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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.
Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D., is the President of Intelligent Solutions, a consultancy on business intelligence technologies and strategies. She is a speaker and internationally recognized expert and serves as an advisor to many corporations, universities, and leading technology companies. She has co-authored five books and over 100 articles on these topics. She is also the founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, a consortium of leading independent BI analysts, consultants, and practitioners. She may be reached at CImhoff@IntelSols.com.
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