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The Cost of Bad Data - Infographic

Posted May 25, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Bad Data is an epidemic. Pragmatic Works is on a mission to stop bad data with Legitest. We’ve collected some staggering numbers to exhibit how bad data effects your business.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Bowtie Chart

Posted May 25, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module you will learn how to use the Bowtie Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Bowtie Chart visual is designed to show a flow of data from one process or category to another.

Importance of Management Portals in Online Training

Posted May 24, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Have you ever purchased a membership, possibly to a gym, but you no longer use it; and you forget about it and let it renew every month? If you’ve ever done this, it would be great to have an idea of the usage of the membership when it comes time to renew so you know you’re making use of something you’ve invested money in, right?

Why Analytics Now?

Posted May 24, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Analytics allows us to look ahead to the future. Your business will be more profitable and insightful by preparing for the future. Some of the most frequently asked questions from customers are: Why is analytics so important? Why are other companies and customers embracing it?

Need Training? Follow Our Interactive Learning Path

Posted May 22, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Do you need training to keep your skills up-to-date or have a goal to improve your skills for a new BI position? Here’s the problem; there are so many courses to take and you have so much to learn, but you don’t know where to start, right?

The Biggest Challenge in Hiring DBAs, BI Developers and Analysts - Too Many Resumes!

Posted May 19, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Career opportunities for DBA, Data Architects, BI Developers and Analysts are in high demand. Candidates with these skills are the most sought after in IT today. However, according to DICE.COM these roles are overwhelming employers with a large supply of candidates. Usually a balance like this brings harmony, but not if you’re the person responsible for the hiring. Finding the needle in the haystack that fits your technical, cultural and best practice needs can be mission impossible, with major consequences to your projects.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Hierarchy Slicer

Posted May 18, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module you will learn how to use the Hierarchy Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Hierarchy Slicer visual is a great way to filter your data within a hierarchical view.

Opportunities for Your Business Are in the Cloud

Posted May 16, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

If you aren’t using cloud solutions for your business data yet, then you are missing the boat. There are many opportunities to help transform your data and business in the cloud. Here are 3 of the biggest opportunities available by exploring cloud solutions:

Top 5 New Software Features in 2017: Releases 2017.1 and 2017.2

Posted May 12, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Pragmatic Works is continually working to add new features to make our software products even better. We have released hundreds of updates this year, but here we discuss what we consider our top five from the first half of 2017:

Power BI and Data Security - Row Level Security (RLS)

Posted May 12, 2017 by Steve Hughes

As more enterprises adopt Power BI into their BI environment, questions still remain about data security. In his last webinar, our Business Intelligence Architect, Steve Hughes, discussed data security and compliance within the Power BI platform, including data classification, privacy levels and other settings that help manage security.

Expanding on his widespread knowledge of the topic, Steve has written a series of blog posts to answer specific questions about the service. Previous blog posts in this series cover the following topics: data classification, on-premises data gateway, sharing data, as well as compliance and encryption.

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