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John Myers

Hey all-

Welcome to my blog. The fine folks at the BeyeNETWORK™ have provided me with this forum to offer opinion and insight into the worlds of telcommunications (telecom) and business activity monitoring (BAM). But as with any blog, I am sure that we (yes we... since blogging is a "team sport"...) will explore other tangents that intersect the concepts of telecom and BAM.

In this world of "Crossfire" intellectual engagement (i.e. I yell louder therefore I win the argument), I will try to offer my opinion in a constructive manner. If I truly dislike a concept, I will do my best to offer an alternative as opposed to simply attempting to prove my point by disproving someone else's. I ask that people who post to this blog follow in my lead.

Let the games begin....

About the author >

John Myers, a senior analyst in the business intelligence (BI) practice at  Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). In this role, John delivers comprehensive coverage of the business intelligence and data warehouse industry with a focus on database management, data integration, data visualization, and process management solutions. Prior to joining EMA, John spent over ten years working with business analytics implementations associated with the telecommunications industry.

John may be contacted by email at JMyers@enterprisemanagement.com.

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I have always hated the concept of having a location based service, LBS, (ie GPS) tracking device in my car or on my person. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of getting location and directional information from my car and/or my phone. However, the concept of a "log" of information on my activities, that an insurance company, a rental car company or a "controlling legal authority" would have access to, seemed a little more "big brother" than I would like.

However, it appears that there might be a "good" use for the information in a GPS log.... A young man from California is fighting a speeding ticket with his GPS log. Good for him!

Let's hope that someone somewhere makes those logs "personal" and not "subpoena"-able by one of those "controlling legal authorities" or anyone else for that matter... :)

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