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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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Did you know that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has one of the most sophisticated analytical environments to detect tax payer fraud? Yep, it's true according to the technology company supporting it...

Since today is tax day across America, I thought it would be appropriate to let you know what the IRS has -- just in case you thought about fudging a few of your numbers... The Research Department of the IRS has created a single integrated environment using Sybase IQ technology. Yikes!

According to the case study, this data management and analytics system was built for the IRS user community to provide fast, flexible analysis. This "Compliance data warehouse" (CDW)holds seven years worth of business and individual tax return raw data, amounting to 12 TB of input data (compressed at a 70% compression rate with IQ). Now these users can slice and dice, look for fraud, analyze trends in tax returns to their hearts' content. Pretty scary, huh?

And today they are about to get another 1.7 TB of tax information!

Sigh -- yours in BI success...


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