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Mark Madsen

Open source is becoming a required option for consideration in many enterprise software evaluations, and business intelligence (BI) isn't exempt. This blog is the interactive part of my Open Source expert channel for the Business Intelligence Network where you can suggest and discuss news and events. The focus is on open source as it relates to analytics, business intelligence, data integration and data warehousing. If you would like to suggest an article or link, send an e-mail to me at open_source_links@ThirdNature.net.

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Mark, President of Third Nature, is a former CTO and CIO with experience working in both IT and vendors, including a stint at a company used as a Harvard Business School case study. Over the past decade, Mark has received awards for his work in data warehousing, business intelligence and data integration from the American Productivity & Quality Center, the Smithsonian Institute and TDWI. He is co-author of Clickstream Data Warehousing and lectures and writes about data integration, business intelligence and emerging technology.

July 2008 Archives

The keynote presentation for the 2008 Open Source BI Summit put on by Sun is available online now. I've embedded it below. A PDF is also available for download from Slideshare. Share and enjoy. Here's the informal description:

The enterprise software market is in the midst of a major structural shift.
Open source is a change in the conduct of the market – it’s not about ideology.
If we understand why this is happening, we can figure out how to respond.
The firms that develop a strategy to deal with the new market realities and open source will be the ones who make money.
The others, not so much.

Posted July 21, 2008 3:00 AM
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