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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!



August 2005 Archives

I have recently become a fan of both Firefox and Opera. While most Internet users continue to use Microsoft's Internet Explorer these new browsers add a lot by way of functionality and security.

The folks at Opera are offering FREE registration of their browser, today only! So, if you would like to try it or register the version you have you should act fast!

Posted August 30, 2005 4:11 PM
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Well, at least at Chris Webb's BI Blog. He and his co-workers have created a list of "reasonably" funny OLAP jokes. Chris's Blog is a great read and should be added to your list of industry sources.

Here's one to get you started:
Q: Why did the dimension go to prison?
A: Because it was degenerate

Posted August 28, 2005 3:09 PM
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I was reading my copy of Sporting News today, I'm getting ready for fantasy football season an addiction I just can't seem to overcome and I ran across an article about data mining. Yes, I said data mining.

It discusses how companies have created predictive analytics programs based on many dimensions of the game to predict which line up will score better, overall player evaluation and other insights into the game. A company called Virtual Gold has lead the market and serves 5 NBA teams with it's software. I was thinking that it could be a great advantage to a coach or.....a gambler? I'm glad my fantasy football addiction has not gone down that road.

More on the data mining article

Posted August 25, 2005 4:00 PM
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Ok, I'll be accurate he didn't claim to create the Internet his actual quote was as follows from the March 1999 CNN interview.

"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet."

Anyway with that said, Al is responsible for bringing us Current TV a new media outlet that partners with Google to bring viewers content aimed at the 18-34 demographic. The cool part is that they take content from their viewers called "pods". Anyone can submit to the channel and become a director. It's and interesting merge of TV, Internet and search technology.

Tune in at 366 on DirecTV, 103 on Time Warner in NYC, 125 on Comcast in SF.

For those of you who read my post about Googlezon and EPIC you may be intereted in knowing that things seem to be right on course for 2014.

Posted August 22, 2005 9:36 PM
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It's been an interesting week in the world of data warehouse appliances and the solutions that power them.

UK based Whitecross and Kognitio have announced a merger. I spoke with the new CEO of Kognitio Roger Llewellyn this morning and found that their new strategy will have a positive impact on the market going forward. They are financially strong and have a solid line up of customers that include GE Financial, British Airways and CNN. This market that already includes Datallegro, Netezza and GreenPlum should get pretty interesting in the coming months.

While at TDWI World Conference this week it was announced that our friend Kim Stanick Vice President of Product Marketing for Datallegro has left the company for a new position with Jill Dyche's company Baseline Consulting. We wish her the very best and look forward to working with her in her new role.

Have a great weekend!

Posted August 19, 2005 9:36 AM
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