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18 06, 2015

Top 5 challenges faced by Franchisees

Franchisees are often seen to be in an enviable position, they reap the benefits of backing from a large corporation; capitalising on the economies of s...
17 06, 2015

Is Service Oriented Architecture really an egg?

“Presented with an egg, a farmer might envision a chick; a cook might envision an omelette; and a child might envision a brightly painted Easter decor...
15 06, 2015

Handling null dates in SQL Server Analysis Services cubes

In BI solutions you often have valid business scenarios where the dates are nulls.   Examples are delivery dates for sales orders and cancellation dat...
12 05, 2015

Money a Guarantee for Innovation?

From childhood F1 has been a passion of mine. As I experience more in life and in business the romance and passion around the sport fades and I find the...
6 05, 2015

Presentation to A-Level Computing Students at Poynton High School

Recently I had the privilege of talking about SQL Server with a group of A-Level computing students at Poynton High School in Cheshire.  Evidently keen...
23 04, 2015

How to help employees thrive during your cloud migration

It’s important to make sure that the move to the cloud is a positive experience for your employees, and doesn’t negatively affect their productivity...
20 04, 2015

Wearable Tech Meets Kaplan and Norton

There are many greats that have shaped our business thinking today. Mintzberg, Drucker, Porter, Prahalad, and of course the great Kaplan and Norton. The...
16 04, 2015

Keep Guid when importing records in Microsoft Dynamics CRM – CRM Configuration Migration Tool

When implementing a Microsoft Dynamics CRM the majority of your customizations can be packed into solutions. You then export the solutions and import th...
14 04, 2015

5 ways to streamline your business practices by moving to the Cloud

Moving to the Cloud is a great opportunity to improve the way your business works. It’s also an opportunity to change how you get things done by takin...
10 04, 2015

DIY BI? Don’t forget the data! And know where you are headed

Is self-service BI really here, and empowering non-technical business users to find out what they want, when they want? Steve Sydee thinks it isn’t -...