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Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Especially valuable in areas rich with recorded information, analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance. Specifically, areas within analytics include predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, enterprise decision management, retail analytics, store assortment and stock-keeping unit optimization, marketing optimization and marketing mix modeling, web analytics, sales force sizing and optimization, price and promotion modeling, predictive science, credit risk analysis, and fraud analytics.

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I am a student enthusiast in learning "Data Analytics" , which is the best platform to learn for FREE?
I want to Learn 'Data Science (Statistics)' & 'SAS/R' from scratch?
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Dear Experts,

I have created a business to consumer website in Umbraco. I want to get started on marketing. I have linked the site with google analytics and considering how to use log4net and splunk to see what pages are being viewed but what tools/techniques can I utilise to really get it going and get the low down on all traffic. Essentially i want to see whether the google adwords are working as efficiently as possible. Any help greatly appreciated.
Dear Experts

We are using SugarCRM enterprise edition for sales force automation for marketing campaigns and sales work force now we have a requirement for business intelligence solution for SugarCRM enterprise edition.
1.  I have heard of CognosBI from IBM few years ago is this still the best BI to go for.
or any other BI tool please suggest

Thanks in advance.

I have an audio file, many actually, that are an interview between the interviewer and interviewee.  The same person is asking questions in each file, while the people answering are different.

I need to separate the answers out by generating silence over the interview questions. I'm currently doing this by hand with audacity, but it is extremely time consuming.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I am a software developer, but audio is not my area, so code is am option if there isn't a program available.

I am working with a group that has installed Google Analytics in their WordPress site. They want to know how to look at reports & see about how many site visits, etc.

I thought this was the whole purpose of Google Analytics.

I did Google searches on this & they produce a lot of "coded" language I don't understand, like "select the property you want to view". I have no clue what "property" means in this context. We want to view reports available on that site.

Is there somewhere there are instructions on how to do this in plain & simple language?

We have some landing pages on our website.  We have some advertising companies we work with and one of them has an unusually high
 click rate back to our landing page.  The rate is much higher than other advertising companies.  We use Google Analytics to review.  

 Is it possible to tell it any of these hits are generated from bots?  or automated clicks?  Is there a good method to validate the clicks?
I'm in the Business Intelligence Department, but practically speaking we're the Reporting Department, your basic operational type of reports - lists, lists, and more lists.

I'm at an institution of higher learning, and a new project has come up for the Math Department. They want to know relationships between courses, grades, etc.


- if someone gets a D in Calc I, what's the likelihood of graduation?  with various permutations, like taking Calc I again
- what's the likelihood of someone getting a D in Calc I, getting a D or F in Calc II
- for placing incoming students in Pre-Calc or Calc I, what are the factors that indicate success? such as Verbal SAT

So I think I've targeted the right discipline (Analytics), but not sure where to take this project.
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One event, two days, a great line-up of speakers, and 48% female presence. Still have no idea what I’m talking about?
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124 – Encryption: Policy to Practice (Ali Pabrai) – row 16
137 – 10 Must Have Skills for the 2020 CISO (Todd Fitzgerald) – row 29
147 – How to Build and Grow Your IT Security Team (Tammy Mosites) – row 39
233 – Cyber Future – Security & Privacy Doomed? (Rob Clyde) – row 65
237 – Geek Speak to Business Speak (Mary Breslin) – row 69
246 – Where Audit Analytics Meets Open Source (Andrew Clark) – row 77
258 – Vendor Management with COBIT 5 (William Crowe) – row 89
2510 – How to be an ISACA Speaker (Paul Phillips | Chelsey Fowler) – row 82
I want to track my ios app performance. Which app analytics tool is best for it
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i am using saiku analytics , when i connect apache drill by normal jdbc connection then it works perfactly.But when create data source in saiku then it will connect through mondrian olap , this not works giving error.

code :

public class MondrainJdbc {
      public static void main(String[] args) {
            Connection connection=null;

            try {

            String cnxURL ="jdbc:mondrian:Jdbc=jdbc:drill:drillbit=;Schema=dfs.home"+
            connection =DriverManager.getConnection(cnxURL);
            System.out.println(" Heeyyyy connection has created...."+connection);
            Statement stmt = connection.createStatement();
            ResultSet results = stmt.executeQuery("select * FROM testjson");
                  System.out.println("........... "+results.getString(1));

