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Webinar of the Year: If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again

Webinar of the Year: If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again

Author: Kaari Busick , Tags: sports analytics, sports industry, athletics industry, analytics |Category: Pyramid News, General BI | Published: 12/16/2015

On November 17, 2015, Pyramid Analytics hosted a webinar with Chris Webb discussing if OLAP was in fact dead. Interest for this webinar was high: 299 people registered, and 195 of them were on the webinar. There have been 319 on-demand views of the recording, for 514 total views so far. So the question is what differentiated this webinar from the others?

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Finding Our Voice With Social Media in 2015

Finding Our Voice With Social Media in 2015

Author: Kristen Gill , Tags: Pyramid Analytics’, social media, Facebook, twitter, Linkedin |Category: Pyramid News, General BI | Published: 12/16/2015

Pyramid Analytics understands the importance of social media and its affect on company strategy. After an initial assessment, we quickly decided to focus in on our top priorities: LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. During the past year, our subscriber numbers have increased exponentially, and our engagement level went from being hardly existent to robust.

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The Broad Use of Analytics in the Sports Industry: Covering all Bases

The Broad Use of Analytics in the Sports Industry: Covering all Bases

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: sports analytics, sports industry, athletics industry, analytics |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 12/15/2015

In the athletics industry, data analytics packs a winning punch in previously unimagined ways, and the number of potential uses of sports analytics continues to increase. See examples where analytics is winning big.

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7 Ways Pyramid Analytics Is Shaping a New Era of BI at Scale for the Enterprise

7 Ways Pyramid Analytics Is Shaping a New Era of BI at Scale for the Enterprise

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: BI at scale, Pyramid Analytics’ rapid growth |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 12/14/2015

In the spirit of end-of-year reflection and New Year’s resolutions, it’s a good time to contemplate who we are, what we value, where we are, where we’re going, and what inspires us to be the best version of ourselves. Here are seven ways Pyramid Analytics is building on its growth and momentum to bring about BI innovation, maturity, and customer success now and in the future.

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Best Practices for Success with Business Analytics Implementations

Best Practices for Success with Business Analytics Implementations

Author: Kaari Busick , Tags: BI, best practices, TDWI, The Data Warehouse Institute, BI implementation |Category: General BI, Industry Trends | Published: 12/8/2015

What factors are critical to the success of implementing a new BI solution? Here are five questions to ask when evaluating potential BI tools.

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Five Questions to Ask for BI Success

Five Questions to Ask for BI Success

Author: Kaari Busick , Tags: BI, scalable BI, SSAS, Microsoft SQL Server Analytics Services, BI compliance, best practices |Category: General BI | Published: 12/3/2015

What factors are critical to the success of implementing a new BI solution? Here are five questions to ask when evaluating potential BI tools.

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Chris Webb on If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again Webinar

Chris Webb on If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again Webinar

Author: Chris Webb , Tags: OLAP, MDX |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 11/27/2015

One reason why some vendors promote the idea that OLAP is dead is because they are promoting the idea of smaller, user created models (the desktop BI approach) rather than a single centralized model. While OLAP may be out of fashion, the capabilities and benefits of the technology make sense for many data warehouse scenarios. Watch Chris Webb independent consultant specializing in Analysis Services and Peter Sprague VP Solutions Engineering at Pyramid Analytics discuss OLAP technology and the things you need to consider, including: •Centralized data models and security •OLAP vs Big Data Tools •OLAP, Data Volumes and Scale

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10 Common Challenges of a Business Intelligence Director

10 Common Challenges of a Business Intelligence Director

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: BI leader, BI initiative owner, BI director, BI owner, business intelligence director, business intelligence owner |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 11/25/2015

This blog series explores the role of a BI leader/BI program director/BI practice director. This second article in the series focuses on 10 common challenges that BI directors face. (For information about the skills, experience, and educational background that are currently trending as highly important for this role, see Key Skills of a Successful Business Intelligence Director: A Powerhouse in the Enterprise.)

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