2024

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SAP names Philipp Herzig as chief artificial intelligence officer

CIO

SAP is reorganizing its AI activities. Philipp Herzig, formerly head of cross-product engineering and experience, now leads a new “end-to-end growth area” focused on AI as the company’s chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO). Herzig now reports directly to CEO Christian Klein, and will oversee the entire value chain for SAP business AI from research and product development through to implementation at the customer.

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Performance Implications Of Using Calculated Columns In Composite Models On Power BI Semantic Models

Chris Webb BI

I don’t have anything against the use of calculated columns in Power BI semantic models in general but you do need to be careful using them with DirectQuery mode. In particular when you have a DirectQuery connection to another Power BI semantic model – also known as a composite model on a Power BI semantic model – it’s very easy to cause serious performance problems with calculated columns.

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10 Best Practices For Business Intelligence Dashboards

Smart Data Collective

Companies around the world increasingly use business intelligence (BI) dashboards. If you use one or intend to, knowing some business intelligence best practices can help you avoid pitfalls. Here are 10 best practices for usiness intelligence dashboards from which you can choose information to display.

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Building Trust in the Digital Age: The Role of Data Verification

Dataversity

Data has famously been referred to as the “new oil,” powering the fifth industrial revolution. As our reliance on data-intensive sectors like finance, healthcare, and the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, the question of trust becomes paramount. Trust is a multifaceted issue when dealing with data and events, and one core component is data verification. […] The post Building Trust in the Digital Age: The Role of Data Verification appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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The AI Playbook: Providing Important Reminders to Data Professionals

TDAN BI

Eric Siegel’s “The AI Playbook” serves as a crucial guide, offering important insights for data professionals and their internal customers on effectively leveraging AI within business operations.

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Valentine’s Day Is Getting Expensive…

Domo

There’s a lot of talk about inflation coming down. And, of course, it has been. But life still feels expensive—even if inflation is less relative to last year. Well, just because inflation is less does not mean prices are coming down. Any economist will tell you that. But data dorks like us will show you. This month, we created a Variable in Domo ( Variables are cool …) to change whether we were looking at the consumer price index (CPI) vs last year, two years ago, three years ago, or four

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Select the Right HubSpot Partner Agency: 5 Must-Haves to Find Your Best Fit

Weidert Group

When HubSpot’s partner program was in its infancy (launched in 2010), it was challenging for a customer to find a qualified, compatible HubSpot partner agency. Certified partner agencies were scarce, so it was difficult to select one that perfectly aligned with a business’s specific needs and nuances of their industry. Fast forward to today. HubSpot has grown dramatically, and the HubSpot Solutions Partner Program includes thousands of worthy agency partners.

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Incremental Refresh in Power BI, Part 2; Best Practice; Do NOT Publish Data Model Changes from Power BI Desktop

BI Insight

In a previous post, I shared a comprehensive guide on implementing Incremental Data Refresh in Power BI Desktop. We covered essential concepts such as truncation and load versus incremental load, understanding historical and incremental ranges, and the significant benefits of adopting incremental refresh for large tables. If you missed that post, I highly recommend giving … Continue reading Incremental Refresh in Power BI, Part 2; Best Practice; Do NOT Publish Data Model Changes from Power

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7 Strategies to Gather (and Actually Use) Competitive Intel from Employees

Leaders in competitive intel know that the employees who interact with customers and prospects every day hold valuable competitive insights that could help win sales. But they don’t have a good plan or system to gather, organize, and share these insights with the stakeholders who need them. In this eBook, we outline 7 strategies to make it easier to build and scale an employee sharing program that will drive competitive advantage.

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Annuity Compensation: Commission vs. Fees

Wink Intel

I recently achieved a new status in the insurance industry: social influencer. And never, in my decades of insurance experience have I witnessed a debate on social media that is more heated and passionate than that of fee-based advisors versus those who are commissioned. The argument? “One cannot act in the client’s best interests unless they are a fiduciary who does not get paid a commission.

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From fear to abundance: Rethinking job security in the age of generative AI

CIO

By Chet Kapoor, Chairman & CEO at DataStax Along with the exciting possibilities of generative AI (genAI), there have been concerns around job (in)security and displacement. Leaders are feeling the pressure to implement genAI quickly and automate as much as possible. Some will see this as an opportunity to “get lean” and reduce headcount. Others will keep the people they have and find new ways to become super efficient.

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Extracting Power BI Import Mode Job Graph Data To A Table

Chris Webb BI

In my last post but one I showed how you could create a DGML file that contains detailed information on what happens during a Power BI Import mode refresh – the “job graph” – and visualise that in Visual Studio or VS Code, to help with performance tuning. In my last post , I explained the concepts of blocking and waiting which are key to understanding this data.

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Why Data-Driven Businesses Need Clean Sales Data

Smart Data Collective

We have talked about how big data is beneficial for companies trying to improve efficiency. However, many companies don’t use big data effectively. In fact, only 13% are delivering on their data strategies. We have talked about the importance of data quality when you are running a data-driven business.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Three Ways AI Will Change in the New Year

Dataversity

In the fast-paced landscape of 2023, organizations embraced artificial intelligence (AI) and its related technologies, experiencing a surge in diverse AI applications. According to data from McKinsey, there was a significant 55% adoption rate of AI across global industries by employees. However, as we step into 2024, organizations recognize that while AI is critical for competitiveness and […] The post Three Ways AI Will Change in the New Year appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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Police MAP Violators and Incentivize Sellers That Comply With MAP Rules

GrowbyData

The world of B2B authorized sellers is a complex ecosystem teeming with opportunity… and challenges. While your products may reach far and wide, managing the reseller and distribution channels can feel like navigating a labyrinth. From unauthorized retailers to MAP violations , and bad reviews to fraudulent sales, the intricacies of this landscape can test even the most seasoned brand.

