Maximizing The Potential of Business Data with Power BI and Azure

Maximizing The Potential of Business Data with Power BI and Azure

While many organizations know what they should or would like to be doing with their business data, most still only use this data outside their everyday operations for things like yearly planning sessions or monthly reviews. A major reason for this is that many organizations simply aren't aware of how real-time visualization of data can produce actionable insights that can be used every day, or even how to make such capabilities a reality Today, organizations everywhere are dealing with an explosion of data. As this volume of data grows, technologically savvy organizations demand an end-to-end analytics solution that is fast, secure, and easy-to-use so they can quickly turn their data into actionable insights.  Power BI and Azure offer an unmatched combination for analytics that enables organizations to maximize the potential of their data. With Azure, companies can take data that is being ingested into Power BI and use Azure to perform real-time analytics, leverage AI to improve business processes, and more.  By using Power BI with...
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Azure Database Migration

Azure Database Migration

The ability to innovate is what separates long-term successful businesses from the pack. However, a business can have all the game-changing innovative ideas in the world, but it won’t do them any good unless they are actually implemented.  SitePro gained a competitive advantage by combining onsite sensors and data collection with online data processing and management using Microsoft Azure. As a result, they were able to provide faster and more effective service to their customers, which in turn strengthened the offerings of their customers. It's a win for everyone. “We realized we were leaving too many good ideas on the side,” Aaron Phillips, President and CEO, SitePro.  SitePro, a software platform that supports oil and gas facilities, knew that to power the kind of data collection and usage they imagined, they were going to need to switch from an onsite infrastructure to a scalable cloud service. They found the solution they were looking for in Microsoft Azure.  Now, they alone can provide data services that usually require multiple companies to perform, and they are passing on those benefits in cost savings and efficiencies...
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Practical Power BI Dashboard Design In 60 Seconds

Practical Power BI Dashboard Design In 60 Seconds

As one of the premier data visualization tools for the enterprise, Microsoft Power BI can become an indispensable tool. However, to make the most of Power BI, you must first consider your audience. Here are a few tips to help you build the best dashboard for your business. Power BI is a dashboard tool to monitor the current state of your data using the included reports. Make sure to avoid unnecessary information - your users may experience information-overload. Dashboards are intended to be used at a glance, your tiles need to be properly organized using the full-screen mode. Try resizing your tiles to prioritize key metrics - larger tiles are naturally seen as more important. Place the most important metric in the top left corner as it will be where viewers will start using the dashboard. If you need a bit more help designing your dashboard, here are a few books: Information Dashboard Design by Stephen Few Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte Advanced...
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