The Idea Swap. Virtualstrategist. Build a KPI Dashboard in 5 minutes. Locii Insight tools. Excel Client Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 is rapidly proving to be the de facto Business Intelligence (BI) front end for a whole host of technologies.
Excel 2007/2010 Pivot tables and pivot charts connected to OLAP cubes provide the user with a known, comfortable environment whilst delivering incredible performance thanks to the combination of in-memory pivot tables coupled with the power of an OLAP server engine. Patrice Lamothe (patricelamothe) Pearltrees Raises €1.3 Million ($1.6 Million) to Accelerate International Development. Pearltrees Raises $6.7M For Its “Collaborative Interest Graph” Pearltrees, a company offering a novel interface for sharing and finding content, has raised 5 million euros ($6.7 million US) in new funding.
The basic unit of the Pearltrees service is the pearl, which is basically a bookmark. Users can assemble these pearls into trees based around a topic. Meanwhile, Pearltrees is using that data to determine how different topics and bookmarks are related, and allows users to find new pearls (related to whatever topic they’re exploring) through its “related interests” button. Following the lead from Google’s PageRank and Facebook’s EdgeRank, Pearltrees has named its technology TreeRank. In essence, it’s offering its own version of the “interest graph”, a goal that many startups are chasing.