Best Practices


Sponsored by MicroStrategy

Empowered with cutting-edge analytics, telecoms use MicroStrategy 10 in a myriad of ways to run a more datadriven business. To overcome massive infrastructure costs, it’s vital that frms take every opportunity to leverage advantages from this technology. With the ability to view real-time metrics on network operations, services, and capacity, companies can optimize their user experiences to avoid service interruptions, identify fraudulent activity, and reduce customer turnover.  Continue reading to learn more!


Sponsored by MicroStrategy

Business intelligence (BI) vendors first shipped BI tools in the early 1990s.  At the time, the tools were purpose-built to support a single mode of BI, such as production reporting, ad hoc query and reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP), and dashboards.  In the 2000s, vendors built or bought purpose-built BI tools and packaged them into BI suites.  The tools still featured mostly distinct graphical interfaces and engines, but at least customers could now get every BI tool from a single vendor.  

Fast-forward to today:  BI vendors are shipping so-called "modern analytics platforms".  These are open, extensible analytical environments that support all modes of BI and run on a single, integrated, metadata-driven architecture.  Some vendors, such as MicroStrategy - the sponsor of this report- have always offered integrated BI environments; most have now updated self-service, data preparation, and other modern features.  Continue reading to learn more about the rise of modern analytics platforms.  


Sponsored by MicroStrategy

What is a Bullet Chart?  The power of combining context with the current state of business makes the bullet chart hard to overlook.  This visualization mimics a bar chart by displaying a single measure but adds value with additional qualitative measures.  Learn more about this type of data visualization along with six others that can bring new meaning and purpose to your dashboards.


Sponsored by Nuxeo

Just as important as user adoption is the ability to incorporate all the assets those users might need. At enterprise scale, there’s a danger that systems become inflexible, silos choke collaboration, and customization cripples innovation.  Continue reading to learn more