The Differences Between BI for Enterprises and SMBs

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The Differences Between BI for Enterprises and SMBs

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Business Intelligence (BI) systems were originally targeted primarily at large enterprises with tons of data. As BI technology improved, it started to become more accessible to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), who started using BI systems to answer many of the same business questions as their larger, enterprise cousins. After all, business is business:

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Benefits in Migrating Your BI Solution to a Newer Version of SQL Server

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When it comes to Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, there are significant advantages in upgrading an existing SQL Server installation. Improved performance is one of them, especially if your migration will also involve a move to newer hardware.

Three Tips on Choosing the Hardware for Your BI Solution

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Many small- and medium-sized businesses choose to go with Business Intelligence (BI) solutions that are at least partly pre-built. That means that the biggest single factor in the system’s performance – the database schema – is often already decided and can’t readily be changed.

Are BI Solutions Compatible with Virtualization?

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Business Intelligence BI systems are certainly critical to the company’s success, so why not install the BI system into a virtual machine?

Using SQL Server Analysis Services for poorly-performing BI Systems

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No matter how well-designed and –build a business intelligence (BI) system is, it’s always possible that your workload will exceed its capabilities, and you’ll end up being dissatisfied with its performance.

Three Ways to Scale Your Existing BI Business Intelligence System

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Business Intelligence (BI) systems can take a lot of computing horsepower, and most organizations try to deploy as much horsepower as possible when they implement a BI solution. System

Data Warehouse or Business Intelligence BI Solution – or Both?

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Do we need a data warehouse, or should we buy a business intelligence solution?” A question best answered defining the key terms that industry throws around.

Workshops / Webinars

Project Management (PMP) for Executives – Introduction

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Introduction Project Management (PMP) for Executives is a 9 part video training series developed by Steve Fullmer, PMP, MBA, MCT/CTT+, CDP.  Steven has a global reputation as a project manager, chief technology officer, and computer systems innovator. He has authored more than 100 articles and a dozen courses in the fields of project management, productivity, business … Continue reading Project Management (PMP) for Executives – Introduction

Project Management (PMP) Leadership Skills in the 21st Century … Do you Know Your History? – November 10, 2017

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The PMI Leadership triangle touts our need to develop our knowledge and application of leadership. Do you understand the leadership models of the 20th century? The 21st Century? Understanding your predecessors can assist to set your future course. On the matter of history, Mark Twain’s quote “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme” is … Continue reading Project Management (PMP) Leadership Skills in the 21st Century … Do you Know Your History? – November 10, 2017

Principles of Decision Tree Design and Analysis in Project Management (PMP)

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Learn how to use Decision Trees and How to solve them with Risk Analysis in this PMP Project Management video by Steve Fullmer.

Understand the Mind to Become a Better Project Manager – February 18, 2015

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Our minds all work alike, at least biologically. Yet we are a diverse species with different motivations, opinions, perspectives, and directions. Do you understand how and why the human mind works? What makes you a great project manager? In this recording of our PMP training webinar from February 18, 2015, Steve Fullmer covers some of … Continue reading Understand the Mind to Become a Better Project Manager – February 18, 2015

Windows 10 Security – What’s New and Improved? – December 3, 2015

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In this recording of our Windows 10 webinar from December 3, 2015 training,  security expert Mike Danseglio presents the enhanced security features of SmartScreen, Defender and BitLocker in Windows 10 and new features such as Biometric Identification, Microsoft Passport, Device Guard and more.

Windows 10 Managing, Deploying and Configuring – December 2, 2015

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In this recorded Windows 10 training webinar from December 2, 2015, Windows Server instructor Rick Trader presents the deployment and management of Windows 10 Enterprise and the new Provisioning capability in Windows 10. Learn how to manage Windows 10 deployments using System Center Configuration Manager, Mobile Device Management and Intune. Also included in his presentation … Continue reading Windows 10 Managing, Deploying and Configuring – December 2, 2015

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In this Office 365 training video, instructor Spike Xavier demonstrates how to create users and manage passwords in Office 365.

Windows 10 Features and Navigation – December 1, 2015

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In this video, Windows Instructor Steve Fullmer presents the navigation and some of the new features associated with Windows 10 including Sysinternals Tools for Windows Client, Windows core concepts, exploring Process Explorer as well as some of the features that are not yet ready for prime time but will be released shortly in the future with Windows 10.