Friday Five

Hayden Kyte Tech

Here’s today’s top five:

Super Charge Power BI with Azure Analysis Services

In any data-driven organization it shouldn’t only be about empowering IT specialists and data scientists; but rather any business user. Guiding the user through data when making day-to-day decisions, and making incremental improvements throughout the company make a world of difference.

A record-breaking Australian battery deal shows Tesla is moving beyond cars

Tesla is not only a car company, it’s a battery company. Tesla just announced a contract to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery installation in South Australia, aiding in the migration to wind power. The system has a capacity 129 Megawatt hours, which is equivalent to 30,000 homes.

Interview: SAS CEO Explains Why the Airline Embedded a Microchip in Employee’s Hand

Differentiation or low-cost are the strategies airlines can take to establish a competitive advantage. For a small full-service airlines such as SAS often find themselves in tight spots. To remain competitive, SAS has adopted an innovation-centric strategy.

The Second Annual NBA hackathon is approaching

The NBA hackathon is a great opportunity for Tech and Sports to come together. Student developers, engineers, and statisticians come together to try and solve the league’s real-world problems. The first place team prize is Lunch with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, a trip to NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles, tickets to a game in an arena of the team’s choosing, and more!

Experts Explore How 5G Could Connect the Unconnected

As the developed world is preparing itself for the next generation of wireless network, over half the world has no access to a broadband network. Project Frugal 5G’s mission is to help remote communities overcome the barrier of building cell towers by providing an enhanced version of 4G. While it won’t be as fast as 5G, it will be less costly and presents an opportunity to educate first-time internet users.