Best Practices for Using Excel as a BI Tool

Like its Microsoft Office cousins, Word and PowerPoint, Excel is de rigueur software in businesses around the world. And in offices that lack a formal business intelligence (BI) solution, Excel often becomes the go-to tool for compiling and analyzing business data In this guide, John Wilson, CEO of Claim Insights, and other Focus Experts offer top tips and best practices for using Excel as a business intelligence tool.

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Best Practices for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your company from falling prey to the “deer-in-the-headlights” syndrome and suffering from decision failures? In this guide, experts share their top seven best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing. Read More

Enabling Real-Time Big Data Movement in the Constantly Connected World

Many forces in today's world of big data are driving applications to become more real-time. Data needs to go many places, be sorted and stored in different formats, and used in a wide variety of ways. Capturing high volume data streams inside and outside datacenters can be complicated and expensive using traditional software messaging middleware on general purpose servers. In order to realize the full value of “big data” some organizations are switching to real-time message-oriented middleware appliances... Read More

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