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    LoQutus & Ground lion donated twelve laptops to Spelotheek Pipo in support of families with digital endeavours

    13/11/2019

    The Toy Libraries Pipo and Speelvogel are two of the seven Neighbourhood Play Clubs in Ghent that support youth welfare work in the areas Rabot and Brugse Poort. A Toy Library is a lending service for play- & learn materials but also a place where...

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    Yammer topic IDs don’t match in Network Export data

    05/11/2019

    When you export Yammer Network data, it results in a .zip file with several .csv files that contain data for messages, users, groups, topics, … Topics are “tags” a user can use, like: The Issue When data is exported by Yammer to CSV, this is...

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    Don’t let your legacy applications stop you from joining the API economy

    31/10/2019

    The API Economy APIs are everywhere. It’s hard to look at any tech site these days without seeing at least a couple of articles about APIs and the API economy. The message is the same everywhere: your competitors are using APIs to expand customer reach,...

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    Cloud as a Business Enabler – Part 2: Digital Customer Experience

    08/10/2019

    The keys to the kingdom 24/7 availability, real time responsiveness, VIP level support, fulfilment of individual needs, … As a customer, we all expect to be treated like a member of the royal family that got out on the wrong side of the bed on...

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    Can Big Data become a Big Bubble?

    24/09/2019

    At LoQutus we guide our clients to become digital leaders. With Analytics & Insights we help our customers shape the right environment for leveraging data and analytics to become more data-driven. From a business development perspective we actively support alignment between Data Strategy and Business...

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    Meet our colleague, Isalien Van Laere

    16/09/2019

    My Digital journey started in 2017 at LoQutus and Ground lion as a Business Developer. My first job interviews with HR and my then team coach were very open, both formal and informal, but also very to the point and hands-on and I immediately felt...

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    Meet our colleague, Ruben Delange

    02/09/2019

    Why do our people love working at LoQutus? We asked them, turned their answers into values, published these on our website and hung them on our office walls. But they all have their own personal reasons why they started at LoQutus and why they stay....

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    Getting beyond the ABC’s of Data & Analytics 

    30/08/2019

    At LoQutus we are guiding our clients to become digital leaders. With Analytics & Insights we help our customers shape the right environment for leveraging data and analytics. It used to be all about the ABC’s here, about building an Analytical model to deliver Business Intelligence and Customer Intelligence. In this blogpost we share our vision...

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    Cloud as a Business Enabler – Part 1: Beyond lift-and-shift

    27/08/2019

    What’s your destination? Cloud is a hot topic today and – just like our climate – it isn’t going to cool down any time soon. Forbes predicts that the number of companies moving away from corporate datacenters to public cloud will continue to grow the...

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    Wrapping Office 365 Activity Reporting – the Azure Function

    08/08/2019

    This post continues on my previous post about Accessing Office 365 Activity Reports using Power BI or Excel – the OAuth Question. In this post I’ll talk about a solution to wrap OAuth madness into an Azure function, so your reporting tool doesn’t have to think about...

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    Accessing Office 365 Activity Reports using Power BI or Excel – the OAuth Question

    24/07/2019

    I hope you’re ready for another in-depth article about getting secure access to Office 365 stuff! In this blogpost, I’d like to take you through the process of authentication and usage of the Office 365 Usage API’s in Power BI or your preferred BI tool....

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    Getting interactive insights into the organization with Office365

    20/02/2019

    For those who missed out previous blogpost about Microsoft Teams, this one builds upon it. For years I’ve received questions from customers asking for an automatic org chart, based on Active Directory. There were tools for that in SharePoint to visualize this, but nothing out...

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    Executing Business Rules with Excel

    21/01/2019

    There are dozens of business rule engines out there and they are not inexpensive, to say the least. There are however numerous use cases that would benefit from a simpler business rule engine, that doesn’t add huge set-up costs or high recurring costs while still allowing extensive possibilities to automate rules so you don’t have to hard-code them. In this blog we’ll explain you how to do so with Excel.

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    AXI group wishes you a Happy New Year

    21/12/2018

    Goodbye 2018, welcome 2019! Dear LoQutus fans, With the end of year in sight we would like to thank you for making 2018 another successful year in our history. We’d like to extend our gratitude towards our loyal customers, partners, and employees. 2018 was a...

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    A hidden gem in Office365: Teams

    15/11/2018

    It’s not easy being productive at work. There’s social media lurking around the corner and there are colleagues that keep popping by your desk. When it comes to actual work getting done, there’s more obstacles coming up: finding the scattered information, keeping your Favorites or...

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    LoQutus versterkt AXI groep

    05/11/2018

    AXI verstevigt positie als innovatieve IT-partner met de overname van LoQutus en Ground lion Het Belgisch-Nederlandse ICT bedrijf AXI breidt verder uit met de overname van LoQutus en Ground lion. De overname van beide bedrijven is een logische vervolgstap in de strategie om de positie...

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    Data-driven Apps with R Shiny

    30/10/2018

    Introduction When talking about data products in Business Intelligence, people often only consider ‘static’ deliverables like reports and dashboards. In our experience, experts need to interact with their data, change the input and see how the output changes. Think about planning optimization analysis, revenue simulations,...