            System.out.println(" Heeyyyy over....");

            } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
            // TODO Auto-generated catch block
            } catch (SQLException e) {
            // TODO Auto-generated catch block



Error :
Exception in thread "main" mondrian.olap.MondrianException: Mondrian Error:Internal error: Error while creating SQL connection: Jdbc=jdbc:drill:drillbit=
      at …
I'm an IT report developer with a few miles on my belt. Officially we are the Business Intelligence team. We use SAP Business Intelligence Suite 4.2, aka BusinessObjects. I remember James Martin back in the day (1990's) but haven't heard or read much about him, not that I'm the most well read person around. But I do have a pretty good library of software development books, from Karl Weigers to Steve McConnell to Gerald Weinberg, and "The Mythical Man Month". At the moment I'm trying to bring our organization into modern times in regards to Business Intelligence. What we have are awful legacy minded reports that no one uses, i.e., 85% of active OLTP users run NO reports (and the OLTP itself is a 1990's style system).

We are also trying to bring in Crystal Reports for high-end reporting, and other tools for "Dashboards".

Around here it's a totally legacy mindset, to include a CIO who's up there in years and is totally old-school, constantly referencing to James Martin and his approach. So is JM still a "classic" who's books should be on my shelf (to include reading them)? In order to influence the organization to "get modern", I have to start by convincing the CIO that there's a better way nowadays (to Business Intelligence).  Also, no one around here knows how to spell "agile".

Do you have a recommended James Martin classic or two, at least so I can be able to step up intellectually to where the CIO is coming from? And while I'm at it, any other classic books / …
The role of marketing has made dramatic shifts over the last decade. With the prevalence of AI and more sophisticated business intelligence, the role of Chief Marketing Technologist has emerged to manage it all. Here's why the position matters, and how their expertise impacts the world of tech:
Can a single breach detection system include more than one of these approaches? (UBEA), which looks at user behavior, Network Traffic Analytics (NTA), which focuses on network traffic, Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPS) that look at simple network attributes, flow attributes, and full packet attributes, and Endpoint Detect and Response (EDR).
Dear All,

  I am working on a Business Objects Web Intelligence Report(Webi).  The presentation of the report is just a table contains rows and columns and export to an Excel File. This report consists of: 1 Report, QueryA, QueryB

  I want  to add a new column to the report.  This column need to check if That row's ID field is exist in a Query of the report.  If it exists in the Query, then Display Yes. If it doesn't exists in the Query , then Display No.

This is what I did:

I added a column to the table and tried to apply a formula to the column:  if ([QueryA].[id]  in list ([QueryB].[id]); "Yes";"No")
However, when I tried to validate the formula: it says Missing Element in [QueryB]

How do I make this new column to display Yes or No based on whether the ID is in QueryB?   What are the approaches to make this happen?

I'm on Business Objects Web Intelligence version 14.0.6

Thank you!

What is the best SEO Web Analytics tool/program for analyzing your company's website compared to your competitors? I have spent the entire day today trying out various ones. What I need is:
1) It needs to show the visibility of our company compared to competitors we are able to enter (up to 5)
2) It needs to show variance (e.g. Jan-present)
3) I need to be able to enter key search words in
4) I need to be able to see a graph comparing us against our competitors
5) I would also love to have Visits, Page views, Bounce Rate

Kindest Regards,

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Believe it or not, the most important thing about the website of your business is not what’s on it but how fast it loads. Yes, that’s right! 


As you can see on this infographic (an oldie but goodie!), there is a clear relationship between web load speed and customer conversions. And unless you have money to burn, the assumption is that you’re in business to earn revenue (rather than just having a fancy looking website!).


Let’s say this another way. The faster a page loads the more likely customers will be to visit and do business on your site. The inverse is also true. The slower a page the less likely customers will be willing to wait around and engage with your brand.


While this seems fairly straightforward, it’s surprising how few business owners really get the importance of website performance and the role it plays in their overall strategy. It might be nice to have a trendy looking website, but if it takes 10 seconds to load visitors won’t hang around long enough to appreciate all the bells and whistles anyway.


