Business Analytics, Tableau, Thought Leadership

Intelligent Laziness in Analysis Services 2008: Working Smart rather than Working Harder!

Further to my earlier theme of Intelligent Laziness, here is some key advice before setting out on the journey of creating Analysis Services cubes. Hopefully this advice will help you to 'Work Smart' rather than 'Work Hard'! Take the users along with you on the journeyIf the end users don't understand the cube, then they… Continue reading Intelligent Laziness in Analysis Services 2008: Working Smart rather than Working Harder!

Business Intelligence, Data Visualisation, Tableau

Using and Populating Tableau for UK Geographical Mappings

Tableau can use the longitude and latitude data as a basis for geographical mapping. Currently, it isn't very straightforward to see how Tableau takes SQL Server 2008 spatial data types, because Tableau didn't immediately recognise these types in some data I was looking at recently. However, for many people, using latitude and longitude is a… Continue reading Using and Populating Tableau for UK Geographical Mappings