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Using Microsoft Teams to get started with Power Platform

Posted by Brad Watson on Aug 12, 2020 9:30:00 AM
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Topics: Power BI, PowerApps, Teams, Power Platform, Power Automate

Handling Mixed Type Columns in Power BI

Posted by Evan Gordon on Aug 10, 2020 9:30:00 AM
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Topics: Power BI, Big Data, Advanced Analytics Group

How to scrape and analyze website data with Power BI

Posted by Jimmy Dobbins on Aug 3, 2020 9:14:17 AM
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Topics: Power BI, Data, Advanced Analytics Group

5 Key Business Issues Solved With Power BI

Posted by Brad Watson on Jun 4, 2019 4:16:26 PM
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Topics: Power BI, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Advanced Analytics Group

What’s the Real Crisis in American Manufacturing?

Posted by Brad Watson on Mar 28, 2019 11:55:31 AM
Data and automation are driving innovation.


The conventional wisdom has it that American manufacturing is beginning to die. Plant closings, mass layoffs, and rusting industrial cities are now supposed to characterize that portion of our economy. When you look at the actual data, however, this grim picture shows anything but the truth.

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Topics: Power BI, Automation, Big Data

In data we trust: intuition no longer needed

Posted by Brad Watson on Feb 13, 2019 12:33:31 PM

We are literally drowning in data. Every day, the combined efforts of humans, businesses, and automated processes generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data.  We are still only approaching the upslope of an exponential curve, however. 

 “Big Data” is already really big, and as the Internet of things expands, we can expect an even greater deluge of data. Luckily researchers and scientists have come up with new and intriguing ways to make use of all that data.

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Topics: Power BI, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Embedding Power BI Reports with the New JavaScript API

Posted by Slava Trofimov on Sep 20, 2016 2:00:00 PM

On September 1, 2016, Microsoft announced the release of a new JavaScript Power BI API, which enables you to enhance your web apps with contextually-relevant Power BI reports that seamlessly integrate and interact with your applications.

One of the common needs expressed by KiZAN’s clients involves embedding Power BI reports into existing applications, websites, and portals in order to equip them with powerful business intelligence capabilities. In certain scenarios, Power BI reports not only need to be embedded into the application but also need to interact with the application to provide relevant information to the user.

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Topics: Power BI

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

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Power BI

Posted by Slava Trofimov on Jul 11, 2016 8:30:00 AM
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Topics: Power BI

Unlock the Insights in your Data with Power BI

Posted by Slava Trofimov on Jun 27, 2016 4:08:10 PM

"Are we taking full advantage of our data?"

"What would we learn if we could consolidate, analyze and share data from all of our sources?"

"How would my business grow if everyone in our company had access to valuable insights?"

"Can we afford to provide cutting edge business intelligence tools to our users?  Can we afford not to…?"

 

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Topics: Power BI