It’s important that small businesses leverage the latest web performance insights to ensure that things are running as optimally as possible and that your customers are happy. At the end of the day, this is really all that matters!


In order to help keep your business in check, we list out below the top 10 things you should know about website performance today.

Website Speed Impacts Conversions & Sales 

There’s a direct connection between web load speed and sales conversions. Consider this metric: 1 in 4 visitors would abandon the website if it takes more than 4 seconds to load. And this one: A 2-second delay during a transaction results in shopping cart abandonment rates of up to 87%.


A few years ago e-commerce giant Amazon calculated that a webpage load slowdown of just one second could cost it $1.6 billion in sales each year. Any questions?

“Start Render Time” is a Key Metric 

Start Render Time has emerged as a key metric in web performance and is the first visual cue that something is happening on a website. The following statement gives some words of wisdom on this topic:

The median for Time to Start Render across the web is 2.5 seconds. Shoot for better.  The top 10% of sites on the web start render in less than 900 milliseconds — fast enough that the visitor doesn’t have time to think about the fact that he or she is waiting to see content.  That should be the goal.

Design Best Practices Can Become Your Worst Enemy

Increasing the size of your website’s size, images, third-party scripts, and style sheets come with a heavy price and can adversely affect performance. This is especially true in the world of mobile. Over 50% of all time consumers spend on retails site is on mobile devices, and more than 50% of consumers multiscreen during the purchasing.


Some of the worst design practices are evident when web pages are initially blank and then populate, the CTA is the last thing to render, popups block the rest of the page, or when you fail to adopt user experience into your design strategy.


Performance Impacts Shopping Behavior 

We get the importance of website speed on customer conversions and sales. But this impact is more systemic than you might think. Kissmetrics shows that 44% of online shoppers will tell their friends about a bad experience online. And 79% of shoppers dissatisfied with a website performance are less likely to buy from that site again.


Mobile Unfriendly Sites Drive Customers the Other Way 

M-commerce is huge, which is why having a “mobile first” website is critical to success. Mobile commerce transactions in the United States are expected to total $123 billion in 2016. $76 billion will be from tablets, while the remainder will be from smartphones. These same numbers are replicating themselves globally.


A study from Google several years ago showed that mobile-friendliness was a key factor in purchase decisions, with 67% indicating that a mobile-friendly website made them more likely to buy a product or use a service. In addition, 61% indicated that a bad mobile experience made them more likely to leave.


You Can Win with Website Analytics 

Web analytics can make all the difference in how you relate to your customers. The ability to track a single customer across your site and across multiple devices will ensure that you can tailor your brand to their needs.


For instance, you want to learn more about when and where they’re visiting from, what devices they’re using, what are their online activities, and other key demographics such as age. Gaining these insights will help your organization better understand what’s important to your visitors and how to personalize their experience.


Speed Increases SEO 

In April 2010 Google started using page speed as a ranking factor, meaning that faster pages would earn higher SEO rankings than slow ones. More recently, Google also announced that it’s moving in this same direction for mobile web pages. The point here is that you get rewarded for offering your customers a better overall experience; faster load time means higher SEO rankings.


Mediocre Web Hosting Can Increase Downtime 

When reviewing web performance, it’s important not to forget your web hosting service. Even though your provider may offer you unlimited bandwidth, does that mean shared service with other sites that ends up affecting your own web performance?


Are you experiencing downtime or bandwidth issues? If so, it’s worthwhile to review your hosting options to ensure you’re getting the most efficient service. Don’t be afraid to insist on 99.99% uptime.


Too Many Affiliate Codes & Ads Drain Performance 

Becoming an affiliate reseller and pushing ads to bring folks in is great, but too much of a good thing can also become bad . . . especially for performance. When you go overboard on ads and affiliate code, this can lead to high bounce rates and, in turn, can adversely impact your overall website performance.


Website Monitoring Is Key! 

There are significant advantages to adopting website monitoring – cost, scalability, efficiency, to name a few. Not to mention, this frees you up to focus on growing your business, which matters the most anyway.


When it comes to monitoring your website, you don’t want to shortchange yourself. Get the peace of mind you deserve by entrusting your business to a proven industry leader.

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This article was originally published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here.

