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29 April 2020
29 April 2020

Implementing a Data Quality Monitoring Framework

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For any Business Intelligence solution to be useful for analytical and decision-making purposes, it is imperative that the underlying data quality is good so, that reports generated are reliable to make business decisions. This article from Imran Quadri Syed walks the through steps involved to implement a successful Data Quality Monitoring framework that would validate incoming data against predefined data quality rules and capture data quality metrics.… Read more
08 April 2020
08 April 2020

Technology Makes a Difference

I’ve been working from home for several years, so I’m used to it. Many people who have never thought of doing this have found themselves working from home the past few weeks. Companies who have never given their employees a chance to work remotely are finding that it’s possible. Setting up remote workers is not … Read more
03 January 2020
03 January 2020

Using Calendars and Dates in Power BI

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You can use a host of time-intelligence functions in DAX to calculate everything from simple year-to-date totals to moving averages and average opening and closing balances. In this article, Andy Brown shows how to model various scenarios with calendars and dates, and how to get around some of the issues you may encounter. … Read more
04 December 2019
04 December 2019

Distractions at Work

Many jobs in technology, especially those that involve writing code, take concentration and focus. It’s often called being “in the zone.” For me, it feels like I’m inside a bubble where time goes at a different pace than the rest of the world. In fact, the rest of the world seems to disappear when I’m … Read more
03 December 2019
03 December 2019

Do You Have REFERENCES?

The logic for referential integrity can be implemented in application code, but to make sure that it is enforced, include foreign key constraints in the database design instead. In this article, Joe Celko talks about the history of references in SQL and the options available today. … Read more