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The Truth about Cloud Price-Performance

IBM has published a thoroughly in-depth paper looking at the costs of doing business in the cloud as well as performance expectations and realities. The paper is titled: “The Truth about Cloud Price-Performance: How Misperceptions about Service Costs Can Derail Your Cloud Strategy”

Join the free WebEx: How IBM Cloud can transform your business

On August 19th, @Assimil8 and IBM VP @Simonlporter are hosting a free WebEx on cloud computing, IBM Softlayer, and how these two things can help you achieve business process improvement outcomes.

So what exactly is a data silo and why is it a bad thing?

Most businesses have a multitude of different systems generating data every day, like Salesforce, Quickbooks, or even applications that they’ve developed in-house. These applications are tremendously useful to the departments that use them, and those departments use the data they produce as the foundation for decision-making and goal-setting activities.

A very special day

We love our CEO. He’s a great guy in so many ways. Smart, talented, dedicated, and a lot of fun to be around.

This past weekend, we had the enormous pleasure of celebrating a hugely significant event.

A very special day

We love our CEO. He’s a great guy in so many ways. Smart, talented, dedicated, and a lot of fun to be around.

This past weekend, we had the enormous pleasure of celebrating a hugely significant event.

What’s really influencing your business?

We all like to believe that we understand how our business works. We know the product, we know the process, we even know the customer. But do we really understand how it all works?

It’s easy enough to come up with generalities.

Throwback Thursday: simpleBI and PODS webinar

Looking back into our archives, a little over a year ago, we were invited by IT in Canada to be the final presenter of their webinar series. During the live webinar,  Jeremy Jackson (CEO and co-founder of simpleBI),

simpleBI is accessible anywhere you are: at the office, at home, or even on the road.
simpleBI is accessible anywhere you are: at the office, at home, or even on the road.

Throwback Thursday: simpleBI and PODS webinar

Looking back into our archives, a little over a year ago, we were invited by IT in Canada to be the final presenter of their webinar series. During the live webinar,  Jeremy Jackson (CEO and co-founder of simpleBI),

Turning data into profits

Your business collects data every day. Data on customers, on products, on transactions, and more. Individually, each piece of data is important information. Taken all together, the data can be tremendously significant and insightful… or it can just be noise.

FAQ Friday: Event notifications

FAQ Fridays are where we address some of the more common questions we get asked over the course of the week. Have a question you want us to answer? Just comment below, reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook,

FAQ Friday: Event notifications

FAQ Fridays are where we address some of the more common questions we get asked over the course of the week. Have a question you want us to answer? Just comment below, reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook,

Does business intelligence really help you work smarter?

Occasionally, we get asked if all the hype about business intelligence is true–does BI really help you work smarter? Most businesses, particularly small- to medium-sized businesses, don’t realize how convoluted and labour-intensive their information systems are until they see a good BI solution in action.

Alerts and notifications let you ignore your business without worry

These days, everyone is busy. A thousand things press urgently upon us day after day and sometimes we lose track of things we really should be on top of. Luckily, when it comes to your business information,

Alerts and notifications let you ignore your business without worry

These days, everyone is busy. A thousand things press urgently upon us day after day and sometimes we lose track of things we really should be on top of. Luckily, when it comes to your business information,