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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.

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.

Self-serve BI is key according to 2015 Gartner BI & Analytics Summit

The 2015 Gartner BI & Analytics Summit just wrapped up and everyone is buzzing about it. One of the key takeaways from the summit according to many attendees is how very critical self-serve business intelligence has become in terms of getting your organization to adopt BI.

Self-serve BI is key according to 2015 Gartner BI & Analytics Summit

The 2015 Gartner BI & Analytics Summit just wrapped up and everyone is buzzing about it. One of the key takeaways from the summit according to many attendees is how very critical self-serve business intelligence has become in terms of getting your organization to adopt BI.

Gartner BI and Analytics Summit

The Gartner BI and Analytics Summit is coming up soon – it’s barely a month away! This year it takes place on March 9th and 10th in London, UK.

The summit is going to be chock-full of amazing speakers,

Did you miss our interview?

Forward View magazine interviewed Jeremy Jackson, co-founder and CEO of simpleBI, and asked him about simpleBI and how we meet the unique needs of small- to medium-sized businesses. Did you miss it? You can listen to the podcast or read a transcript over at Forward View magazine.

simpleBI patches for the Heartbleed Bug

simpleBI is happy to announce that we have patched all of our servers in order to protect our clients from vulnerabilities due to the Heartbleed Bug.

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software.

Fear of Change

Last time we spoke about “Slow Decision Making” and the effect it has on business. This week we talk about the last two items in our series –  Dissemination of Data –  and probably most important – 

Slow Decision Making

In the last few posts, I’ve been talking about some of the common problems that make it difficult for organizations to meet core objectives, such as persisting with outdated systems for all the right (yet wrong) reasons, and how key information gets trapped between data silos.

Silos are great for farming, not so great for data

In the last post, I talked about outdated operational IT systems making it difficult for organizations to meet core objectives. Today, I am going to look at the problem of data silos.

As we saw last post,

Fear, pigeons, and other key business concerns – what’s holding you back?

 
Over the past 15 years of working in the Business Intelligence industry, I’ve worked with all sorts of different organizations. Whether they differ in size and scale, technology, or industry, there seems to be several common factors that keep cropping up that make these organizations struggle with meeting some of their core objectives.