Power BI: Actionable Insights Recap

The new age of self-service analytics requires a trustworthy centralized version of the truth that is readily accessible to business users with various needs and levels of technical expertise. At Peters & Associates, we harness the power of Microsoft’s Business Intelligence stack to provide strategic Business Intelligence solutions leveraging Microsoft Azure, SQL Server, and Power [...]

By | 2018-12-18T10:45:25+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|0 Comments

Transform your Business with PowerBI (Overview 1:10)

Business Intelligence (BI) is more than just fancy dashboards or reports. BI solutions can truly help workers at all levels of an organization make more informed decisions and make them faster. However, too often organizations focus too much on the technology and not enough on the data or the business objectives and metrics that are [...]

By | 2018-12-18T10:55:24+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Transform your Business with PowerBI (Overview 1:10)

Illinois ASBO Conference – Leverage Data for Effective Business Decisions

I recently had the privilege of presenting at the 2018 IASBO Conference. The Illinois Association of School Business Officials is a professional and collaborative association dedicated to providing their members the tools, resources, and services that promote the effective use of educational resources and best practices in school business management.  In alignment with that mission, [...]

By | 2018-12-18T10:55:58+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Illinois ASBO Conference – Leverage Data for Effective Business Decisions

Let’s Talk Turkey – Overstuffed with Too Much Data?

It has been said that more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race.  We are now using terms like Big Data and zettabytes on a daily basis.  Business Intelligence tools make it easier than ever to mine through the massive amounts of raw [...]

By | 2018-12-18T10:57:42+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Let’s Talk Turkey – Overstuffed with Too Much Data?

Power BI Apps – A Roadmap to Improved Deployments and Enterprise Scalability

A source of frustration for many people as they have scaled out Power BI deployments was their ability to manage and distribute content efficiently and effectively.  On May 3, 2017, Microsoft announced their solution to this problem: Power BI apps. They also released a roadmap for future development.  In this blog post, I will describe [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:00:04+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Power BI Apps – A Roadmap to Improved Deployments and Enterprise Scalability

Using Data to Succeed in a Competitive Industry

Earlier this year, Peters & Associates and the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) began a partnership through Microsoft’s Community Connections program. Together, we’re providing guidance and advice to NSGA’s member organizations on leveraging technology to improve their businesses. The NSGA is an industry group made up of manufacturers and retailers of sporting equipment and accessories. [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:00:14+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Using Data to Succeed in a Competitive Industry

Time to Spring Clean (your Business Intelligence solution!)

The weather is getting nicer, the birds are chirping, flowers are starting to bloom – time for some spring cleaning (and allergies…)! We often focus on cleaning out our homes or desks and getting rid of physical clutter, but when was the last time you cleaned up your Business Intelligence (BI) solution? Let’s put on [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:00:37+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Time to Spring Clean (your Business Intelligence solution!)

Manufacturing Meets Security

In April of 2015, NIST published the first public draft of something called SP800-171 which describes requirements for protecting controlled unclassified information on nonfederal information systems and organizations.  The government also published a regulation (DFARS 252.204-7012) that states that any entity that collects, develops, receives, transmits, uses, or stores defense information in support of [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:15:27+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Manufacturing Meets Security

Can You Make the PIPA Compliance Cut?

The traditional business way of looking at information and cyber security has been focused on a data or record cost basis.  Makes sense after all - algorithmic connections between revenue, liability, and data are fairly easily created and central to the processes of many organizations.  Likewise, business processes are often built around information and data [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:15:50+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Can You Make the PIPA Compliance Cut?

Anatomy of a Cyber Attack: Risks and Threat Mitigation

There are several ways your business should protect itself from a cyber attack.  A panel of experts was assembled to discuss these issues from various angles: Technical – Bruce Ward, VP of Business Strategy at Peters & Associates, discussed common security controls organizations employ to minimize risks from cyber-attacks. Legal - Todd Rowe, partner at Tressler, LLP, discussed [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:15:59+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Anatomy of a Cyber Attack: Risks and Threat Mitigation