Archive for September, 2008

Introducing Lazysoft – An engineer’s playground, but a data analyst’s nightmare

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

I’ll begin by admitting that this new business intelligence vendor’s name isn’t really “Lazysoft”, but it’s close. I took the liberty of transposing two of the letters in the name “Lyzasoft” to create a name that describes a fundamental problem with its software—it’s the product of laziness. Some software engineers no doubt had lots of [...]

Xcelsius Present – Fast Track to Nowhere

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Recently, Business Objects released a new product named Xcelsius Present 2008. They are promoting this new version of Xcelsius as an application that will “make it easy for non-technical users to create interactive data presentations.” This product comes with ten pre-built analytical templates; novices supposedly can just match their data to a template and they’re [...]