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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.

Editor's Note: More articles and resources are available in Richard's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

I had coffee with Dave Thielen, founder and president of WindwardReports this morning. They have an ease-to-use reporting tool that extends Microsoft Word with XML tags, retrieving data from SQL or XML data sources.

The company is a nice example of bootstrap entrepreneurship. They have sold their product to a nice assortment of large glamour companies, like Pfizer, EDS, Fidelity, JP Morgan, and the like.

Dave recently scored big with a viral marketing campaign that delivered international attention. Dave contracted with two young artists - Luke Barats and Joe Bereta - to do a promotional video for YouTube. They are so funny! You just got to see Cubicle Wars and then read Dave's blog for his reflections.

As high-tech folks, we have a lot to learn about packaging our complex ideas into simple and funny stories like this!

Posted February 6, 2007 10:15 AM
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