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Business Intelligence for Marketers

April 23, 2018

Business Intelligence (BI) tools take all of that data you have in many places throughout your network and analyze them. Through this, important insights can be gleaned - a handy tool for any department. Marketing teams in particular can capitalize on this information by applying it to their campaigns for purposes of targeting and understanding ROI. Today’s customer uses all available channels and resources to research a product, and through Business Intelligence, a marketer can make sure they [...]

Yes, You Should Update Your Phone

April 9, 2018

It seems like every time we turn around, there’s another notification on our smartphone to run an update. It can be a hassle, it can be annoying, but it’s also necessary. Many people put off phone updates or avoid them completely, but we’re here to tell you that’s not a great idea. The number one reason you should stay on top of your phone updates is because of security. Software systems are incredibly complex and none are perfect – flaws exist. Hackers know this and they try hard d [...]

Microsoft Teams – The New Kid on the Block

April 4, 2018

There’s a new kid in the tech town and its name is Microsoft Teams.  Ok, so technically Teams had its first birthday this past March, but since it has debuted it has taken collaboration to a whole new level.  Straight from Microsoft’s mouth, Teams is the new chat-based workspace in Office 365. Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations, and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more.  Here a [...]

Handling Unix timestamps and DST in Power BI

April 3, 2018

I recently had a dataset in Power BI that contained Unix timestamps that I needed to convert into local time and take into account daylight savings time. I looked around for a bit, but I could find a cut and dry example for a simple way to do this, so I decided to make share my solution. First I’m going to make a simple data model using R. If you already have data that you are going to apply this to, you can skip this part. Here is the R code if you wanted to follow along with my examp [...]