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William McKnight

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I will periodically be sharing my thoughts and observations on information management here in the blog. I am passionate about the effective creation, management and distribution of information for the benefit of company goals, and I'm thrilled to be a part of my clients' growth plans and connect what the industry provides to those goals. I have played many roles, but the perspective I come from is benefit to the end client. I hope the entries can be of some modest benefit to that goal. Please share your thoughts and input to the topics.

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William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at wmcknight@mcknightcg.com.

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I'll be speaking on "Incorporating Syndicated Data Into Your Information Management Environment" at the Business Rules Forum in Orlando, FL on October 28.

Information Management is increasingly turning its focus to input that comes from outside of the company. These days, we can get much of the information we need through a reverse-append with a syndicated data provider. However, data providers make generalizations to balance the breadth and quality of the data, making this an imperfect science. This seminar will help you consider the tradeoffs (in breadth, depth and accuracy), how to architect for and wisely use external data.

Link: http://www.businessrulesforum.com/abstracts.php?id=292

Syndicated data, Business Rules Forum


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