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Claudia Imhoff

Welcome to my blog.

This is another means for me to communicate, educate and participate within the Business Intelligence industry. It is a perfect forum for airing opinions, thoughts, vendor and client updates, problems and questions. To maximize the blog's value, it must be a participative venue. This means I will look forward to hearing from you often, since your input is vital to the blog's success. All I ask is that you treat me, the blog, and everyone who uses it with respect.

So...check it out every week to see what is new and exciting in our ever changing BI world.

About the author >

A thought leader, visionary, and practitioner, Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert on analytics, business intelligence, and the architectures to support these initiatives. Dr. Imhoff has co-authored five books on these subjects and writes articles (totaling more than 150) for technical and business magazines.

She is also the Founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, a consortium of independent analysts and consultants (www.BBBT.us). You can follow them on Twitter at #BBBT

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Seems that Carly Fiorina just has a way of attracting an audience no matter what she does. Now 16 months after being fired by HP, she manages to make the headlines one more time -- This time with a book. Read on to get some snippets from her memoir, titled "Tough Choices"...

Posted June 12, 2006 9:36 AM
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I got a newsletter this week stating that the US was losing its innovative edge. The author listed three reasons causing this loss and some rather startling statistics to back them up. Here is his text and my thoughts about them...

Posted May 2, 2006 9:03 AM
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Look out Red Hat -- it appears that Mr. Ellison, Oracle's rock star CEO, may be looking to embed a Linux product into Oracle. Is this good or bad? And who is it good or bad for? According to Matt McKenzie. Editor, Linux Pipeline, a newsletter that I subscribe:

"... this isn't "coopetition," or anything else you can describe with a cutesy moniker -- this is the IT industry's second-richest, and perhaps most ruthless, executive deciding how best to rub out a source of persistent irritation. Assuming Ellison pays attention to his grudge du jour long enough to follow through on his ruminations, the enterprise Linux market a year from now will consist of Oracle -- and three grease spots where Novell, Red Hat, and JBoss were last seen."


Posted April 20, 2006 12:20 PM
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Are you short on BI expertise? Stumped about how to maintain the right metrics for your business community? Tired of inconsistency and a lack of integrity in your BI metrics? Don't even know where to start in creating critical metrics?

Well, help is here -- It's called PROOF but I call it "a BI expert in a box"...

Posted April 17, 2006 9:59 AM
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I wrote a blog on the demise of Western Union recently. If you remember, they charged by the letter for their telegrams. This lead to some interesting if not cryptic forms of communication. The best example I can think of was a farmer who sent a telegram to a fellow farmer that the bull he purchased was ready to be picked up. To save money, he sent the purchaser a telegram with a single word on it -- "Comfortable"... Think about, it will come to you.

Little did I know that this form of cryptic messaging would be rebirthed in an unusual and unpredictable fashion...

Posted April 6, 2006 11:58 AM
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