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Jim Hodges

Jim Hodges
Senior BI Consultant
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5 Ways to Get Better Data for Better Decisions

Posted by Jim Hodges on Jul 28, 2016 3:00:00 PM

We all want to make good business decisions. They are crucial to the success of our enterprises. The quality of our decisions stem from two factors:

1. Sound decision processes and skills. 

This is why we get MBAs and continue to learn and study all our lives.

2. Good (true) knowledge (data) of the environment and situations which command our attention.

If you make a sound decision based on incorrect or the wrong data, you will get a bad decision and possibly a bad outcome.

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Topics: SQL Server, Power BI

Coming Soon to a Machine Near You, SQL Server 2016!

Posted by Jim Hodges on May 10, 2016 11:09:04 AM

When a software package has been around as long as Microsoft Windows™, Office™, or SQL Server™ (all dating to circa 1990), it seems to become harder and harder to add significant new features to such a mature product. Other than pivot and the ribbon, Office™ is virtually unchanged from the early days. Windows™ has taken more risk yielding successes as well as flops like Millennium™ and Vista™. But SQL Server™ just seems always to get better and better while maintaining continuity. The upcoming 2016 release (June 2016) is no exception.

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Topics: SQL Server, Microsoft, Business Intelligence