What Is the Ideal Microsoft Azure Cloud Stack

by Mark Peterman
What Is the Ideal Microsoft Azure Cloud Stack? Microsoft Azure offers a set of cloud solutions to build, deploy, and manage applications. Azure continues to evolve and offer new features for existing services, as well as roll out entirely new services. It can be a challenge for your development team…
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15 Statistics That Prove the Power of Data Visualization

by Mark Peterman
‘A picture tells a thousand words’ said Frederick R. Barnard in 1921. Almost 100 years later Barnard’s statement has, if anything, become more true. Today’s world is one of data. Thanks to the rise of computing and the internet we now generate more ‘information’ than we ever have before. What’s…
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The Growing Importance of Good Data Governance in the BI Age

by Mark Peterman
Where would we as a society be without good governance? Presumably we’d still be hunting and gathering while throwing rocks at neighboring tribes if they dared to wander too close. Good governance allows for a group of people to all put their shoulders to the wheel and push in the…
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6 Lessons Learned Serving the Foodbank

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The CSG team took a break from writing software for our clients one morning in September. We spent that time serving the St. Louis community by packing boxes of food for distribution at the St. Louis Foodbank. It was a great experience. One that I expect we’ll repeat again soon.…
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Does Your Business Need a Data Warehouse?

by Mark Peterman
With businesses the world over beginning to understand the value of data and the knowledge and insights that can come from dataanalysis, more and more choose to capitalize on the opportunities that it offers up. A data warehouse is exactly what it says on the label– a repository of data,…
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The Ultimate Data Strategy: The Key Elements

by Mark Peterman
Inspired by this recent Harvard Business Review article, over the past few weeks we’ve had a close look at modern day data strategy. We’ve spoken at length about data truth,  data architectures, striking a difference between defense and offense and the value that a Chief Data Officer can bring to…
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