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    Building a chatbot: a reference architecture

    12/10/2018

    At LoQutus, we want to guide organizations to become digital leaders. One of the important aspects of digital is engaging with customers in new ways. Enter the chatbot!

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    What is a Data Lake and how can it help you?

    01/10/2018

    Authors: Pieter-Jan Serlet, and Thomas D’Hauwe In today’s world of Data Management a lot of terms are thrown at anyone who tries to get a deeper understanding. While it’s easy to dismiss the differences between Data Lakes, Data Warehouses, Databases, etc. – “Just give us...

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    Information Driven Enterprise Architecture – Part 2

    28/09/2018

    Imagine – what if the Digital Age wiped out your company? In this blogpost we continue where we left off & present you our EAM tool LeanIX, SaaS for Enterprise Architecture (EA), that will enable your organization to build great products by modernizing your IT...

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    4 steps to ace SharePoint migrations

    31/08/2018

    Introduction Migrating SharePoint is never easy. Many may want to make it seem easy. And from a high-level point of view it definitely looks easy. But looks can be deceiving, once you get down to the nitty-gritty you’ll soon realize that you should be well...

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    Information Driven Enterprise Architecture – LoQutus’ approach

    30/08/2018

    Imagine – what if the Digital Age wiped out your company? Digital transformation provides chances and challenges for companies of every size. Successful companies realize that it is far more than an IT topic. More than ever, it becomes indispensable to create transparency in the...

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    4 reasons customer portals drive business (part 2)

    02/08/2018

    Most organizations are constantly looking for areas to expand, improve, and stand out. Companies have to tackle omni-channel marketing and face the highest customer expectations in modern history. Given the fact that Millennials now have the most spending power of any generation (Source: Bazaar, BCG,...

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    4 reasons customer portals drive business (part 1)

    17/07/2018

    Most organizations are constantly looking for areas to expand, improve, and stand out. Companies have to tackle omni-channel marketing and face the highest customer expectations in modern history. Given the fact that Millennials now have the most spending power of any generation (Source: Bazaar, BCG,...

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    Sharepoint pro tip: efficient security management

    13/06/2018

    Introduction For this blog post, we want to give some love to our partner, Sharegate. Given our many years of experience with SharePoint implementations & projects, we believe that any successful SharePoint project comes down to: 80% user adoption = Winning hearts & minds! 15 %...

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    “travel report”: our visit to the IBM Watson IoT lab

    31/05/2018

    Why take our customers to Munich? In 2016-17 we realised our first successful IoT projects in the manufacturing industry. However, during our conversations with other customers we often noticed that a lot of companies are wondering how to apply IoT in a meaningful way for their...

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    Is a Conversational interface the best interface?

    30/05/2018

    Two weeks ago we shared our thoughts on Chatbots as a key ‘interface’ towards employees and customers. Building on that, we’d like to take you on a comparison of a few popular interaction interfaces. So, to make sure we are all aligned, we want to...

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    LoQutus represented in Angular challenge finals @Google office!

    24/05/2018

    From the 26th of March to the 4th of May 2018, NG-BE & Google invited all the Angular Lovers, students & professionals, to participate in the Angular Challenge of Belgium. The challenge consisted of 2 phases: An online MCQ test of 15 minutes A final...

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    Why you should name your chatbot

    18/05/2018

    At LoQutus, we believe chatbots will become a key part of digital architectures in the near future. Chatbots are a key interface to your customers, providing basic answers and guiding customers through your services. They can help you get insights into your customer needs, while...

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    Enabling self-service BI with Modern Data Architecture

    02/05/2018

    Businesses are evolving towards Self-Service Business Intelligence (SSBI) environments. But what does it exactly mean? Why do traditional BI-environments need to be reviewed and adapted to accommodate these requirements? In this short blog post we outline some of our key learnings. The move to self-service...

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    This was Connected Brains 2018

    01/05/2018

    Enjoy some pictures of our lively customer event!

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    SharePoint and 3P: a love story

    28/03/2018

    Everyone who has worked with the public sector in Belgium knows that there are strict procedures you need to follow, in order to work together with public organizations like cities, police departments or port authorities. 3P has created software to automate the administrative process of...

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    Board level decision-making with SharePoint

    13/03/2018

    Every organisation has decisions to make at many levels. At the highest level, daily decisions are made with great and lasting effects. Seen the high impact of these decisions, the strategy and context need to be kept in mind during the whole decision process. In...

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    Hackathon LoQutus & Ground lion

    07/03/2018

    ‘Hire great people and give them freedom to be awesome.’ (A. Mason, Groupon) We did so last week during our internal hackathon #innovation #chatbots #inspiring #oneteam Want to join our team as a Digital Architect/Software Engineer/analyst? Check our career page!

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    The advantages of self-service analytics & insights

    06/03/2018

    When we speak to businesses about analytics & insights, we often hear challenges from business users not getting the insights they need. Business experts have an idea of which KPI’s or metrics they would like to see, and which data is or should be available,...

