So You Badly Want To Do Self Service BI, eh?


Every one and his neighbor wants self service BI. What does it take to get it? Is it even reasonable to expect that significant parts of BI can be self service enabled?   For one, self service is loosely defined, at least in the BI world.   First – no enterprise BI tool is reallyContinue reading “So You Badly Want To Do Self Service BI, eh?”

SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out Day 3 – HANA, Mobility, Gateway and Sting


By the third day of SAPPHIRE, I got used to the concept of drinking from 2 firehoses pretty well. One of the reasons I chose not to blog from the show floor is that I had zero time to think through all the information that flooded in. A day and a half later, I haveContinue reading “SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out Day 3 – HANA, Mobility, Gateway and Sting”

SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out Day 3 – HANA, Mobility, Gateway and Sting


By the third day of SAPPHIRE, I got used to the concept of drinking from 2 firehoses pretty well. One of the reasons I chose not to blog from the show floor is that I had zero time to think through all the information that flooded in. A day and a half later, I haveContinue reading “SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out Day 3 – HANA, Mobility, Gateway and Sting”

SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out day 2 – CEO Keynotes, On Demand


Tuesday was a rough day for me – especially since I did not get much sleep on Monday night. I started off the day with a breakfast with Jon Reed and another friend at the Hilton Lounge.  I felt much better after figuring out that these guys didn’t do much better on getting sleep eitherContinue reading “SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out day 2 – CEO Keynotes, On Demand”

SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out day 1 – BusinessObjects 4.x is pretty cool


Before I say anything about the event – let me say this : Big thanks to Mike Prosceno, Mark Finnern, Aslan N, Stacy Fish, Craig Cmehil and Andrea Kaufmann . Without them – I would not have had the awesome experience I had. THANKS !!! So here is the report out – and as always,Continue reading “SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Report Out day 1 – BusinessObjects 4.x is pretty cool”