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Beyondsoft Consulting Achieves AWS Big Data and Analytics Competency Status

2021-02-01T08:29:35-08:00

Beyondsoft’s BigData consulting team proposed a solution using Vertica, a columnar database on AWS. Bringing into AWS helped with added scalability, elasticity and performance that the customer was looking for

Beyondsoft Consulting Achieves AWS Big Data and Analytics Competency Status2021-02-01T08:29:35-08:00

Tableau: Maximizing Insights Within your Organization

2020-05-07T09:51:17-07:00

This blog was originally posted to the Piraeus Consulting blog on November 24th, 2015 and may contain out-of-date information. BI in Layers This is an exciting and difficult time in Business Intelligence. The tools available are advancing at a breathtaking rate while best practices are changing equally as fast. While the tools promise to take […]

Tableau: Maximizing Insights Within your Organization2020-05-07T09:51:17-07:00

Tableau Vizable: 5 Things You Should Know

2020-05-07T09:51:25-07:00

This blog was originally posted to the Piraeus Consulting blog on March 14th, 2016 and may contain out-of-date information. At their October user conference, Tableau unveiled their new visualization app: Vizable. Vizable is built for the iPad and promises to empower non-professionals to represent spreadsheets visually and to manipulate data in easy-to-use charts and graphs. Dave […]

Tableau Vizable: 5 Things You Should Know2020-05-07T09:51:25-07:00

Understanding Conceptual Data Models by Data Modeling my Band

2020-05-07T09:51:33-07:00

This blog was originally posted to the Piraeus Consulting blog on May 31st, 2016 and may contain out-of-date information. Recently, I attended a brown bag where one of our senior consultants, let’s call her Michelle, outlined the basics of conceptual and logical data models. I’m nowhere near Michelle’s level of technical expertise, but I still […]

Understanding Conceptual Data Models by Data Modeling my Band2020-05-07T09:51:33-07:00

Tableau Software vs. Microsoft Power BI

2020-05-07T09:51:41-07:00

This blog was originally posted to the Piraeus Consulting blog on August 21st, 2014 and may contain out-of-date information. As BI professionals, we rarely lack software to support our work, but we often do lack information relevant to helping us select the right software for the right need. In its 2013 rollout of Power BI, […]

Tableau Software vs. Microsoft Power BI2020-05-07T09:51:41-07:00

The Ad Hoc Mindset

2020-05-07T09:52:18-07:00

In the Business Intelligence (BI) world, there’s a great deal of focus on long-term report development without much focus on ad hoc as a unique development process. As new tools such as power BI, PowerPivot, and tabular models now allow for significantly improved self-service BI experiences, some of the need traditionally served by ad hoc […]

The Ad Hoc Mindset2020-05-07T09:52:18-07:00

6 Reasons Your IT Gap Holds Back Digital Transformation

2020-05-07T09:52:33-07:00

For the last 15 years, I have focused on identifying and building new solutions that solve unique problems for public and private sector organizations. In that time, I have come across many obstacles causes gaps and finger-pointing between business and IT teams. Many of these gaps have delayed or impeded progress, thus causing quite a […]

6 Reasons Your IT Gap Holds Back Digital Transformation2020-05-07T09:52:33-07:00

Exploring Normalization In Logical Data Models

2020-05-07T09:53:44-07:00

As an Information Architect, I have built Conceptual and Logical Data Models (CDM and LDM, respectively) for different business applications and infrastructures for many years. On these projects, I have experienced many different kinds of data abstraction and normalization scenarios. 

Exploring Normalization In Logical Data Models2020-05-07T09:53:44-07:00

How I Learned To Be A Better Communicator

2020-05-07T09:53:51-07:00

This past spring, I watched my fiancé graduate from Nursing School. Being present through her process, some of what she learned transferred to me. I began reflecting on how much I learned about the healthcare field and how it relates to business.

How I Learned To Be A Better Communicator2020-05-07T09:53:51-07:00
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