Case Study: Are You Developing Power BI Reports the Right Way?

Data is king, or queen depending on your household dynamics. How you communicate that data and its impact to your clients can help or hurt your business. Both your short and long term relationships can hang in the balance, which is why the quality and delivery of your Power BI reports are everything.

Case Study: Power BI Report Development

In this blog post mini-series, we will be taking you through the process of creating a Power BI report. The demo report draws from one we created for a client as part of a larger dashboard project. It implements a line chart to visualize the weather on Mars.

The actual report we developed had nothing to do with Mars, space, or weather, but you should find it useful to understand how real-life issues can be resolved and optimizations can be employed. The first post in the series focuses on data-prep and implementation of a legend slicer.

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Digital transformation with Microsoft


In this inspirational video, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discusses the role of technology in our lives and how people can use it to shape the future. Consider your own thoughts on technology in today’s digitally transforming world and how it is impacting your customers.

IoT devices proliferate, from smart bulbs to industrial vibration sensors

How are you using IoT? One of the biggest uses for IoT in an industrial setting is preventive maintenance. Devices like vibration and wear sensors measure the stresses on and performance of factory equipment to help catch malfunctions before they happen. Now you can use the same software to run your devices as Fortune 500 companies, and Mi4 Corporation can help. We’re industry experts and have the knowledge you need to adopt and connect all of your IoT devices. Contact us today for more.

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PCL Construction LLC


PCL Construction LLC uses IoT to connect their management with their jobsites. The devices alert builders and management to issues with construction. With the sensors, they can monitor the temperature, humidity, and pressure in over 483 units, something that would normally be done by hand. Now they can focus workers on more important things that drive value back to the company. At Mi4 Corporation, we can help you deliver the same results. Contact us today to learn more.

BD Develops Connected Health Vision, Envisions New Solutions with Strategic Consultation


Hardware medical device company BD integrates AI software into its products to increase the value for the customer and help save lives. By using Azure to help connect their devices to the cloud, BD is enabling doctors to have a better understanding of how they can help patients. Imagine that same technology at work for your business. Contact Mi4 Corporation and check out this video for more.

Azure Customer story: Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev)


AB InBev, the brewer and marketing force behind one-third of the world’s beer products, is on a digital transformation journey to move 80% of its workloads to the cloud by 2020. With Microsoft Azure, the company has built a global analytics platform, broken down data silos, and reduced IT costs, while increasing insights and agility.

Here’s How Microsoft Is Investing in AI

Microsoft views AI as an integral part of its cloud-computing business. With AI as the backbone of Azure Cognitive Services, more that 1 million developers have used Azure for image processing, data analysis, speech and language processing, and enhanced search capabilities just to name a few reasons. Azure is the most trusted platform by IT pros on the market. Contact Mi4 Corporation and check out this article to learn more.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2019

With SQL Server 2008 coming to the end of its life cycle this summer, it’s time to modernize your data platform to Microsoft SQL Server 2019. Power your organization by providing a data hub that you can use to access data sources from across your entire data estate through a consistent interface. If you want a hand in making the transition, your friendly neighborhood Mi4 consultants are always here to help. Contact us for more information on the benefits and specifics on how to upgrade to SQL Server 2019 today.

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3 reasons to modernize your data estate

Still using an out-of-date data platform? There are major benefits awaiting organizations that modernize their data estate, including enhanced security and compliance, significant cost savings, and the ability to empower employees with business insights and advanced analytics capabilities. That all sounds great, but how does a business go about that modernization? We want to help you figure it out. Contact us to learn more.

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Happy Holidays from Mi4!

We will be away from the office eating cookies and drinking hot chocolate on Monday 12/24/18 and Tuesday 12/25/18.

We will resume regular business hours on Wednesday 12/26/18.