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    An API Economy story using the IBM Integration Suite

    28/02/2018

    Context During the last 20 years the 2Expensive company didn’t invest much in their IT landscape and are still using an old mainframe-based ordering system to process orders made in a store or by phone. Recently they have noticed a lot of customers are dropping...

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    Access Web Apps are being retired. Learn about these 9 alternatives

    09/02/2018

    April 2018 is coming closer and some companies are still relying on Access Web Apps. Read on to find out basic and more advanced techniques to migrate. From the Microsoft support website: “This feature will be retired from Office 365 and SharePoint Online (…) We...

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    NY dinner 2018 – LoQutus & Ground lion

    09/02/2018

    Oh yes, we had a lot of fun at our NY Dinner!! The pictures speak for themselves…

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    How the hybrid integration platform helps convert shadow IT to citizen development

    07/02/2018

    It was Monday morning and there was a cheerful atmosphere among the company’s IT staff. They had worked on a new project release for over one year, the acceptation testing had resulted in a convincing GO, and the deployment to the production environment had taken...

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    The hidden gem in Office365: Planner

    29/01/2018

    As the saying goes “Failing to plan is planning to fail”, we started a quest for a planning tool. Requirements? Well, we had plenty of them. The planning tool should be flexible, should provide reports, should be accessible for everyone and should be configurable to...

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    Integration in today’s world: a practice no longer restricted to integration specialists

    15/01/2018

    There was a time when integrating two typical applications required experienced integration specialists. Applications were often very dissimilar and hard to access and the tools used to create integration solutions were equally complex and only really usable by highly skilled and experienced specialists. Although these...

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    Trust and tenacy are key in the LoQutus clan!

    10/10/2017

    Wear your kilt, grap your bagpipe, we’re playing highland games! Our fall-teambuilding was a perfect mix between knowledge & fun. Knowledge Discovery Sessions and growth strategy presentations in the morning. A battle of the clans in the afternoon. Closing a perfect day with delicious food...

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    8 simple rules for building great APIs

    18/09/2017

    APIs or Application Programming Interfaces have already been around for a long time, but when people talk about “APIs” nowadays, they often discuss the very specific software interfaces that expose organisations’ capabilities over a network within or outside these organisations. A well-known example is the...

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    Healthcare analytics

    29/08/2017

    LoQutus presents Healthcare Analytics Enjoy the best of two worlds, Healthcare analytics combines the specialized analytics and BI skills from LoQutus with deep sector expertise from Möbius. By translating data into insight, Healthcare Analytics enables you to: Increase the utilization rate of your operating theatres...

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    The art of selection the right software solution

    06/07/2017

    Recently we started a project where the customer asked us to set up and manage a software selection process. The new software would replace the existing, outdated and lacking solution. One of the challenges involved in the assignment was that we needed to be open...

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    LoQutus API management hackathon

    15/06/2017

    End of last year, we thought it would be a good time for all our consultants in the integration unit to get some more insights in the key concepts of API management and to get some really hands-on experience with a variety of software from...

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    Sun, sea and a bunch of awesome colleagues!

    15/06/2017

    June 9, the perfect day for a LoQutus teambuilding at De Haan! A sunny but windy day it was, full of adventure and fun! Here a small impression of this awesome day!  

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    Fueling innovation with hackathons

    13/06/2017

    A couple of weeks ago I represented LoQutus in the first Global Public Transport Hackathon, organised in Montréal Canada by Youth for Public Transport. I’m also proud and humbled for being part of the winning team Ditch. Ditch is an educational & gaming tool to...

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    Navigation through the information model labyrinth

    10/05/2017

    When modelling information, it is important to balance easy to understand high level overviews with accurate and detailed models. In the beginning of a project, all there is are high-level overviews. Often they are not yet complete, and they are not very useful once you...

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    Why we believe in a digital workplace

    17/03/2017

    What is this magical “Digital Workplace”? Why should you be interested in it? We would have not had a straight answer to this question when we started our compelling digital workplace journey. But we have learned a lot since we committed to developing this service...

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    Translating integration requirements: notification patters

    07/03/2017

    In this blog post I want to highlight a very simple yet powerful integration pattern: the notification pattern. The reason why it’s not often used is because it does not map requirements one-to-one (and let’s be honest, it’s also more complex than a simple point-to-point...

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    Dashboarding is not a tool!

    23/02/2017

    Saying that “data is the new oil” is to state the obvious. We are seeing an ever increasing awareness on the importance of data among our clients. The difference with oil is that it will not be the ones with the most data who will...

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    Business at the speed of paper

    13/02/2017

    Are you struggling with the vast amount of information on paper coming into your organization every day? Do you experience it as a day-to-day challenge to limit the pile of unprocessed paperwork? Is paper taking over your Legal, Finance and HR departments? Do you have the keen ambition...

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    Am I doing the right thing? Gaining insight by using marketing dashboards & analytics

    16/11/2016

    Given the fact that I use a lot of different sources, and that the analysis I need tends to change and evolve, I needed a platform that could give me a connected view on my relevant data, and allows me to be flexible in the...

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