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February 2007 Archives

I get about 30 press releases a day and sometimes you have to laugh at what some companies find news worthy. The one I just received from Greenplum made me sit up and take notice.

  • Announced today that Smart Communications Inc. (SMART), the Philippines' leading wireless service provider, has selected the data warehouse appliance solution offered by the two companies.
  • A $15 million venture capital financing round was led by Sierra Ventures, previous Greenplum investors Mission Ventures, Dawntreader Ventures, and EDF Ventures also participated in the round. In addition, Greenplum announced that Comerica Bank has extended a $4 million line of credit to the company.
  • Named former Sun Microsystems, Inc. senior executive Bill Cook as Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure at Sun, Bill held many leadership positions, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of US sales. In this position, he led a field force of 3,500 with revenues in excess of $5 billion.
  • Established a regional headquarters in Singapore and hired industry veteran Vinay Samuel as its General Manager for Asia Pacific Region. Prior to Greenplum, Samuel was General Manager of Asia Pacific for Netezza, a US-based data warehousing appliance vendor.

Congratulations, thats a news worthy day!

Technorati Tags: Data warehouse appliance, Sun Microsystems, Greenplum, business intelligence

Posted February 6, 2007 11:25 AM
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I was recently invited to attend a Management Training Seminar here in Colorado. Over the years I have attended many seminars designed to improve various skills some have been worth the time and others haven't. This one really set a new standard in techniques and tools that I was able to take away.

The program is titled Power, Politics & Partnership in strategic projects and is administered by CONNECT: The Knowledge Network. It is a collaborative workshop based program designed to help get more from your relationships with superiors, customers and your entire team.

The day and a half long program puts you directly in the shoes of your overworked middle managers, your employees and your customers. The workshop portion enables you to put many of the tools to use while in your class. The program has been delivered to both small and large companies and can be modified to meet specific corporate goals and agendas.

At the end of the session I had an uncontrollable urge to run back to Boulder and hug my staff. Its not often that I attend a training session that provides such an in depth group of tools and insight as this.

Visit their website at www.connectknowledge.com and be sure to visit Maureen Clarry's Expert Channel on Leadership and Management here on the Business Intelligence Network. Maureen is the owner of CONNECT.

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Posted February 6, 2007 7:51 AM
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