. There are couple of interesting

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The Definitive Guide on Collaboration in Power BI. Tutorial on Groups, Sharing, Coauthoring and Content Packs.

Well, not really that definitive actually… Before we jump into the details, I have to admit that I fully expect this post get outdated very soon. The collaboration features that have been released with GA of PowerBI 2.0 on July 24th 2015 are still not very refined and are very likely to become much more robust with time. However, I

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