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Richard Hackathorn

Welcome to my blog stream. I am focusing on the business value of low latency data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse (DW) appliances, use of virtual world technology, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of business intelligence. However, my blog entries may range widely depending on current industry events and personal life changes. So, readers beware!

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Dr. Richard Hackathorn is founder and president of Bolder Technology, Inc. He has more than thirty years of experience in the information technology industry as a well-known industry analyst, technology innovator and international educator. He has pioneered many innovations in database management, decision support, client-server computing, database connectivity, associative link analysis, data warehousing, and web farming. Focus areas are: business value of timely data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse appliances, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of BI.

Richard has published numerous articles in trade and academic publications, presented regularly at leading industry conferences and conducted professional seminars in eighteen countries. He writes regularly for the BeyeNETWORK.com and has a channel for his blog, articles and research studies. He is a member of the IBM Gold Consultants since its inception, the Boulder BI Brain Trust and the Independent Analyst Platform.

Dr. Hackathorn has written three professional texts, entitled Enterprise Database Connectivity, Using the Data Warehouse (with William H. Inmon), and Web Farming for the Data Warehouse.

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Today's WSJ on page B1 mentions a research study examining 1,100 business plans submitted to a second-tier venture capital firm during the bubble years (August 1995 to March 2000). The study concludes that the dominate business strategy was to 'get big fast'. No surprises there! This seems like the strategy for many Web 2.0 companies today.

However, the study found that the attrition rate for dot-com companies was roughly 20% per year, which is the same as other industries in their early boom periods. And, these survivors were not the large well-known companies (like Google and eBay), but they were smaller firms in niche markets sustained by web shopping. These niche businesses have provided decent returns to those involved.

So, the Dot-Com Bubble may not be as bad as we all think. Read the full research study when it is published in a future issue of the Journal of Financial Economics.

Technorati Tags: Business Intelligence, Dot-Com

Posted November 8, 2006 8:59 AM
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