All posts by: Kevin Carter

In a stroke of marketing genius, data tools providers have begun to focus their identity around the term “Business Intelligence”. The result is that the market for these types of tools has grown significantly and isn’t projected to slow down....
Continue Reading →
“Everything’s fine today, that is our illusion.” – Voltaire What if you could start with a blank canvas when it comes to crafting technology solutions for the business problems you face? Van Gogh says that a blank canvas stares back...
Continue Reading →
Lots of clients ask me to assess their current situation and recommend steps to help them become a more mature business intelligence provider for their internal consumers. One of the first steps is to help identify what makes an organization mature....
Continue Reading →
The role of the IT leader is changing daily. We have to be comfortable with a new kind of role with different challenges and objectives. Picture in your mind a set of steps. At the bottom step is Service Delivery....
Continue Reading →
Use DIVIDE in measure calculations instead of a/b if there is any chance the denominator can be null or zero.  DIVIDE will automatically clean up divide by zero and other issues that normally throw errors out in Excel. Names must...
Continue Reading →
I was setting up SharePoint 2013 with SQL Server 2012 SP1.  I ran into an error that started with “rsCannotRetrieveModel” whenever I would try to create a Power View report from a PowerPivot workbook.  With all the reporting services and...
Continue Reading →
If you want to filter a tablix in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 to exclude rows that match a certain value, you find that there is no option available to make that work. There is a “Like” option, but...
Continue Reading →
From time to time, you may encounter problems with the SQL 2008/2008 R2 ReportViewer web part when you try to use it within a page in SharePoint 2010. You may get errors, blank pages or just an overall lack of...
Continue Reading →
I have seen lots of posts on how to build a date string for expressions that set the SQL Statement that will be executed in Data Pumps for example. You might need to do that if you are working with...
Continue Reading →
After setting up a new BizTalk 2010 server at a client site, we immediately began getting these errors when trying to decrypt and validate messages coming from our trading partners. The fix for us was to not only make sure...
Continue Reading →
Contact us

Send us an email, and we'll get back to as soon as possible.

Questions, issues or concerns? I'd love to help you!

Click ENTER to chat