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Play Data: Could number crunching make you a better parent?

By: Nicolas Henry| April 28, 2016 Play Data: Could number crunching make you better parents?

10 per cent of parents said they’d also use demographic data to help them select their children’s friends. Presumably using crime stats by area would be a good way to prevent your child visiting friends in crime hotspots, but it could never replace common sense parenting. And there are big questions around ethics and effectiveness in this regard.

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BI Breakfast, London Southbank Centre, 05.05.2016

Event Date: 05.05.2016

Join us at our first London BI Breakfast at the Southbank Centre, 05 May 2016.
Whether it’s in finance, marketing, sales, or production, gone are the days where we are happy with spreadsheets. Dynamic data visualisation that can be consumed on any device are what we need to respond at any moment to support crucial decisions.

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How to make a large deployment a success & not be the weakest link

By: Nicolas Henry| March 22, 2016 How to make a large deployment a success & not be the weakest link. Xoomworks BI

Complex BI systems are designed and implemented by humans. They have the same failings and bad cognitive attributes. A BI system can suffer the same performance problems. The larger the BI program, the greater the data flow. The more chance of performance issues due to errors in design, and implementation.

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Quick & dirty security: the short-cut can become the longest-cut

By: Nicolas Henry| February 23, 2016 Quick & dirty security: the short-cut can become the longest-cut

Business Intelligence tools have many functions. They organise, extract and analyse data. The data resides in complex systems. Security (or the strong right arm of BI) reflects that complexity. We often deal with security in SAP Business Objects. When we break down the function or the output we require from security and adapt to how it is designed, organisations and users simplify their task.

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1 in 3 parents would use productivity tracking on their children to improve future prospects

By: Nicolas Henry| February 15, 2016

A third of British parents admit they’d use productivity data and wearable tech on their kids to improve their future chances of success and happiness, according to a new study. 1,000 adults from around the UK participated in the study, conducted by business intelligence specialists Xoomworks, to see how far parents would go to improve […]

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How to: Security & Authentication in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x – A SAPinsider Q&A Session

Event Date: 25.02.2016, 4pm GMT

Security is typically a top concern for any company that leverages business intelligence. As organisations migrate to SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.x, there are various considerations regarding system security and user authentication.

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The fear of SMEs to upgrade from BusinessObjects to SAP BI4

By: Nicolas Henry| January 13, 2016

Many old BusinessObjects customers continue to use BO 6.5 or BOXlr2, again despite the fact prices for SME’s have dropped enormously. We looked into the phenomenon to gain an understanding of it. We wanted to lay down the facts, deliver some home truths, and give SME’s a reality check to dispel the common myths.

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The Great Escape: Join us at SAPinsider's BI2016 in Las Vegas

The Great Escape: Join us at SAPinsider’s BI2016 in Las Vegas

Event Date: February 16 - 19, 2016

SAPinsider’s BI2016 in Las Vegas.
Join us at this unique event showcasing SAP® BusinessObjects™ BI, SAP BW, HANA and analytics solutions, at the Wynn from February 16 – 19, 2016

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Nicolas Henry on Making the Case for an SAP BI Center of Excellence

By: Nicolas Henry| January 12, 2016 Nicolas Henry

Nicolas Henry on Making the Case for an SAP BI Center of Excellence In this interview with SAPinsider from the BI and HANA 2015 event in Las Vegas, Nicolas Henry of Xoomworks shares practical advice on first steps to getting started with BI project, tips for building a Center of Excellence for SAP BI systems, […]

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