Today it’s fairly well known that high-performing websites and applications bring in more visitors, higher SEO, and ultimately more sales. By the same token, downtime is disastrous for companies and can lead to major hits on a brand, reputation, and overall customer retention.


But there’s often a gap between knowledge and theory. In other words, people get the fact that high web performance is critical for revenue. But the reality is that somehow this gets lost in translation when it comes to implementation.


To be clear, web performance monitoring is defined as “the process of testing and verifying that end-users can interact with a website or web application as expected. Website monitoring is often used by businesses to ensure website uptime, performance, and functionality is as expected.”


If website performance is critically important to the success of your website, then what exactly are the key metrics you need to be tracking in order to measure that success? Let’s take a look at this question in more detail.


Page Load Time

This is one of the key metrics in web performance monitoring since everything today is about speed and seconds translate into dollars earned or lost. Page load time measures the time to load every content on a webpage. It’s calculated from the time the user clicks on a page link or types in a web address until the page is fully loaded in the browser.

Unique Visitor Traffic

This important measure tells you how many individual visitors are coming to your site in a predefined timeframe. An upward trend in this area will indicate that you’re providing content that is valuable to your target audience and shows that your marketing campaigns are successful.


Start Render Time 

Start Render Time is the first point in time that something is displayed on the screen. It doesn’t necessarily mean the user sees the page content. In fact, it could be something as simple as a background color. But it’s the first indication that something is happening on a website. Start Render Time has emerged as a key metric in web performance.


Bounce Rate 

This is a measure of the percentage of visitors to your website who navigate away from the site after viewing only one page. A high bounce rate indicates that visitors are making it to your site but finding nothing of value to keep them there. A good explanation could be that the landing page either has no clear calls to action or else a poor overall design.


Direct Traffic

This is a measure of the traffic that reaches your website directly by typing your URL into their browser, using a bookmark, or clicking on an untagged link in an email or document. This measure can indicate that you’re doing a good job of creating original content through email marketing, newsletters, and other channels.


Requests Per Second

Requests per second is a key metric which tells you how many actions are being sent to the target server every second. A request can be considered as any resource on the page such as HTML pages, images, multimedia files, databases queries, etc.



Generally speaking, throughput is a measure of how many units of information a system can process in a given amount of time. It’s an important metric in web performance because it tells you how much bandwidth is required to handle a load of both concurrent users and website requests. You always want to aim for a higher value of throughput.


Error Rate 

This is a measure of the percentage of problem requests in relation to all requests. If you see a spike in the error rate at a particular point in a load test, then it’s a good indication that something is preventing the application from operating correctly. This is valuable information that you need clear insights on.


Peak Response Time 

This is a metric that looks at anomalies within the average response time by showing elements that are taking longer than normal to load. This metric offers a very helpful way to pinpoint slower than normal applications that should be investigated further.


Landing Page Conversions

This measures the number of visitors who reach your landing page and fill out a form to become a lead. Along with this metric, it’s important to keep eyes on all types of conversions in your marketing funnel (visitor to lead, lead to customer, and visitor to the customer) to ensure that you’re avoiding any roadblocks or bottlenecks that can keep them from converting.

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This article was initially published on Monitis Blog, you can read it here.

When it comes to deciding which approach to website performance monitoring is best for your business, unfortunately, like so many options in life . . . it depends. In this article, we will discuss two major monitoring approaches: Synthetic Transaction and Real User Monitoring.


Let’s break out a few points on each approach before discussing specific scenarios about when it makes sense for a business to deploy them.


Synthetic Transaction Monitoring 

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring is a form of active web monitoring and involves deploying behavioral scripts in a web browser to simulate the path a customer or end-user takes through a website. Synthetic transaction monitoring is especially important for high traffic sites as it allows webmasters to test new applications prior to launch. Synthetic transactions are scripted in advance and then uploaded to the cloud as a transaction test.


Of course, what we really want to know is when it makes most sense to deploy synthetic transaction monitoring in the real world. Here are 5 scenarios when you should be adopting this approach.


Entering a New Market

Before introducing a new application to market you want to have line-of-sight on how real users will interact with that application. Synthetic transaction monitoring provides the ability to simulate the projected real-world load to ensure your application can handle the projected load.


