Category Archives: Cutting-Edge Business Intelligence

Reverse Engineering Second-Nature Decisions

I finally made some headway on the write-up of a predictive analytics demo/experiment I conducted around March 2009, titled Reverse Engineering Second-Nature Decisions. The experiment is an attempt to ressurect QuestDec, a part of the software I wrote during my dot-bomb … Continue reading

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PASS Webcast: Using OLAP to Optimize and Maintain Predictive Analytics Models

I will be delivering a Webcast for the PASS Virtual Chapter. When: Friday, December 10, 2010 12:00 noon ET   Predictive Analytics (PA) models are created to help us make better decisions by providing best guesses when an exact answer … Continue reading

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Where Do Rules Come From?

This weekend I’m preparing for a Webcast where I will present further information on the notion of expanding upon the Strategy Map of Performance Management and bridging it to Predictive Analytics. I discussed that notion in my earlier blog, Bridging … Continue reading

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Bridging Predictive Analytics and Performance Management

There are two pieces of the Microsoft BI universe that I’m predicting will trend upwards with great vigor over the next year. The two pieces are the breakout for Predictive Analytics and the next step for Performance Management. These two pieces of the … Continue reading

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Updated “Putting the ‘I’ Back in ‘BI'” Slide

I’ve updated a slide I created I created a while back and included on an old blog titled The Intelligence of Business. It depicts how Information Technology expands the potential for businesses. Originally, it only had four bars; the missing one being the … Continue reading

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Cutting Edge BI is About Imperfect Information

Business Intelligence (BI) is the Information Technology (IT) craft of integrating data from an array of diverse data sources and presenting it such that we can make decisions based on an all-encompassing view. This is no different from what out … Continue reading

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SCL is a Thin Layer on Top of a Solid BI Foundation

As I lay out the process of a Predictive Analytics / Rule Integration (SCL) project, I found that one key concept to convey is that SCL comprises the outermost layer of a solid foundation of Business Intelligence. This layered approach … Continue reading

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