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Stan Pugsley

Stan is a senior business intelligence architect at Xerva, a BI consulting and DWaaS (Data Warehouse as a Service) company based in Orem, UT. He has been building business intelligence and data science solutions for 20 years, having worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, HP, Sharp Analytics, and a number of startup companies.

10 Signs Your Data Isn’t Ready (And How To Fix It)

If you’re experiencing any of the 10 problems below, chances are your data isn’t ready to support meaningful decision making…    Problem: Your data extracts or reports take more than 1 minute to run.  Start with data base tuning, or check out cloud database hosting, like Microsoft Azure.    Problem: You can’t combine data from …

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Understanding the Differences Between Data Science and Business Intelligence

MORE THAN SEMANTICS Knowing the differences between the two technologies is more than just a matter of semantics. Defining the terms data science and business intelligence – and the relationship between them – has long been the subject of heated debate. Although these terms are related, failing to grasp the separate and distinct concepts behind them can have significant …

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