How to Develop a Top-Notch Business Intelligence (BI) Strategy

Business intelligence is a collective term used to describe processes, technologies, and strategies for gathering, analyzing, and presenting business information. Business intelligence aims to improve an organization’s decision-making process by acting as an aid in areas such as planning, forecasting, budgeting, target tracking, optimization, sales analysis, etc. There are four key components to BI systems: … Continued

Data in Spreadsheets: How Risky Is It in 2022?

Using spreadsheets in a business environment is a common practice nowadays. It has been for decades now. Companies are just “used to” using spreadsheets to store, manage, and work with important data. Increasingly, businesses and individuals also use spreadsheets to store all manner of sensitive information such as passwords and bank account details. However, there … Continued

Cloud Architecture vs. Cloud Teams: What Skills Do You Need?

Making the switch to the Cloud can be one of the most rewarding but also headache-inducing projects for a company. If done correctly, the benefits and opportunities are significant, but if executed badly, fixing the mistakes can be more costly than the entire project. Per CIO, the lack of in-house skills is one of the … Continued

How to Create an Exceptional Data Governance Model

A data governance model is a system that is implemented to control how an organization’s information technology (IT) systems are built, used, and maintained. Its primary objective is to ensure compliance with data policies and rules set by the company, while also improving productivity in line with business goals.  Creating a data governance model is … Continued

AUGUST 2021: PEOPLE OF HICO – CHAIMA MEDDAH, BI CONSULTANT

Working while being a Master’s student can be a daunting task, albeit perfect for the multitasking brain. Add remote work to the mix and you’ve got yourself a combination that puts effort, productivity, and results at the top of the key.  One such fine example of young wits and fortitude to do the most in … Continued

Business Intelligence Consultants: What Do They Do?

A Business Intelligence Consultant, also known as a BI Consultant, is in charge of enhancing a company’s internal operations through consulting and data-related activities to gain a competitive advantage. Those activities might be related to data analytics, planning, warehousing, etc. But, what exactly does a BI Consultant do, and what are some of the day-to-day … Continued

MAY 2021: PEOPLE OF HICO – MARCUS MALDEN, SENIOR BI CONSULTANT

One, two, three! It has officially been three ticks since Marcus Malden joined HICO-Group as the newest BI Consulting star. In his own words, “Time flies when you’re having fun”. Well, we can all agree on that! Even more so, we’re glad to see our HICO family happy. We asked Marcus what was so special … Continued

MAY 2021: PEOPLE OF HICO – PATRICK RICHTER, SENIOR BI CONSULTANT

From Munich, we bring you the warm story of an ex-professional bowler, an amazing cook, and most recently, Senior BI Consultant, Patrick Richter. After two years at HICO-Group, Patrick had a lot to share about his experience in BI. Instead of doing a classic-style interview, Patrick actually wrote a letter. To all of us. Enjoy! … Continued

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