Readers: Sometimes we will find interesting and unusual data visualizations in places we don’t usually visit. This article is from Deep Sea News. It is an assessment of Godzilla. It was written by Craig McClain. Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address […]

Readers: Believe it or not, this is a question I get asked a lot by clients. Based on their requirements or data, many clients do not want the Match Case Sensitivity check box preference enabled to begin with when they are prompted. Fortunately for us, the solution to this is fairly simple as I show […]

Readers: Gartner has just released its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. I need a few days to soak this in and better comment on it. But, for now, I thought I would share the Magic Quadrant with you. You can see the entire report by clicking here. Best regards, Michael Gartner […]

Readers: Gartner has just released its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. I need a few days to soak this in and better comment on it. But, for now, I thought I would share the Magic Quadrant with you. You can see the entire report by clicking here. Best regards, Michael Gartner […]

Hang Tags I came across a blog entry written back in September 2013 by Igor Ovsyannykov, who describes himself as a geek, blogger, and designer. Mr. Ovsyannykov discusses how best to design a Hang Tag for a piece of merchandise, in his case, apparel. In the apparel industry, the hang tag designed and used can influence whether a […]

Overview The following best practices will help ensure that your document is displayed correctly when it is exported to Microsoft Excel. When you export to Excel, the resulting spreadsheet looks like a PDF of the document. For example, objects have the same position and size in Excel that they do in a PDF. For steps […]

I had this error the other day. Fortunately, I had just been reading about working set governor settings the other night to prepare for the CPA and MCE exams. First, let’s discuss the issue. Issue/Problem In MicroStrategy Web, when I executed a report, I received the following error message (also, see screenshot below). (Results for this […]

Readers: As many of you know, I consult through Caserta Concepts. Joe Caserta, CEO and founder of the company, co-authored the industry best seller, The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit, with Ralph Kimball. I’m proud to announce that Caserta Concepts has just been listed by CIO Review magazine as one of the Top 20 Data Analytics Consulting […]

Last Tuesday, October 22, 2013, MicroStrategy revamped and expanded its line of BI software to incorporate big-data analytics and desktop visualization. “We’re delivering a substantial new set of functionality,” said Kevin Spurway, MicroStrategy’s vice president of industry and mobile marketing. The company has rebranded and upgraded its flagship BI application, now called the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, […]

Information Dashboard Design: Displaying data for at-a-glance monitoring, Second Edition, Stephen Few, $40.00 (U.S.), Analytics Press, 2013 The second edition of Stephen Few’s seminal book, Information Dashboard Design, will be released on August 15, 2013. I have been waiting for this book for some time and am very excited about its pending release. Here is a […]