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Recommender Systems 101

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Power BI & SQL

Recommender Systems 101: What are they and how do they work? Recommendations appear everywhere. Netflix shows you movies you may like based on your watching patterns. And when you online shop, you may see suggestions like , “customers that bought this item, also bought this one,” or you see people you may know in social media platforms. These are examples of a type of machine learning called recommender systems. Machine learning applies mathematical algorithms and…

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Top 8 Business Benefits of Microsoft Power Apps

By All Posts, Office 365, PowerApps

Power Apps is Microsoft’s entry into the world of so-called low code development platforms. Like other offerings in this category, the idea is to provide non-professional developers a way to create business solution apps via an interface that minimizes the overall amount of actual coding required. Power Apps can also be leveraged by professional developers to crank out apps more quickly and with less complexity than traditionally done. If you aren’t already using Power Apps,…

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Preparing for Next Level Knowledge Management in Office 365 – Project Cortex

By All Posts, Office 365, SharePoint, Teams

Since the initial announcement of Project Cortex late last year, many organizations have been anxiously awaiting its arrival with the promise of turning traditional Enterprise Content Management (ECM) on its head with the use of Machine Learning and AI. Imaginet has been preparing by being an early adopter in the Microsoft Content Services Partner Program. Our current clients have been asking what impacts Project Cortex will have on their current Microsoft 365 environments, and clients…

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4 Steps to Get Started with Power BI Embedded Analytics

By All Posts, Application Development, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Mobile, Power BI & SQL

In our previous blog post entitled Free Ebook: Supercharge Your Apps with Embedded Analytics, we explored the vast benefits of leveraging embedded analytics in your custom apps. By embedding analytics directly in your applications (rather than having your users go to a separate system or dashboard to access them), you not only make your end users’ lives much easier, but you also increase your application adoption and overall end user satisfaction. And what better way…

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Free EBook: Supercharge Your Apps with Embedded Analytics

By All Posts, Application Development, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Mobile, Power BI & SQL

The way in which we use and interact with data has dramatically changed over the years. Originally, we leveraged static pictures and charts that captured a one-time snapshot of our data. But this is no long sufficient, as static visualizations only provide a historical view at a single point in time. Instead, interactive visualizations and real-time reports are now the demanded norm needed to turn massive volumes of data into immediate, actionable insights. But there…

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Getting Ready for Your First Power BI Project

By All Posts, Business Intelligence, Power BI & SQL

One of the best parts of my job as a Business Intelligence (BI) consultant is what happens when Imaginet engages with a new BI customer. In many cases, our first engagement with a customer who is challenged by their BI and/or reporting capabilities is our Imaginet PowerBI Quick Start. This is typically a one or two week intensive engagement where an Imaginet Business Intelligence consultant (like me) embeds themselves into a team within an organization…

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