Another benefit of synthetic monitoring is that it helps you simulate what happens when you introduce your application to a new geography. It allows you to test and fix potential issues related to deployments in new regions such as connection speeds (DSL, cable broadband, fiber optics) before real end users arrive.



Troubleshooting Issues Before Customers Find Them

Synthetic monitoring helps you to set up baseline tests in order to measure the way your customers will interact with your websites, APIs, or mobile apps. This type of testing can provide direct feedback on performance degradation or availability issues. It also will help your team locate the root cause, engage the right experts, and fix issues before they impact the end users.


Testing New Features Prior to Deployment 

Synthetic monitoring is important at any stage of development but is especially useful for testing your web, mobile, or cloud-based applications before deploying new features into production. During this stage, synthetic monitoring can provide a set of baselines and thresholds that reveal any potential obstacles customers may encounter in the real world.


Synthetic transaction monitoring would also be most helpful for testing your site to simulate how it performs under peak traffic times. For example, if you’re trying to discover what the website will look like during the holiday shopping rush, then synthetic monitoring is your best bet. 


Comparing Your Performance to Your Competition 

With synthetic transaction monitoring, you can set up benchmark scenarios to see how your applications are performing over time. You can also benchmark your company’s performance against top competitors within a certain historical time frame or within a specific geographical region. This approach can be especially important for establishing your organization’s strategic outlook for the year as well as for preserving a competitive advantage in the marketplace.



Analyzing Your E-Commerce Strategy

If you’re in the ecommerce business, then synthetic transaction monitoring is especially useful for ensuring that your ecommerce strategy is firing on all cylinders. Here’s how one source describes it:

“In the world of e-commerce, a synthetic transaction can be a transaction that continuously tries to place an order and monitors if that order succeeded or not. If it does not succeed, it is an indicator that something is wrong and should get someone’s attention immediately.”


By setting up tests with synthetic monitoring you can get apprised, for instance, about when one of the steps in your website’s online transaction process is no longer working properly. By tracking and analyzing every click and swipe, synthetic transaction monitoring solution can help you to identify problems and prioritize fixes in your website to ensure that customers continue to have the kind of experience they’ve come to expect.

Real User Monitoring

Real User Monitoring, or RUM for short, is a form of passive web monitoring that has become very popular in recent years. In a nutshell, RUM describes exactly how your online visitors are interacting with your website or application by examining every transaction of every user; it does so by looking at everything from page load times to traffic bottlenecks to global DNS resolution delays. This is the kind of monitoring you need for the day to day, which ensures your business website keeps running optimally and that there are no downtime issues impacting your customers.


As with Synthetic Transaction Monitoring, we would also like to know the ideal situations when it makes most sense to adopt Real User Monitoring. Here are 5 scenarios when you should be using this approach.


Discover Hidden Performance Issues

Most people have used similar to Real User Monitoring products without even knowing it, such as Google Analytics. 

GA provides a good job of giving you high-level metrics such as page views, click paths, browser versions, and traffic sources. But professional Real User Monitoring is much more oriented towards performance and actual experience of your end-user. Google Analytics isn’t enough if you want a more granular understanding of who is interacting with your website.


Here are 10 reasons why it is smart to invest in Real User Monitoring.


A more full-featured Real User Monitoring solution will use small bits of JavaScript code to drill deeper and track key metrics across the website and application, including such events as DNS resolution, TCP connect time, SSL encryption negotiation, first-byte transmission, navigation display, page render time, TCP out-of-order segments, and user think time.


These metrics provide you with a more detailed picture of your total performance environment. Real User Monitoring is a way of looking at large amounts of data and slicing and dicing it until patterns begin to emerge. RUM can help you find those underlying performance issues that would otherwise go undetected and come back to bite you. 


See What Devices Your Visitors Are Using

It’s really helpful to know what percentage of your visitors are coming to your website on mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets, and how many are using traditional desktops. Knowing this information can make a difference in how you customize the user experience.


For example, if you run an eCommerce website and find that at least half the traffic is coming through mobile devices, then you’re going to want to ensure the page load times are as optimal as possible. Expectations are particularly high on mobile sites. In fact, research shows that 57% mobile customers will abandon a site if they have to wait 3 seconds for it to load.


