I gave this presentation at SQLSaturday event in Portugal during March 2013. Thanks to the organisers for taking such good care of me during my visit.As I discussed during the session, there were three main strands of mobilising Microsoft technology:- use third party products such as PivotStream to free your PowerPivots- use cloud computing e.g.… Continue reading Mobile Business Intelligence Presentation Portugal 2013
Here's a summary of my thoughts on the Adria Richards situation, as a female in tech. For those of you who aren't on Twitter, here is a summary:Adria Richards was an attendee at PyCon. Richards overheard a conversation by two men, which included a number of technical terms, which Richards took to infer some innuendo.Richards… Continue reading Be the difference: the Adria Richards situation
I've reposted this infographic from the Engine Yard. I often give presentations where I can see that there is some resistance to cloud. This resistance has a variety of roots, and here are some common themes that I encounter:my boss will never put anything in the cloudour data is too sensitive to put into the… Continue reading Everything as a Service, whether you know it or not!
This Infographic from Domo in 2011 tells a story about the ROI of mobile business intelligence. I've enclosed it as-is. It reflects the fact that I'm always being asked, at the start of any Business Intelligence project, whether the data can be mobilised.The optimism of the infographic is interesting, since the figures shown below should… Continue reading The Progress of Mobile Business Intelligence
I've been working with SharePoint since SharePoint Server 2003. It's been ten years since my boss, on his last day working beside me as a consultant for Dimension Data, ran past me saying "I've made you SharePoint administrator, you'll love it" as he ran out of the door. I yelled back "What's SharePoint?" and he… Continue reading My 10 years with SharePoint from the SQL Server perspective; the story so far.