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Time to reflect

We are now 50 days into enforced lockdown imposed by the UK Government in response to the COVID-19 threat. We have gone through the initial fear and uncertainty associated to the change. Initially I thought that this maybe a few weeks or a month, but..

Delivering better results while saving budget

During a regular meeting with a customer we had a discussion around their biggest pains, they were being asked by their leadership team to save money within the IT Budget. So we asked to review their IT budget lines starting with the biggest to see where there was opportunity to save.

Using Date Pickers in Power BI Report Builder

I was recently engaged with a client in building a report that had some very specific requirements; a paginated report that compared datasets from two different date ranges.  Initially the client attempted to build the report in Power BI Desktop, however since the report needed to be paginated..

Turbo-Charge your Power BI Data Model in 13 Easy Steps

Import | Visualise | Publish

It’s as easy as that and the reason Power BI usage has exploded: putting the power of data in the hands of users.

Take time, go the extra mile and enrich your model. Become the Power BI superhero who delivers fantastic content users find a pleasure to navigate...

Embracing a Data-Driven Culture

Companies who embrace a data-driven culture experience a four-fold improvement in revenue performance and better customer satisfaction, according to a new report published by Harvard Business Review.

Debunking Data: off the deep end, a rant in 1s and 0s (Part 0001)

"Everything we do in the digital realm – from surfing the Web to sending an e-mail to conducting a credit card transaction to, yes, making a phone call – creates a data trail. And if that trail exists, chances are someone is using it – or will be soon enough.” - Douglas Rushkoff, Author..

Azure Data Factory Best Practices: Part 2

Hey there! In the second part of my Azure Data Factory best practices I’ll be talking about controlling the flow of your tasks. If you missed part one you can see it here.

Getting a single view of the player

Tell someone you went to a casino and their first question is how much did you win. Not on a specific game nor how much you could’ve lost, but what was the headline result and does it make them wish they’d gone as well. Gaming companies often ask similar questions, but for them it can be harder to..

Changes to the Power BI family

Microsoft regularly delivers new functionality for its Power BI data analytics and visualisation services, but rarely does it change how you pay for it or how you deploy it.  In May 2017, it has and some of the changes are significant.

The importance of bringing Python to SQL Server

Microsoft proudly announced this week that SQL Server 2017 will be the first relational database engine to ship with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. In the future, database servers running its software won’t just be able to store, query, and analyse data.  Instead, they’ll also..

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