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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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ibm-iod logo.pngWe started 4.5 solid days of briefings. My seat will be quite warm and my rear quite sore this week! The saving grace is that IBM's best and greatest will be in front of our group!

ibm-gold sign.pngIBM Optim by Al Smith, Director of Optim Engineering. Excellent informative update. Understanding the entire data management life cycle from design to create, classify, subset, mask, archive, access, migrate, and finally dispose...across all systems and applications in an enterprise architecture. Optim will be the heterogeneous solution from IBM to support all facets of data life cycle. Discussed future products and direction under NDA. One general (and insightful) diagram is the business value of information across its life cycle, as shown here.

IBM Software Strategy and Architecture by Jim Caldwell, Director of IBM Technical Strategy. Their objective is "to provide next generation open integration platform built on SOA" to "build a smarter planet". Jim focused on how IBM Software group supports industry solutions as a middleware platform vendor (as opposed to an application vendor). IBM refers to their offering as an "industry framework" consisting of data definitions, code for common scenarios, data adapters to move data among components (possibly from other vendors), foundational services like security, auditing, logging. Examples are: Service Provider Delivery Environment for telco, and Solution Architecture Framework for Energy for utilities. Out world is becoming Instrumented; our world is becoming interconnected; and all things becoming intelligent. Diagram shows what it means to be smarter, as shown here.

Nice reception afterward. A chance to renew old friendships...  Thus, ends Day One. Need rest for tomorrow.

Posted October 23, 2009 4:40 PM
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