2013 Year In Review

A personal reflection on the past year.

Year In Review Newspaper Headline

2013 was the year I celebrated my first decade working with SAP BusinessObjects (see related article, A Decade of SAP BusinessObjects) and two decades as an IT professional. In my first full year with EV Technologies, I spent most of my time working at home with only a few short trips on the road. This year’s exotic destinations included:

  • Anaheim, California
  • Highland Heights, Kentucky
  • Houston, Texas
  • Hurst, Texas
  • St. Louis, Misery Missouri (just kidding, Eric)


To the over 50,000 people from 189 countries who visited my site this year, thank you for reading. I’m grateful for each one of you and wish you continued success in business intelligence and a prosperous new year!

Most Popular Articles of 2013 (courtesy Google Analytics)

  1. Customizing SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0
  2. Using Variable Functions in the Universe
  3. Sizing the Adaptive Processing Server in BI 4.0
  4. Displaying Web Intelligence Date Prompts Using Built-In Functions
  5. SAP BusinessObjects Support for Windows 8
  6. Query Builder 4.0
  7. Displaying Images on Web Intelligence Reports
  8. Don’t Fluster the Cluster
  9. A Glimpse of SAP BusinessObjects BI 5.0
  10. Universe Designer Refresh Structure

Top Visiting Countries (courtesy Google Analytics)

  1. United States
  2. India
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Germany
  5. France
  6. Canada
  7. Australia
  8. Netherlands
  9. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  10. Italy
  11. Spain
  12. Switzerland
  13. Belgium
  14. Brazil
  15. Turkey
  16. Singapore
  17. Mexico
  18. China
  19. Russia
  20. South Africa

Most Popular Browsers (courtesy Google Analytics)

  1. Microsoft Internet Explorer (38%)
  2. Google Chrome (33%)
  3. Firefox (16%)
  4. Safari (5%)
  5. Android (3%)

Speaking Events

St. Louis BusinessObjects User Group
St. Louis, MO
March 7, 2013
Going Mobile with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0
State of the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0 Upgrade (panel discussion)

ASUG Kentucky Chapter Meeting
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
March 22, 2013
Going Mobile with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0

ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California
September 9-11, 2013
Analytic Storytelling with Web Intelligence: Using the right visualization for your data
The Shift to the Network of Truth (panel discussion)

Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky
October 1-2, 2013
Analytic Storytelling: Using the right visualization for your data

Other Significant Events

The Tableau 8 Road Show
Cincinnati, Ohio
April 17, 2013

Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

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