You may have heard about the release of Qlik Sense Desktop. This is the first product in the Qlik Sense line and it has been generating some excitement in the QlikView community.
I just spent a great three days at the ICAA Business Forum in Melbourne. As an accountant myself who has turned to the world of IT, I was interested to see how far along many accountants are on the road to using business intelligence (BI) and planning software tools.
Many organisations don’t have an enviable track record when it comes to delivering on business intelligence initiatives. Despite choosing the right technology and engaging a team with the right skill set and commitment, a BI project can still easily stall in the pilot stage.
I have just come back from attending the ninth Qlik Global Partner Summit (Qonnections 2014) in Orlando, Florida. One of the main themes at the conference was the preview of QlikView.Next.
QlikView shouldn’t be seen as a special ‘for your eyes only’ desktop tool for the gifted. The QlikView server platform lets an organisation extend the benefits of their existing QlikView applications out to a broader and potentially mobile audience in the business.
I’m a member of a management committee. We have all the usual roles: chairperson, secretary, treasurer, assets, operations, etc. Every meeting has a published agenda, we sign off the last meetings’ minutes. We have five strategic goals and each month we cycle through them.
A keynote address last month by John Rice, Vice Chairman of GE, really nailed some interesting points for the audience, well, me anyway. I have touched on the internet of things previously and John gave a great example from GE.
I’m multi-tasking this morning, blogging from my wind trainer. For those that don’t enjoy this very dull pleasure, it is a stand that allows you to ride your bicycle on the spot, in the garage, lounge room or deck.
Why do marketing metrics matter? Due to the ever-changing macro environment, the roles and responsibilities of marketing departments have also evolved. Gartner has predicted that by 2017, CMOs are anticipated to spend more on IT projects than the CIO of a business.
After many implementations of new accounting systems, CFOs are often surprised that their lives haven’t changed that much despite the expense and upheaval of the project.