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LaunchWorks Interviews: Chris Mayer

In this month’s edition of the LaunchWorks Employee Spotlight, we introduce to you, Chris Mayer. Chris currently carries the title of Sr. Technical Analyst. He is one of our most experienced employees and thankfully for the rest of us, always willing to offer a...

Big Data + Big Silos = Big Mess for Higher Education

During the 2016–17 school year, colleges and universities are expected to award almost 4 million college degrees.  With the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 school year being $33,480 at private colleges, $9,650 for state residents at public colleges,...

LaunchWorks Takes a Bite out of Auditing

Working as a Technical Analyst on projects for our customers has put me in front of many Business Objects environments, systems, and configurations. Some great, some less so, and some downright scary. For many Business Objects administrators, the scariest word...

Better BI – Rules for Successful Adoption

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Grapevine, Texas.  It was a wonderful event, and kudos to the great folks at Gartner for hosting such a first-class event. There were many things that I took away from my time there,...

LaunchWorks Interviews: Lakshmi Narayana

We’re a wild and varied bunch here at LaunchWorks, and keen for y’all to get to know the members of our team. To help you along, here’s the first in a series of interviews to highlight the people who work hard to deliver the embedded analytic systems...

The Vendor/Customer Relationship

Earlier this week, news came out regarding how Elon Musk turned a customer complaint on Twitter from idea to execution in 6 days. While the story is factually false (as evidenced by the mention of the fee in the source code for the backend of the of the new...