Tips for Using Conditional Formatting in Excel

Posted by 110 Consulting on Wed, May 21, 2014 @ 08:05 AM

In almost every industry, Excel spreadsheets are the standard for viewing and working with data due to the ease of use and visual nature of Excel.  SQL databases offer more efficient and powerful ways to analyze large amounts of data, but Excel is hard to beat when it comes to visualizations, especially for self-service analytics.

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Tags: business intelligence, Microsoft, Business Analytics

Cloud Computing: Amazon Web Services Launches New TCO Calculator

Posted by 110 Consulting on Thu, May 15, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

A multitude of factors influence any organization's decision on whether or not to move their data and computing to the cloud, including efficiency, collaboration, security, and of course, cost. Amazon Web Services (AWS) just announced the launch of a new Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator aimed at helping customers make the decision to move to the cloud.

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Tags: Cloud, BI, business intelligence, big data, Business Analytics

How to Build Successful Predictive Analytics

Posted by 110 Consulting on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 03:04 AM

In a previous post, we discussed getting started with predictive analytics and recommended executing a proof of concept to prove the general benefits of predictive analytics to your organization. But how do you make sure that you're providing specific, actionable predictive analytics insights that deliver real value to your organization?

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Tags: BI, business intelligence, Business Analytics

Introduction to Microsoft Power BI: Benefits and Challenges

Posted by Scott Burnell on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 @ 07:03 AM

Scott Burnell is a technical consultant who specializes in business analytics and reporting.

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Tags: BI, Microsoft, Business Analytics

Executing a Predictive Analytics Proof of Concept

Posted by 110 Consulting on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 15:03 PM

In a previous post, we discussed how beginning with a proof of concept can be the best way for an organization to get started with predictive analytics. However, if you’ve never worked with predictive analytics before, it may be challenging to design and execute your proof of concept.

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Tags: BI, business intelligence, Business Analytics

Getting Started with Predictive Analytics

Posted by 110 Consulting on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 07:02 AM

Predictive analytics is emerging as a key methodology for organizations that want to leverage their data into a competitive edge that will help them predict customer behavior, understand trends and make more informed business decisions.

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Tags: BI, business intelligence, consulting, Business Analytics

Top 10 Benefits of Using Excel PowerPivot

Posted by Zoe Cler on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 @ 08:02 AM

Zoe Cler is an experienced 110 Consultant and a frequent user of PowerPivot. She shares her ten favorite reasons to use Excel PowerPivot below:

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Tags: BI, business intelligence, Microsoft, Business Analytics, PowerPivot

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