Maximizing The Potential of Business Data with Power BI and Azure

Maximizing The Potential of Business Data with Power BI and Azure

While many organizations know what they should or would like to be doing with their business data, most still only use this data outside their everyday operations for things like yearly planning sessions or monthly reviews. A major reason for this is that many organizations simply aren't aware of how real-time visualization of data can produce actionable insights that can be used every day, or even how to make such capabilities a reality Today, organizations everywhere are dealing with an explosion of data. As this volume of data grows, technologically savvy organizations demand an end-to-end analytics solution that is fast, secure, and easy-to-use so they can quickly turn their data into actionable insights.  Power BI and Azure offer an unmatched combination for analytics that enables organizations to maximize the potential of their data. With Azure, companies can take data that is being ingested into Power BI and use Azure to perform real-time analytics, leverage AI to improve business processes, and more.  By using Power BI with...
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Data Estate Modernization

Data Estate Modernization

Many organizations today are experiencing the growth pains of a legacy data landscape and architecture for managing their analytics and reporting needs.  Many of the issues related to this obsolescence derive from the now outdated architecture of the enterprise data warehouse that no longer delivers digital value or data insights to drive business innovation.  While these legacy systems originally provided significant value by allowing the integration of data from multiple sources, provided a basis for better decision making, and allowed for robust enterprise reporting, they are no longer up to the task of driving that same business value with newer and more modern data sources. "Most existing legacy enterprise data warehouse systems were originally designed and architected for online analytic processing (OLAP) and reporting systems. These systems (many of which are outdated today) were often architected for highly normalized and structured data only".  Forbes Magazine - 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcIEJvpkKAY&t Other challenges with legacy data warehouses include things such as:  heightened risk of...
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Practical Power BI Dashboard Design In 60 Seconds

Practical Power BI Dashboard Design In 60 Seconds

As one of the premier data visualization tools for the enterprise, Microsoft Power BI can become an indispensable tool. However, to make the most of Power BI, you must first consider your audience. Here are a few tips to help you build the best dashboard for your business. Power BI is a dashboard tool to monitor the current state of your data using the included reports. Make sure to avoid unnecessary information - your users may experience information-overload. Dashboards are intended to be used at a glance, your tiles need to be properly organized using the full-screen mode. Try resizing your tiles to prioritize key metrics - larger tiles are naturally seen as more important. Place the most important metric in the top left corner as it will be where viewers will start using the dashboard. If you need a bit more help designing your dashboard, here are a few books: Information Dashboard Design by Stephen Few Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte Advanced...
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