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Insight from Agora Consultants

Canadian Productivity – Oxymoron?

Just recently I read a book called “Fearful Symmetry – The Fall and Rise of Canada’s Founding Values” by Brian Lee Crowley.  http://www.brianleecrowley.com/    The book is very interesting for those of us who are concerned with Canada’s place in the world and what our country wil... [More]

The time is right for Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

Bad economic news is all around us and will affect most organizations with reductions in revenues, expense and staff cuts and greater scrutiny of all expenditures. For many it is easy to conclude that now is not the time to be investing in project management tools and processes. In fact, the opposit... [More]

Visual Studio 2010 Launch Event

Last Monday Agora hosted a “booth” at the Toronto event for Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2010 Launch Event.  "Booth” is in quotes because this was not the typical trade-show kind of booth.  The event was set up as a celebration of software developers and all the wonderful things that t... [More]

Be presentable to your users

Business Intelligence solutions can loosely be divided into two components: getting the data right (by cleaning it and storing in a Data Mart) and presenting the data to the user (through dashboards and reports). Preparing the data requires lots of time and effort and time to ensure the data is clea... [More]