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Return on Data – InnoTech Download

Thank you to all who attended today’s ‘Return on Data’ session at the 10th Annual InnoTech in Oklahoma City. This session helps chart the waters through the sea of options when working with data. IT departments need tools to turn data into useful information for users. Instead of ROI, this session talks about ‘Return on […]

Startup Super Powers You Need

In November Cognitive Information will celebrate 9 years in business. This is quite an accomplishment considering that x% of new companies fail in the first year. In my recent presentation about ‘So You Want to Be a SQL Consultant’ we discussed the challenges of starting a company. In this article, I give an update on […]

Want to Be a SQL BI Consultant?

Presentation Download for OKC SQL User Group. At the February meeting of the OKC SQL User Group, I presented a session on what it takes to become a consultant.

Data Problems? Get Help

After a short hiatus from consulting, I am once again available for short or long term consulting projects. We also offer onsite training and desk-side mentoring for database issues.

My Intro to SQLFamily

By trade, I’m a Cognos BI developer that jumped the fence to MS SQL BI a few years ago. My first encounter with SQLfamily was at SQL Saturday #63, April 2, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. First SQL Saturdays and SQL Rally I came to a SQL Saturay #63 pre-con to learn more about the BI […]

Time Value of Data

Data has a value and a cost to the business, based on the latency of the data and the needs of the business.

SQL Saturday #300 Kansas City, MO 2014

This is my second year at SQL Saturday in Kansas City.  I thoroughly enjoy the people and of course the BBQ Crawl.  This year my hands down favorite was Q39.   Of course that’s not what your’e here for, so here is the synopsis and download for the BI Basics session.  This slide deck has been […]

PASS Summit 2013 – A First-timer’s Experience

An overview of PASS Summit 2013 from the eyes of a first timer.

Sharing SQL 2012 data in SharePoint 2013

Microsoft SharePoint is a collaboration software that provides a web based portal for business intelligence, content management and document sharing. In this session get an overview of the basics of sharing a SQL table as a ‘List’ using Sharepoint and SSIS. Next we move on to fun stuff of integrating SQL Server Reporting Services integration. Finally we look at how to give users dynamic PowerPivot analysis in a dashboard.

Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse Consulting

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