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Claudia Imhoff

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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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A bit silly perhaps but sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder...

This bit of levity describes how two robbers tried to rob a bank. The only problem? It was a cashless bank....

I think I have been in this business too long -- I see a need for BI everywhere. I just read a story about 2 clowns who should have done their homework before embarking on their day of crime. A tadt of business intelligence would have saved them a lot of trouble. Here's the story:

Two masked robbers tried to hold up a cashless credit union bank at gunpoint -- I am not kidding. They started out just fine by bursting into the "bank" in Benicia. CA, weapons drawn, yelling at employees to lie down and hand over the money. Can you imagine their faces when told them there was no cash?

"I would say that apparently they weren't really prepared," said Benicia police Capt. Steve Mortensen.

The robbers apparently had no idea they'd attempted to rob a credit union that immediately deposits its money. This instant deposit process means that it is impossible for anyone to access it. What would Butch Cassidy say about this?

"It's a common theme among a lot of credit unions." says Mr. Mortensen... Just not common knowledge among theives, I guess.

Posted March 23, 2006 4:16 PM
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