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How to select the best self-service BI tool for your business

Domo vs. Power BI vs. Qlik Sense vs. QuickSight vs. Tableau: Self-service BI has become the go-to tool for agile, fluid business decisions. Here’s how to select the right platform for your business.

Written by Martin Heller31 Oct. 17 21:00

6 cloud cost management tips

Looking to avoid monthly cloud sticker shock? A cloud cost management strategy that makes use of containers, capacity pre-purchases and more will help you contain runaway cloud spending.

Written by Martin Heller26 Sept. 17 20:00

10 signs you’re ready for AI — but might not succeed

Not every problem can be solved by machine learning, and not every company is poised to apply AI. Here’s how to know whether your IT organization is ready to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence.

Written by Martin Heller29 Aug. 17 20:00

10 hot data analytics trends — and 5 going cold

Big data, machine learning, data science — the data analytics revolution is evolving rapidly. Keep your BA/BI pros and data scientists ahead of the curve with the latest technologies and strategies for data analysis.

Written by Martin Heller07 Aug. 17 20:00

What deep learning really means

GPUs in the cloud put the predictive power of deep neural networks within reach of every developer

Written by Martin Heller06 Feb. 17 22:00

First look: Microsoft's Azure App Services sweeten cloud development

In early March I reviewed the AWS Mobile SDK, Google Firebase, and Microsoft Azure Mobile Services, the mobile back-end service offerings of the three major public clouds. The Microsoft option was a pleasant surprise. I was struck by Microsoft's thoughtful implementation of mobile services and the respect with which the Azure Mobile Services team addressed the needs of app developers without imposing on the choice of solution; thus, we awarded it an Editor's Choice.

Written by Martin Heller02 April 15 00:28

Learn to crunch Big Data with R

A few years ago I was the CTO and co-founder of a startup in the medical practice management software space. One of the problems we were trying to solve was how medical office visit schedules can optimize - everyone's - time. Too often, office visits are scheduled to optimize the physician's time, and patients have to wait way too long in overcrowded waiting rooms in the company of people coughing contagious diseases out their lungs.

Written by Martin Heller11 Feb. 15 22:03

PaaS shoot-out: Cloud Foundry vs. OpenShift

Cloud Foundry shines with broad application support and stellar ease of use, but OpenShift has the edge in management and automation

Written by Martin Heller13 Aug. 14 20:06

Review: Google Chrome wants to be your OS

The Chrome Apps architecture enables native-like apps, written in JavaScript with platform APIs, that load fast, run quickly, and work offline

Written by Martin Heller19 Feb. 14 11:06

Office 365 administration made easy

Going beyond Office 365's native admin GUI, 365 Command provides powerful Exchange admin capabilities without the need to run PowerShell

Written by Martin Heller21 Jan. 14 14:23

Review: Office 365 administration made easy

Going beyond Office 365's native admin GUI, 365 Command provides powerful Exchange admin capabilities without the need to run PowerShell

Written by Martin Heller21 Oct. 13 10:09

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