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Let me guide your series: How to create a top-notch dashboard with self-service BI - Analytics

Let me introduce you to the first episode of a series of ‘Let Me Guide You’ articles in which I’ll share my experience and best practices on data visualizations. This one is about creating top-notch stories and dashboards using self-service BI. Select the appropriate BI components and off you go! Infographics and storyboards act like the icing on the cake. … Lees meer »

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Let me guess: your BI strategy consists of one architecture slide - Analytics

Of course, you have thoroughly thought about your business intelligence (BI) strategy and have it available …. on ONE slide! Your strategy for execution, business needs, governance model, BI objectives and needs, information categories, components and architecture, sponsorships, measurement, training, support and metadata management … they all fit on your magical one-slider. Please allow me to smile :) I don’t … Lees meer »

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Squeeze your DataViz to the ultimate: the art of Visualization part II - Analytics

  Science teaches us that the human brain can get a sense of a visual scene in less than 1/10th of a second. 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. And most impressive: visuals are processed 60.000x faster in the brain than text. All of this helps us understand the value and power of data visualizations when interpreting … Lees meer »

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How can the Public Sector deploy Big Data? - Sector

If there’s one sector that stands to profit greatly from developments in the field of big data, then it must be the public sector. The industry perspective `Smoother, Faster, Cleaner, Safer: How Big Data’s Driving the 21st Century City’ shows why. Public authorities are born data collectors. They have access to an unparalleled amount of information, from the most diverse … Lees meer »

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Dancing in the BI landscape: which BI functionality to use and when? - Analytics

Don’t we all feel like dancing around in the BI space sometimes, when deciding what BI functionality to offer BI users? Dancing around in the sense that our BI users tend to ask for as much BI functionality as possible, thinking “at least I have it now”. Simply offering them all the functionality available is the easy option. Yet both … Lees meer »

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Can technology bring us back to the days of grocers, butchers and tailors? - Customer Engagement

Did you know that it takes 12 positive customer experiences to make up for one unresolved negative experience ? No wonder then that ‘the customer experience’ is the next big thing, as confirmed by a recent Gartner survey (2014): by 2016, 89% of companies expect to compete mostly on the basis of customer experience – versus a mere 36% four … Lees meer »

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From a ‘cell’ to a chameleon: the evolution of HR! - Human Resources

On 15 September last, Bruno Mettling, Orange’s deputy CEO in charge of Human Resources and internal communication, presented his report on the ‘transformations of work in the digital age’ at the Ministry of Labour in Paris. The report contains 36 proposals to adapt the rules and the organization of ‘work’, as a way of better facing the digital challenges ahead. … Lees meer »

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The Farm of the Future: The Digital Farm - Innovation

Digitization is everywhere today, even in farming. SAP has worked out a model for the digital farm – the farm of the future. Farming is an industry in which prices are continuously under pressure. The only way for farmers to survive is to cut costs. Automation is one way to do that, as it helps reduce the cost of manpower. … Lees meer »

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Are mobile apps commodity? - Mobility

In today’s world mobility is ubiquitous. In the last decade, we have seen an exponential adoption of mobile devices of all kinds. Where smartphones & tablet have become commodity, wearables are the next best thing. And all this not only for business, but even more at home. Today, you likely will find one or more of these smart devices in … Lees meer »

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Innovation and Digital Transformation @ The SAP Run Simple Truck - Analytics Platform

SAP BeLux hosted from 9th till 12th June the European SAP Run Simple Tour. The tour featured a big truck with stops in Luxembourg, Brussels and Gent inviting our customers to take a closer look into SAP’s innovations of today and the future. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” (Henry Ford) … Lees meer »