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Challenges in productionising machine learning models

Putting machine learning models into operational processes is often trickier than you think.To prove its value, machine learning needs to be used to drive decisions. One way that’s more prevalent today than five years ago is to integrate machin Read More

Analytics scope creep and why it’s a good thing.

Analytics scope creep and why it’s a good thing.

We’ve all been there: you’re on track to deliver your amazing Analytics project and the business changes their mind. The user acceptance criteria have changed and now you’re going to miss the deadline and go over budget. And as the Read More

Deer in Analytics Headlights

Deer in Analytics Headlights

Nothing strikes fear into my heart faster than the sight of a stakeholder looking at me, frozen with their own fear, like a deer in headlights.  Never mind that I’m the one metaphorically shining the light in their eyes by talking to them Read More

Create Dashboards people will actually use

Making valuable decisions is one of the most important functions in business. Dashboards are a tool that are used to help make the right decisions. So why are so many dashboards rarely used? Many people suggest that having a good dashboard design en Read More

July Newsletter: Power BI Updates, New Training and More

Read the full Newsletter Here.   Power BI Turns 3 and introduces more exciting features! Can you believe it has been 3 years since the release of Power BI, and how it has changed the analytics landscape for organisations around the world.&nbs Read More

Solution Webinar: Channel Optimisation

Solution Webinar: Channel Optimisation

To truly understand the success of a business requires an accurate and consolidated view of their share of a market. Multi-Channel Sales and Marketing Optimisation leverages Machine Learning and Power BI, and provides the necessary insight to; p Read More

New Training Courses, Azure Cloud Regions, Certifications and more. Quarterly Newsletter April 2018

New Training Courses, Azure Cloud Regions, Certifications and more. Quarterly Newsletter April 2018

Read the full Newsletter Here.   GDPR Compliance in Azure From the 25th of May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in effect.  After allowing a 2 year transition, the GDPR will officially replace the Data Protecti Read More

BizData NYC, New Business Solutions, Cats and AI and more. BizData Quarterly Newsletter.

BizData NYC, New Business Solutions, Cats and AI and more. BizData Quarterly Newsletter.

Read the full Newsletter here.   BizData launches in NYC Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! We are excited to announce the opening of our brand new office in New York City. Packaged Solutions to realise your data potential. We have put to Read More

New Release of Enterprise BI Portal, Drill Through with Power BI and more. BizData Quarterly Newsletter

Read the full Newsletter Here. Introducing Ezra - An Intelligent Chat Bot Accelerator Businesses are increasingly looking to Artificial Intelligence technologies to enable them to better anticipate the needs of customers and internal staff but the Read More

New Sports Performance Platform, Power BI in Azure Analysis Services and more. BizData Quarterly Newsletter

New Sports Performance Platform, Power BI in Azure Analysis Services and more. BizData Quarterly Newsletter

Read the full Newsletter here.   BizData awarded Finalist at the Worldwide Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards Program Microsoft announced the 2017 Partner of the Year winners and finalists this quarter, with BizData taking out a Finalist sp Read More

Back it Up. Disaster Recovery in Azure

Back it Up.  Disaster Recovery in Azure

Hi Everyone. I hope you had a good week. The topic for the next few weeks is Backup / Disaster Recovery / Migration of workloads to Azure VM's.   Azure Recovery Services is a management tool that enables organisation to configure and mana Read More

The complete Script: Create a VM in Azure

Hi Everyone and Happy Friday. Before starting a new topic next week, you can find below a complete script to create VM's in Azure Resource Manager:   # Authenticate to Azure Account Login-AzureRmAccount # Select an Azure subscription   Read More

Azure 360: PowerShell Commands

Azure 360: PowerShell Commands

Hi Everyone. Let's explore some PowerShell commands to make our VM creation script more functional and scalable. Once we logged into Azure account with: PS:>Login-AzureRmAccount We need to select which subscription we would like to pe Read More

