Archive - Blog Posts on BI Strategy

Scale your Power BI Capacity Up/Down - This is the third article in my series about how to make Power BI Premium more affordable for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).  In my first article I explained the problem and the logic behind how to configure a workable solution. In my second article I provided step by step instructions on how to […] Read More
Excel is the Swiss Army Knife of Business Intelligence - I was recently asked by an Industry Excel expert what made Excel such a compelling product for Business Intelligence, Reporting and Analysis.  As many people know, I have worked in IT as well as commercial business roles over the years, so I have seen ‘both sides’ of the story and hence I am qualified to […] Read More
Excel will save you millions
Why Excel will SAVE you millions - Yesterday I read this post called “Why Excel is costing you millions” by Gayle Ryan.  I have never seen a more misleading and ill informed post about Excel, and I was motivated to provide a response to this article here. Ryan starts out by talking about static reporting, and how that is no longer enough […] Read More