Advanced QlikView Security Permissions

Advanced QlikView Security Permissions

When developing dashboards that display sensitive information, there are often a variety of security requirements that must be considered during design and development. These requirements depend on the number and types of users and the structure of the business. Very commonly, some users should have access to only a subset of data while others should be able to view all of the data. …

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Power your Project Management with Power Query

Power your Project Management with Power Query

When running a project, every project manager (PM) maintains a task list, in some form or fashion, to be able to track their progress. Sometimes the PM manages and maintains one task list; however, when projects scale, more complex tracking techniques are needed. A common problem for PMs is the need to consolidate data from several teams, in the form of task lists, status reports or weekly...

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Three Common Errors in Predictive Analytics and How to Solve Them

Three Common Errors in Predictive Analytics and How to Solve Them

Using statistical and predictive techniques on datasets can generate key insights that businesses may otherwise never realize. The power of such techniques has been a feature of modern analytics that many large companies have been investing in. Still, with all of this energy, talent, and capital flowing into predictive analytics, there have been some growing pains associated with it.…

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Data for Good: Tackling the Open Data Movement

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend O’Reilly’s Strata Conference as a representative of West Monroe’s Advanced Analytics team. Strata focuses on trends in Big Data and Analytics, two of the hottest topics in the technology world today. At Strata, I was exposed to emerging Big Data architectures and design patterns, and had the chance to meet passionate and influential technologists in...

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A Look Into the Life of an Advanced Analytics Intern at West Monroe Partners

As we approach the end of our 12 week internship with the Advanced Analytics practice at West Monroe Partners, we’re reflecting on the journey and what we learned during the summer. The two of us accepted our offer to join the Advanced Analytics team without knowing what all to expect. We both knew very little about consulting as a whole, but were very intrigued by the unique technology...

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From the Windy City to the Twin Cities – Transferring within West Monroe

Since starting my career at West Monroe Partners in June 2013, I always imagined I might transfer to another office – I just didn’t think it would happen this soon. On April 1st, I officially joined the Minneapolis office. After 21 months at our corporate headquarters in Chicago, it was time for me to start the next chapter of my personal and professional journey.…

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Big Data May Not Be the Answer

There. I said it. It’s difficult to imagine the possibility when it comes to the buzz around the topic these days. But to be fair, I suppose it really depends on the questions being asked. We’re hearing more and more from our customers about interest in Big Data and the associated buzzwords (namely Hadoop), but there continues to be confusion about what Big Data really is and what problems the...

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Data to Dashboard: Making sense of Big Data

Our Advanced Analytics  team’s obsession with the NFL led us on an ambitious journey to collect NFL Twitter data with the hopes to gather some useful insights. As the weeks went by, millions of tweets were collected. With this data being amassed, we established the arduous objective to understand the type of events that surround large influxes of tweets.…

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Data & Football: Using Big Data & Analytics to Visualize NFL Twitter Trends

Data & Football: Using Big Data & Analytics to Visualize NFL Twitter Trends

When I was growing up, my dad used to tell me “Work on something you love and it will never feel like work.” In our Advanced Analytics practice, our team shares a common love of data and complex problems.  We work on exciting challenges, pulling together experiences to determine the right tool for the job and deliver uncommon results. …

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SKU Rationalization: The Need for a Holistic Approach in a Customer-Sensitive Marketplace

Retail merchandising decisions are often tough to make. The evolution of an increasingly competitive marketplace has forced retailers to take a hard look at the products they sell to see if it really makes sense to offer them from a business perspective. Additionally, multiple studies have shown that the sales floor is disproportionally occupied by products that collectively only make up a...

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Regulatory Risk Assessment and Management

David South, Jack Winter, and I hosted a webinar (slides are available on our website) on July 9th presenting “the business case” for using an enterprise risk management (ERM) approach to planning compliance with the proposed EPA Clean Power Plan (CPP) rules. Participants reacted favorably to this approach. In further developing the ERM model, we are now adding to our collection of power plant...

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