Power BI Pricing Changes, Power BI On-Premises and more - BizData Quarterly Newsletter

Power BI Pricing Changes, Power BI On-Premises and more - BizData Quarterly Newsletter

Read Full Newsletter Here.   Power BI Premium has Arrived Microsoft announced today the launch of "Power BI Premium" which brings with it a number of substantial changes including a brand new licensing model allowing Power BI Pro Users to pub Read More

Creating a VM in Azure: Naming Conventions and Limitations

Hi Everyone. Today I will link couple of the previously discussed subjects together: ·        Naming Convention ·        Azure Portal Limitations If you followed t Read More

Setting up an Azure VM. You're almost there!

Hi everyone. It's time to start looking at the component level of Azure IaaS. So, Where do we start? If you do not have an Azure subscription, you can sign up for a one at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/. You get a generous $260  to pla Read More

Azure 360. Managed Disks vs Storage Accounts

Azure 360. Managed Disks vs Storage Accounts

Today, I would like to discuss a subject that all my clients asking me about: Managed Disks vs. Storage accounts. Should you make the move or not? Yes, but…. Managed disks support only LRS (Locally redundant storage). If you require to repli Read More

Azure 360. Understanding Azure Resources

Welcome back and Happy Friday. First quarter of 2017 is already gone! One of the main selling point of the cloud is the "unlimited resources" pitch. But is it unlimited? Can I go out now, get myself a Pay-As-You-Go subscription and run up 5000 D15 t Read More

Azure 360. Tags in Azure

Azure 360.  Tags in Azure

Welcome Back. I hope you had a great week. Let's pick up from where we left last time. After planning carefully the naming convention and grouping assets using resource groups, there might be a need to further group assets for variety of reasons. Mi Read More

Azure 360. Governance in Azure

Hi Everyone. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I will be writing weekly about Microsoft Azure public cloud. This blog is not aimed at comparing other clouds to Azure, or promoting it over other clouds. I strongly believe that the choice sho Read More

Power BI Custom Visuals

Power BI Custom Visuals

We are proud to announce the launch of two brilliant Custom Power BI Visuals available for you to download today.  Created by our talented Solution Advisory Team, the downloads include a sample Power BI desktop file demonstrating how the visual Read More

Calendar KPIs

The Calendar visual allows you to display your data on a Calendar. Displaying one calendar month at a time, each date shows the value of the selected measure on that day.  KPIs can also be added to the visual so that the shading on each date ind Read More

Parallel Co-ordinates

The Parallel Coordinates visual is a line chart which plots values over multiple dimensions rather than over a continuous series. Each data point has its own vertical axis and can therefore plot data which have different scales and formats. The paral Read More

BizData makes the AFR top 50 Most Innovative Companies 2016

BizData makes the AFR top 50 Most Innovative Companies 2016

The Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Companies List was announced last night, and we are proud to announce that BizData came in at number 32 in our first year of entry. With over 1000 nominations this year, the list ranks the most innov Read More

Creating a Calendar Table in Power BI

Calendar dimensions are necessary to enable time intelligence functions in Power BI to work. However, they are not always available from the source system you are using for the model. There have been many blog posts and articles about how to get arou Read More

BizData — MAPA 2016 Finalist

BizData has again been named a finalist in the 2016 MAPA Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for the category of Excellence in Business Insights and Data. The company was selected from a national field of top Microsoft Partners for Read More

BizData recognized as winner for 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Business Intelligence

BizData recognized as winner for 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Business Intelligence  [Melbourne, VIC], [Australia] — June 3rd, 2015 — BizData today announced it has won the 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. The c Read More

BizData announced as Microsoft Business Intelligence Partner of the Year and Data Platform Partner of the Year

  Watch the Video Here BizData has been announced as both Business Intelligence and Data Platform partner of the year by Microsoft Australia. The Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA) recognises the best in class for all Microsoft Partners Read More