Top Five Features In Microsoft’s SQL 2012

Forrester Research has just released Microsoft’s positioning as a leader in the “The Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012″ report. SQL 2012 has a lot to do with this.  Forrester highlights Microsoft’s approach to delivering self-service BI through the familiar tools of Excel and SharePoint. According to the report, ” Microsoft has built on […]

Big Data….Big Deal?

There is a lot of hype in the world of reporting and analytics at the moment around Big Data. Is Big Data the silver bullet for all BI problems or is it just a passing fad? Traditional definitions of Big Data refer to it in the context of Volume, Variety and Velocity. In this sense, […]

Getting the Right Balance – Internal vs External Business Intelligence Skills

One challenge a lot of organisations face when implementing or looking to enhance their Business Intelligence capability is deciding on the right mix of internal and external skills to provide the necessary organisational elasticity required by the business. Inside Info’s Managing Consultant of our Microsoft Business Intelligence Practice, Ian Forrester, explores the elements that make up […]

Wesfarmers Industrial CIO Heads New Microsoft Business Intelligence Practice at Inside Info

Inside Info, the Australian business intelligence (BI) and information management specialist, announced the appointment of Ian Forrester as Managing Consultant of its newly created Microsoft Practice group. Best known as Australia’s QlikView business intelligence experts, Inside Info has now extended its service capability establishing a Microsoft Business Intelligence Practice team under Forrester’s leadership. The company […]