Florence Nightingale is possibly the most famous Victorian after Queen Victoria herself. She is perhaps best known for her achievements in the advancement of nursing St. Thomas' Hospital - which, in fact, is fairly near my office here in London! However, Nightingale is probably less well-known for her achievements in statistics; in fact, Nightingale was… Continue reading Data Display: Lessons from Florence Nightingale
Chris Webb, Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari have produced a book on 'Expert Cube Development in SSAS 2008'.Personally I think it's the book that is the 'next step' for SSAS developers. Now that SSAS 2008 is out, there are probably people out there who are like me, who have hands-on experience now in building cubes,… Continue reading Chris Webb et al’s Latest Book on Expert Cubes in SSAS 2008 is now out!
I'm a big fan of intelligent laziness when it comes to Business Intelligence. Although in another arena, one famous adherent of 'intelligent laziness' was Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon was once said to have classified his soldiers into four types: the smart and ambitious, the dumb and ambitious, the dumb and lazy, and the smart and lazy… Continue reading Using Intelligent Laziness to deliver data using Analysis Services 2008
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Data mining can be loosely described as 'searching for patterns in data', but it is important to ensure that the data is properly in place before starting. It's easy to get sidetracked with the selection of Data Mining algorithm, for example; that's obviously a core piece, but if the data isn't in place, then we… Continue reading Data Mining: good data, then do the maths