Tips and Tricks

Jan 20, 2017

Five Ways Sitefinity Makes Web Analytics Easy

2017-12-11T12:00:24-05:00By |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 [...]

Jan 25, 2016

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

2017-12-12T10:55:42-05:00By |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 [...]

Dec 21, 2015

Working with SQL Server Schema Bound Views

2016-11-09T13:04:17-05:00By |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 [...]

Jun 20, 2013

Cloud Chats

2017-12-12T14:00:03-05:00By |Business Insights, Cloud Computing, Technical Insights, Tips and Tricks|

Q&A with Chateaux Principal Ken Zimmerman and Cloud Expert Sam Somashekar This 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 [...]

Jun 6, 2013

Interview with Sam Somashekar: Intelligently Using Cloud for Business Growth

2017-12-12T13:57:12-05:00By |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 [...]

Aug 24, 2012

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

2017-12-12T13:33:03-05:00By |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 [...]

Aug 22, 2012

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

2017-12-12T13:29:58-05:00By |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 [...]

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