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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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I recently complained to my husband that I couldn't keep up with all the marvelous and innovative ways that people are using technology there days. Take Web 2.0 for example. Do you know what it means? Do you understand the ramifications it generates? Do you see how you might use it? Do you understand how YOU will influence it?

Don't know? Then you'll like the YouTube video my husband just sent to me.

If you are like me -- a bit challenged in this area -- you may find the following YouTube vignette explaining Web 2.0 useful. Not only is it entertaining but -- golly gee -- even I can understand it.

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us. It is by Michael Wesch, Assistant PRofessor at Kansas State University.

Yours in BI and Web 2.0 success,


Technorati Tags: Digital Ethnography, Web 2.0, XML

Posted February 12, 2007 3:50 PM
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Hi CI, what a fantastic video, super, a perfect example of Web 2.0!! Social networking: myspace, you tube, and second life - they are just the beginning of something huge. Google did not pay all of those dollars for nothing! Do I know how I am going to influence it? I ask my SL avator that question every day!!! A lot will depend on high performing systems, harnessing unstructured data, metadata, and standards. Searchable BI and pumping information out to millions of people via a single click. I'd like to hear what your other readers think....

Thanks, George -- I appreciate your comments.

By the way, I should have mentioned in the blog that Colin White just published an article on several 2.0 initiatives including Web 2.0. He also does a good job of explaining what it's all about.


As I continue to blog wih myself ... Just this morninng on del.icio.us, The top 10 largest databases in the world, YouTube is number 7 - ahead of the CIA and Library of Congress! The ChoicePoint databases is a bit scary!

Another social networking site, MySpace, got an honorable mention. 2 of the top 10 are owned by the same company (Goggle #4 and YouTube #7)

See - http://www.businessintelligencelowdown.com/2007/02/top_10_largest_.html

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