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Claudia Imhoff

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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.

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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More articles and resources are available in Claudia's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

Quick -- what do you think of when you hear the acronym, ETL? Construction of a data warehouse? Implementing a BI environment?

Well, think again. ETL is no longer just the integration tool for decision making environments...


Posted January 31, 2007 8:18 AM
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Last year was a banner year for software acquisitions with an astounding 1,726 software companies being gobbled up by their bigger brethren. The reasons for the acquisitions seem to fall into two categories -- the acquiring company's desire for growth or new market opportunities. But are these acquisitions good for the software industry?


Posted January 30, 2007 10:58 AM
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I want Steve Jobs job. He gets to introduce cool new techno-toys to adoring fans at MacWorld. The latest wizardry from the iconoclastic Apple? The iPhone...


Posted January 9, 2007 3:51 PM
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It's 2007 -- the year that my passport expires. Passports last for 10 years and a lot has happened since I last renewed mine. The most significant change is the addition of an always-on radio frequency identifier (RFID) to ALL passports issued after January 1, 2007. Don't want the government -- or hackers -- to get your personal information from these chips? Read on...


Posted January 8, 2007 8:24 AM
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Yesterday I got a call from my friend, Jonathan Wu, a senior principal at Knightsbridge Solutions, letting me know that the company had been acquired by HP. Quite a coup for HP. All the pieces are beginning to fit together for HP to become an outstanding BI company...


Posted December 13, 2006 2:45 PM
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