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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!



October 2005 Archives

At TDWI this morning our friends Claudia Imhoff and Colin White announced the launch of the Extended Corporate Information Factory (CIFe). I'm sure many of you use the original CIF methodology and with the dynamic changes we are all seeing in the industry the CIFe will help you stay ahead of the curve.

The development work involved merging and extending the concepts of the existing CIF with an earlier version of the Smart BI Framework developed by BI Research. The results of this work are two new frameworks that collectively provide the required infrastructure for supporting the smart and agile business.

You will be able to find out more on the CIFe here at the network in the coming weeks, so watch Claudia and Colin's Blog for announcements.

Posted October 31, 2005 12:41 PM
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Earlier this summer I chronicled my trek back home to WI. and did a little venting on the state of Wi-Fi. The part that still bothers me is how the big chain hotels see internet connectivity as a way to nickel and dime the business traveler. I just read a computerworld article that dicusses how mid-level hotels see Wi-Fi as a way to serve customers and the higher end hotels see it as a way to make up for the 50% drop in long distance phone billing that has happened since 2000 now that all of us carry cell phone.

The bottom line is that we as business travelers do have a choice when we book a room and I have started to require free Wi-Fi in any hotel I stay at. I hate it when business gets in the way of me doing business. Get a clue Hyatt, Hilton and the rest.

Posted October 17, 2005 9:34 AM
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The Business Intelligence Network is launching a new Blog site and your invited! So if you've ever wanted to have a voice in our industry here is your chance. The site is free and you can have your blog up and running in less than 5 minutes. BeyeBLOGS officially opens on Monday October 17th space is limited so reserve your spot today.

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Posted October 14, 2005 9:15 AM
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Anyone who reads my blog knows I am a technical toy junkie. I own an Xbox, 2 iPods, 6 computers, digital camera, digital camcorder etc. I have to admit at first Apple's announcement that they were bringing TV to the ipod sounded like something I'd run out and buy. But I just can't see myself watching this weeks episode of Lost on a 2.5 inch screen.

I'm a big fan of the convergence of media but I'm not sure the delivery device fits the product in this case. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who is using the new technology so drop me a line and let me know what its like to watch Desperate Houswives on your iPod.

Posted October 12, 2005 4:42 PM
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Sun Microsystems thinks the best way is to use StarOffice 8 Office Suite. It runs on Linux, Solaris and Windows, is industry standards compliant and costs around $75 bucks. I'll let you do your own research but the suite does have applications that are as good or close to that offered by Microsoft Office. The other cool addition to this version is the inclusion of the .ODT format document. It's XML based, OpenDocument 1.0 compliant, takes up almost 40% less disk space than a .DOC file and overall makes documents from StarOffice easier to share and use.

Check out the support site StarOffice Portal for details

Posted October 6, 2005 3:12 PM
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