SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs http://sqlmag.com/blog/15841/feed en Chief Data Officer Playbook: How to Be Successful in This Ground-Breaking Role http://sqlmag.com/blog/chief-data-officer-playbook-how-be-successful-ground-breaking-role <div class="node-body blog-body">Companies looking to grow and extract value from their data are increasingly turning to Chief Data Officers (CDOs) to execute their data strategy. The role is new, and a playbook is necessary to address the many challenges CDOs face.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/chief-data-officer-playbook-how-be-successful-ground-breaking-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/chief-data-officer-playbook-how-be-successful-ground-breaking-role#comments Business Intelligence Sponsored Business Tips Business Tips Chief Data Officer Chief Data Officer Gartner Gartner Pyramid Analytics Pyramid Analytics SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Mon, 22 May 2017 09:03:00 +0000 35161 at http://sqlmag.com Power BI Desktop “Publish to Pyramid Server” Button http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-desktop-publish-pyramid-server-button <div class="node-body blog-body">Many organizations today cannot use public cloud solutions because of security concerns, administrative challenges and functional limitations. However, they still need a centralized platform where end users can conduct self-service analytics in an IT-enabled environment.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-desktop-publish-pyramid-server-button" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/power-bi-desktop-publish-pyramid-server-button#comments SQL Server cloud cloud Pyramid Analytics Pyramid Analytics security security SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:07:00 +0000 33991 at http://sqlmag.com Using BI Office Together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop to Unlock Business Insights http://sqlmag.com/blog/using-bi-office-together-microsoft-power-bi-desktop-unlock-business-insights <div class="node-body blog-body">It is crucial to move away from data and analytics stored on individual desktop computers. Today’s solutions must promote holistic, collective intelligence. The strong, continued alliance between Microsoft and Pyramid Analytics helps make all this possible.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/using-bi-office-together-microsoft-power-bi-desktop-unlock-business-insights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/using-bi-office-together-microsoft-power-bi-desktop-unlock-business-insights#comments Business Intelligence Sponsored Analytics analytics Business Intelligence business intelligence Pyramid Analytics Pyramid Analytics reporting reporting SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:27:00 +0000 33211 at http://sqlmag.com Why It’s Important to Unlock Business Insights Trapped on Individual Desktops http://sqlmag.com/blog/why-it-s-important-unlock-business-insights-trapped-individual-desktops <div class="node-body blog-body">To become a truly data-driven enterprise, many business leaders recognize that they must extend the capabilities of self-service business intelligence (BI) and analytics to more of their business users. Many BI tools tackle part of this need, but they don’t offer a complete enterprise solution. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/why-it-s-important-unlock-business-insights-trapped-individual-desktops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/why-it-s-important-unlock-business-insights-trapped-individual-desktops#comments SQL Server Analytics analytics Business Intelligence business intelligence Pyramid Analytics Pyramid Analytics reporting reporting SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:13:00 +0000 33111 at http://sqlmag.com The 7 C's of Data Quality http://sqlmag.com/blog/7-cs-data-quality <div class="node-body blog-body">Data quality is really important. Why? Because it helps you save money while increasing profits because of accurate contact data. 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