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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.

Editor's Note: More articles and resources are available in William's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

Recently in NeoView Category

I found this interesting when reviewing the specifications for NeoView. It says "HP is responsible for platform management and 24x7 monitoring, support and incident analysis. This support is provided remotely and securely by HP's Global Customer Support Centers using HP Instant Support Enterprise Edition (ISEE). Upgrades or repair of software and hardware, as warranted, are provided by HP." To my knowledge, this type of support, while offered, is not as prominently touted or widely adopted with any other of the common data warehouse platforms whereas here it seems standard.

Otherwise, I found a lot of what has come to be standard - if I can use that word already - in the appliance world, though obviously with some different underlying technology. I think data warehouse appliances have a strong future as data volumes grow out of control and business intelligence is added to operational functions and the data warehouse needs to be optimized for a mass, historical data store.

I've written 2 white papers on data warehouse appliances, which can be found in the white paper section of my B-Eye Channel.

Posted May 31, 2007 7:13 PM
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