The conventional wisdom has it that American manufacturing is beginning to die. Plant closings, mass layoffs, and rusting industrial cities are now supposed to characterize that portion of our economy. When you look at the actual data, however, this grim picture shows anything but the truth.
We are literally drowning in data. Every day, the combined efforts of humans, businesses, and automated processes generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. We are still only approaching the upslope of an exponential curve, however.
“Big Data” is already really big, and as the Internet of things expands, we can expect an even greater deluge of data. Luckily researchers and scientists have come up with new and intriguing ways to make use of all that data.
One of the common needs expressed by KiZAN’s clients involves embedding Power BI reports into existing applications, websites, and portals in order to equip them with powerful business intelligence capabilities. In certain scenarios, Power BI reports not only need to be embedded into the application but also need to interact with the application to provide relevant information to the user.
We all want to make good business decisions. They are crucial to the success of our enterprises. The quality of our decisions stem from two factors:
1. Sound decision processes and skills.
This is why we get MBAs and continue to learn and study all our lives.
2. Good (true) knowledge (data) of the environment and situations which command our attention.
If you make a sound decision based on incorrect or the wrong data, you will get a bad decision and possibly a bad outcome.
If you are reading this, then it’s a safe bet you are wondering about using Microsoft Power BI, and I’d like the chance to convince you to give it a shot.
As a Data Analyst, I find Microsoft Power BI to be a fantastic tool that can handle most of the analytics pipeline. It goes from ingesting and modeling data to presenting it as dashboards and sharing the dashboards with the people who care about them.
"Are we taking full advantage of our data?"
"What would we learn if we could consolidate, analyze and share data from all of our sources?"
"How would my business grow if everyone in our company had access to valuable insights?"
"Can we afford to provide cutting edge business intelligence tools to our users? Can we afford not to…?"
Have you ever asked yourself one or more of these questions?
- Do I have resources in Azure that are unused?
- Where are my Azure costs coming from which applications or departments should be responsible for those costs?
- Who made what changes to my Azure environment and when did they make them?
- Are my Azure resources configured to meet security policy?
- Are people attacking my Azure services? If so from where and how?
- What should I do to ensure my environment is secure from known and unknown threats and attacks?
If so, you probably know that getting answers out of the Azure portal has been less than easy.