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10 Market-Moving Trends to Watch in 2024

Alpha Sense BI

Market volatility, economic uncertainty, downturn—these are just a few ways to describe how business, supply chains, and consumer behavior are rapidly acclimating to the unpredictable months ahead. As generative AI (genAI) is simultaneously revolutionizing every industry and changing how business is conducted today, the landscape has become even more complicated to navigate for leaders and research professionals.

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Empowering Your Data Science: Introducing Domo’s Amazon Bedrock ML Connector

Domo

Integrating AI and machine learning (ML) into daily operations isn’t just a trend; it’s a necessary shift towards a more data-driven future. We understand this need and are excited to announce a significant enhancement to our platform: introducing the Amazon Bedrock ML Connector. The Amazon Bedrock ML Connector: What It Is and Why It Matters The Amazon Bedrock ML Connector is a pioneering addition to Domo’s AI Model Management platform.

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Maximize Productivity and Simplify IT Management with Conversational AI

ChatGPT has dominated boardroom conversations for months now. From drafting a stock trading program, to creating a SQL query to model data, there are practically no limits to the applications of the AI language model assistant. At ManageEngine, we have been working on our own AI-assistant, Zia. Zia is a fully-trained analytics assistant that can perform a range of functions such as creating and adding reports to dashboards, providing conversational support to data analysis, insight discovery, bu

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Weidert Group Partners with Hayes to Launch New Website, Inbound Marketing Efforts

Weidert Group

APPLETON, WI — Weidert Group, a full-service B2B inbound marketing agency and Platinum Level HubSpot Partner, has teamed with Hayes Performance Systems, a global manufacturer of premier brakes for a broad range of industries, to launch Hayes’ new website and inbound marketing program.

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CI/CD & DevOps for Power BI… Are We There Yet?

Paul Turnley

In my view, projects and teams of different sizes have different needs. I described DevOps maturity as a pyramid, where most projects don't require a sophisticated DevOps implementation, and the most complex solutions do. The DevOps maturity is a progression, but only for projects of a certain scale. One of the following options might simply be the best fit for a particular project.

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Microsoft Fabric: Automating Fabric Capacity Scaling with Azure Logic Apps

BI Insight

In a previous post I explained how to manage the capacity costs of a Fabric F capacity (under Pay-As-You-Go pricing model) using Logic Apps to Suspend and Resume it. A customer who read my previous blog asked me “Can we use a similar method to scale up and down before and after specific workloads?” This … Continue reading Microsoft Fabric: Automating Fabric Capacity Scaling with Azure Logic Apps The post Microsoft Fabric: Automating Fabric Capacity Scaling with Azure Logic Apps

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Announcing: Additional sources to the Infegy Social dataset

Infegy

Infegy prides itself on the fastest social listening platform with a foundational diverse dataset. Since our beginning in 2007 , social channels have continued to proliferate and we have made sure that our dataset reflects these new channels where consumers are discussing products and topics of importance.

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A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

Speaker: Marius Moscovici, CEO Metric Insights & Mike Smitheman, VP Metric Insights

While the proper governance of data is clearly critical to the success of any business intelligence organization, focusing on data governance alone is a huge mistake. Organizations continually fail to generate ROI on their governance initiatives because they are too narrow in scope. To be effective, Business Intelligence (BI) governance must cover both data and visualizations.

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5 key metrics for IT success

CIO

IT leaders are drowning in metrics, with many finding themselves up to their KPIs in a seemingly bottomless pool of measurement tools. The result is wasted time, confusion, and, in some cases, conflicting insights. There are several important metrics that can be used to achieve IT success, says Jonathan Nikols, senior vice president of global enterprise sales for the Americas at Verizon.

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Visualising Power BI Import Mode Refresh Job Graphs

Chris Webb BI

A few years ago a new pair of Profiler events was added for Power BI Import mode datasets (and indeed AAS models): the Job Graph events. I blogged about them here but they never got used by anyone because it was extremely difficult to extract useful data from them – you had to run a Profiler trace, save the trace file, run a Python script to generate a.dgml file, then open that file in Visual Studio – which was a shame because they contain a lot of really interesting, useful informat

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Generative AI: Should We Build or Buy LLM-Powered Platforms?

Smart Data Collective

Manpower, budget, and time!! AI technology has been invaluable to businesses in all sectors. Over the past year, AI has become even more impactful. According to Exploring Topics, over 250 million businesses around the world are using AI. One of the ways they are taking advantage of it is with generative AI technology.

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Ask a Data Ethicist: Can We Trust Unexplainable AI?

Dataversity

In last month’s column, I asked readers to send in their “big questions” when it comes to data and AI. This month’s question more than answered that call! It encompasses the enormous areas of trust in AI tools and explainability. How can we know if an AI tool is delivering an ethical result if we have […] The post Ask a Data Ethicist: Can We Trust Unexplainable AI?

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission