This spring started at Qubiz with a .NET internship, bringing us 3 enthusiastic students. Miruna, Rares and Vlad are studying at University of Oradea, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Technology. Their passion for programming and their desires of working in a friendly team were their main advantages for this internship; therefore we invited them to start this project.
Our business intelligence developers work with and analyze all sorts of data. Recently one of them realized the potential of analyzing data from social networks. If we are to take the most popular social network, Facebook, just in the last couple of years It has grown a lot in apps and especially in popularity. With more than 750 million active users of Facebook it made me realize that if companies would invest more time promoting themselves on the social networks It would do a lot of good to their business. Business intelligence was always a good way for improving and monitoring your business processes. Qlikview is one of those business intelligence tools that’s professional, popular and that keeps up with the trend. It has some great API connectors with which you can gather data from Facebook, Twitter and Google Analytics;
Thanks to software vendors investing heavily in making their applications easier-to-use, accessible via the Web and more affordable, Business intelligence (BI) software is now a viable option for employees in sales, marketing, operations, and other departments to utilize.
But with the proliferation of these tools, business leaders will have to rethink how they address business intelligence governance, or the roles, responsibilities and guidelines it provides its users to ensure BI tools are utilized correctly and appropriately. When it comes to setting up these new BI teams for success, leaders should consider these steps.
As a consultant who is active in the dutch healthcare sector i visit many care location where very motivated people care for their patients. And because I have an interest in the use of mobile applications i observe how people work & envision how they could improve the effectiveness of their work by using more mobile apps. In this blog I write about what i see happening now, how I envision it should work and some examples of mobile applications that can help us forward.
Qubiz invites you to the FREE Qubiz Connect Event on Mobile Business Intelligence: Tactical decision support on-the-go.
Why: Because we understand the advantages of successful partnerships in several projects since the start of the Qubiz Connect events and want to share our experience with you.
Lesson learned: From last event we learned that it is import to follow up the event well. Qubiz offers this event to build a prototype of the best app proposal and offers this to everyone attending the event for free. Come prepared with your B.I. app ideas!
As a social media enthusiast, I am more than happy to use mobile applications which make our everyday life easier, without the need of sitting in front of a computer. In our everyday life, we are almost always on the move, so we need portability: our mobile devices, be it smartphones or tablets, have the same purpose – to make our life easier.
Smartphones and tablets are as performant as PC’s nowadays, but they weren’t a solution for the people working in the Business Intelligence industry until now. Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android OS and the brand new Windows 8 from Microsoft, offer stable platforms for developing BI solutions targeted for mobile devices. Microsoft has already claimed to be developing SQL Server 2013 for Windows 8, which will allow employees to benefit from all the features of the Windows interface when using tablets.
Cloud computing became a very important subject for customers and vendors to discuss which has led companies to invest time and develop strategies to leverage cloud in the last couple of years. Nowadays more and more organizations – on the vendor side and their customers – are focusing on building cloud computing solutions in data and information management, specifically BI and analytics. Some vendors have already instantiated cloud BI solutions, drawing customers attention to move their traditional in-house BI solutions into the cloud with the warranty of multiple benefits.
Real time data load solutions are used because of the advantages of feeding the data from the source system directly into the warehouse tables by insert or update. In some industries it is essential to base every decision on up-to-date data. Because of this, small response times are needed. Examples of industries where real time updates are essential are Financial Services or Transportation. The main disadvantage of real time data load solution is the cost that it implies. This is why near real time load data solutions were developed.
Since this is a time when many of us already went or will go on their summer holidays, we have decided to come up with a blog article which is more related to us, the people behind the company, telling you about one of our team members, who will introduce herself a little bit and will tell about her life in Qubiz.
Things are never the same in Qubiz. Every day something new appears. Customer centered, results driven, trust and respect, entrepreneurship, fun, new challenges, dear colleagues are some of the words that describe us every day.
When Microsoft announced plans to buy social enterprise app maker Yammer recently I was a little stunned. The reported $1.2-million acquisition price tag seemed like a lot for replicating social networking functions in the business environment. So I decided to find out what all the buzz was about.
“Social is more than a trend, it is a revolution that is changing the way we work and collaborate. Powerful social tools, such as Chatter, help employees work faster and more efficiently—making it a strategic piece of the workforce.” — Dave King, Chatter Product Marketing Director
As it turns out, users have uncovered all sorts of efficiencies unique to these platforms. Not convinced? Here’s seven ways companies have derived real value from Yammer, Chatter and Jive.