There are thousands of various devices, networks, and operating systems out there. By using Real User Monitoring, you can gather the relevant information on each device type in order to customize a user experience that is extraordinary.


Certain RUM platforms can also collect additional important information, such as network provider, OS, browser version, user location, application version, mobile device specs, connection type, network latency, and available end-to-end bandwidth.



Learn How Visitors Interact With Your Site

Visitors take a variety of paths to get to your website or application. Maybe they found you through some kind of blog or video content, an advertisement, or through social media. Once they land there, Real User Monitoring tells you exactly what they’re doing and how they’re interacting with your brand.


This is why understanding page views and load times, site page build performance, and users’ browser and platform performance – all across various geographical regions – are key metrics for understanding how your visitors are doing. This is critical because it provides a ton of useful data for how to optimize your site. By identifying important entry points, such as your eCommerce shopping cart, Real User Monitoring will help ensure the site can handle higher traffic loads – especially during peak holiday shopping times.


Discover How 3rd Party Scripts Are Performing

Today’s websites increasingly rely on third-party features such as carts, ads, customer reviews, web analytics, social networking, SEO, video and much more to provide outstanding customer experiences. These tools can be very useful but there’s also a downside. If one of the scripts is unoptimized it can keep your webpages from loading correctly. Another more common factor is that slow scripts can delay the load times of your site.


Real User Monitoring can assist in alerting you to potential or real performance degradations and downtime impacts that may result from third party scripts. Being able to monitor the business impact of third party scripts can also provide more line of sight on your service level agreements (SLAs) in order to hold the third-party vendors accountable.



Find Out How Performance Impacts Your Business Bottom-Line

Even with the shift in recent years to focusing on the end-user, there still tends to be an assumption within IT that application runtime metrics are enough to keep things flowing. It is not, and here’s why. Knowing how a single application is behaving at a point in time doesn’t necessarily give a full picture of your infrastructure. We need optics on the quality of the end-user experience across all applications on all devices at all times. It really comes down to this, as one writer has well summarized: “To translate IT metrics into an End-User-Experience that provides value back to the business.”


In other words, there needs to be a clear correlation between web performance and business performance. This is where Real User Monitoring can help. RUM can provide useful insights into the relationship between website load times and sales conversions on key pages so that you can prioritize which pages need to be optimized.


At the end of the day, what really matters is that your visitors are enjoying a great user experience at your site and converting into paying customers. The elegant website, the advertisements, the images and other the bells and whistles are all well and good. But if visitors are leaving your site soon after arriving, then something is amiss. Real User Monitoring can make the difference between a casual visitor and a paying customer.

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We have google analytics for our web site and I have created UserId view. Everything is working fine. Now I have to exclude couple of userId's  from that view. Is there a filter that I can create and say exclude any userId that starts with 435****.

Will appreciate any help in this regard.
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So I'm trying to put together a website to display analytics that are output from R Studio.  I'd like to keep the same masterpage and basic site design that we have on our other company sites which are all ASP.Net...   Any ideas on how I can programmatically accomplish this, these reports will be generated daily.  I know this is a broad question but all of my searches have left me unsure how to accomplish this.  Deadlines Friday, so...  =D  Even a basic direction at this point would be greatly appreciated.  I basically want to have the HTML page hosted within my ASP Masterpage as if they were one page.  Any ideas?

I have a pre developed report that was handed down to me in Business Objects and the client is asking to update it according to their needs and requirements. The report is quiet complex and im having some trouble understanding a few things.

My question is: If a column returns Null Value and i want another column to reflect that same column only when the values are none but show data when the column isn't null. How would i put that into a formula?

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Can anyone describe their experience with embedding powerBI visualzations into a website?  I want to have client specific visualizations that show up when they log into the website.  (Probably using HTML5)  Thoughts?  What concerns me most was the description from the powerBI website about publishing to the cloud.  It is imperative that only the client can see their graphs...

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Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Especially valuable in areas rich with recorded information, analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance. Specifically, areas within analytics include predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, enterprise decision management, retail analytics, store assortment and stock-keeping unit optimization, marketing optimization and marketing mix modeling, web analytics, sales force sizing and optimization, price and promotion modeling, predictive science, credit risk analysis, and fraud analytics.