OpenText Partners to Establish the Open Data Exchange (ODX)

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 This week, OpenText was honored to host the announcement of the Harper Government’s support for the Open Data Exchange (ODX) at our Waterloo office. Minister Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board of Canada and long-time proponent of open government and open data movements in Canada, officially introduced the initiative by announcing up to $3 million in funding for Communit... Read More

OpenText Analytics Workshop: Free Training in NY, DC, Philly and Boston

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For many years, BIRT Live! has been the first point of contact with the world of data visualization, reporting and analytics for hundreds of developers worldwide. In 2015, OpenText  Analytics is proud to expand the scope of our one-day free training event and introduce new content for even more users. To mark the occasion, we have rebranded the event as the OpenText Analytics Works... Read More

Data Driven Digest for May 22

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“It’s got lots of numbers in it.” Former President George W. Bush was famously razzed for saying this about his budget, but today’s public sector budgets don’t rely solely on numbers; they’re increasingly expressed as data visualizations. Visualizing government spending has the goal of increasing transparency and making data more accessible – and isn’t that why we do any... Read More

Accessible PDF Discussion: A Solution for High-Volume Customer Communications

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To help them achieve complete web accessibility, organizations require a viable technology solution for automatically generating high-volume (i.e., enterprise-level) personalized customer communications in Accessible PDF format. Such a solution would give blind and visually impaired people immediate and equal access to electronic documents, which they currently do not have. This serie... Read More

Data Driven Digest for May 15

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This week’s Data Driven Digest focuses on health and well-being. Not coincidentally, all of our data visualizations feature maps; public health officials, insurance companies, and individuals are endlessly interested in where people are healthy and where they aren’t, because that information helps to guide policy, allocate resources and set rates. Maps of sickness and health can tak... Read More

How To: Display the Full Executed Query Text, Including Parameters

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When trouble shooting a query in your report design, wouldn't it be nice to be able to write the entire query out to your console or to a text control within your design, including the parameters? Or, maybe you want to write out the full queries that your users are running to a log file for monitoring. If you are not using data set parameters, this is easy (and also unnecessary since ... Read More

Accessible PDF Discussion: Generating Desktop-Level and Enterprise PDFs

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To help them achieve complete web accessibility, organizations require a viable technology solution for automatically generating high-volume (i.e., enterprise-level) personalized customer communications in Accessible PDF format. Such a solution would give blind and visually impaired people immediate and equal access to electronic documents, which they currently do not have. This serie... Read More

Data Driven Digest for May 8

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This week’s Data Driven Digest is all about work. We have three great work-related data visualizations: One is a wild-looking map, part of an infographic showing where software developers work and earn the most. Another, a combined map and bar chart, shows how many hours people toil in the ten U.S. cities with the longest workweeks. The third is an interactive website showing the di... Read More

Announcing April’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for April 2015. The purpose of this Leaderboard is to honor the top contributors to the community each month and to have a little fun. Scores are also posted in the Developer Center Community. You can recognize past and current Leaderboard members by special badges on their forum and DevShare post... Read More

How the Internet of Things will Enable the Digital-First World

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Unless you have been living in a remote cave for the past two years, you will have noticed that the Internet of Things is now on the top of every CIO’s agenda. When I posted my first blog on the IoT in 2013, IoT had relatively low media coverage and then boom, it has become the must have IT strategy of the decade. Today, it is very easy to get lost in the digital disruption bein... Read More