Tips and Tricks

25 01, 2017

7 Must-Read Tech & Business Insights to Begin 2017!

By | January 25th, 2017|Business Insights, Technical Insights, Tips and Tricks|

We’ve rounded up seven articles buzzing around the internet that we think you’ll like. They cover a variety of different topics within the scope of enterprise business and technical news and insights. We hope you enjoy the reads. Let us know what you think in the comments! Administrators Can Now Visualize Azure AD Insights with [...]

20 01, 2017

Five Ways Sitefinity Makes Web Analytics Easy

By | January 20th, 2017|Business Insights, Tips and Tricks|

  Clients have been overwhelmingly impressed by customized analytics reports implemented in Sitefinity CMS. The reporting capabilities within Sitefinity aim to help mid-size corporations manage and track digital marketing campaigns and other facets of their online strategy. Chateaux’s developers work with clients to identify key performance indicators which allow them to set up the most [...]

25 01, 2016

SAP BO Data Services (BODS) 4.2 – Full SQL Push Down

By | January 25th, 2016|Technical Insights, Tips and Tricks|

By Sam Wuertz, Senior Technologist, and Sudhir Karusala, Business Intelligence Technologist OVERVIEW SAP Business Objects Data Services 4 is a powerful ETL platform. It enables rapid development of complex ETL, and if designed properly, facilitates tremendous throughput of high data volumes. However, proper design requires know-how, and the following may help avoid some hard learned [...]

21 12, 2015

Working with SQL Server Schema Bound Views

By | December 21st, 2015|Technical Insights, Tips and Tricks|

By Sudhir Karusala, Business Intelligence Technologist Environment Scope: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 The purpose of this article is to present an overview of Schema Binding, then explore both the potential benefits and hazards of utilizing indexed views. WHAT IS SCHEMA BINDING? Schema binding refers to the process of associating a database view to underlying [...]

18 11, 2014

Chateaux Technical Insight – MSSQL Backups and Active Directory

By | November 18th, 2014|Technical Insights, Tips and Tricks|

To many partners, Chateaux is a welcome second pair of eyes. Our technical insight stretches from minor hiccups to large scale enterprise architecture engagements. Some of the problems we solve for clients may seem insignificant, but they are issues that can only be solved with years of experience. Recently a client came to us with [...]

20 06, 2013

Cloud Chats

By | June 20th, 2013|Business Insights, Cloud Computing, Technical Insights, Tips and Tricks|

Q&A with Chateaux Principal Ken Zimmerman and Cloud Expert Sam SomashekarThis is a brief segment of an interview with Sam Somashekar, Cloud Strategy Expert for Chateaux. Check back each week for a new Cloud question! Ken: From the point of view of an organization looking to move to the cloud, people think it’s the same as [...]

6 06, 2013

Interview with Sam Somashekar: Intelligently Using Cloud for Business Growth

By | June 6th, 2013|Business Insights, Cloud Computing, Technical Insights, Tips and Tricks|

We recently interviewed Chateaux Cloud Expert, Sam Somashekar, on the different ways organizations can use the cloud to achieve business growth. Sam Somashekar, Chateaux Cloud Expert Sam began his career at CA Technologies as a software developer, where he eventually brought his extensive software engineering experience to the strategic and tactical level as Senior [...]

4 09, 2012

You Might Need Master Data Management If…

By | September 4th, 2012|Business Insights, Technical Insights, Tips and Tricks|

Is your organization in any of these situations? Our Senior BI Technologists put together a 'You Might Need Master Data Management If...' Top 10 List to help determine whether you need to implement an MDM strategy. 10. You have more names for your customer than you have transactions 9. Your bad data is better than your [...]

24 08, 2012

Breaking the Barriers Part 2: Overcoming Data Ownership Issues and Related Politics

By | August 24th, 2012|Business Insights, Tips and Tricks|

In the last post of our Breaking the Barriers series, we discussed a corporate culture based on silos, the top barrier to coordinating data management according to a TDWI survey published in the Business Intelligence Journal.  In the next installment of our Breaking the Barriers series, Hugo Toledo discusses the second most common barrier:  data [...]

22 08, 2012

Breaking the Barriers: Creating Data Management Practices in a Siloed Organization

By | August 22nd, 2012|Business Insights, Tips and Tricks|

By Pete Childs, Business Intelligence Technologist According to a recent survey conducted by TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute), the most-cited barrier to creating coordinated data management practices within an organization is a corporate culture based on information silos. Here are the complete survey results: Source: Unified Data Management, TDWI Best Practices Report, Q2 2010 [...]