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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!

 

 

May 2007 Archives

I ran accross this section on CIO.com it's a quick introduction to various technologies like business intelligence, CRM and others. Take a look.


Technorati Tags: Business Intelligence, CRM


Posted May 30, 2007 12:09 PM
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Wow, I survived!!!
This past 60 days has been nothing short of busy. I apologize for my spotty blogging but at the same time I hope you have enjoyed all the podcast content we've been putting out along with all the user group coverage. Looking at the traffic logs its looks like you have. Anyway, look for more regular posting now that I'm back in Boulder.

My Travel schedule the last 2 months: 26 days on the road!
Seattle 3-Apr 3-Apr
Chicago 11-Apr 12-Apr
San Francisco 15-Apr 18-Apr
Milwaukee 21-Apr 23-Apr
Orlando 23-Apr 25-Apr
Orlando 30-Apr 3-May
Seattle 8-May 11-May
Boston 13-May 16-May
London 19-May 21-May
Paris 21-May 22-May
Frankfurt 22-May 24-May


Posted May 29, 2007 9:56 PM
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Congratulations to the winners from our booth give aways at the Microsoft Business Intelligence Summit. It was great to see so many readers and fans of the Network in person. I also appreciate the kind words several of you shared with me out my blog.

Microsoft Zune Winner:
Jama Metcalf (AIM Healthcare)


Book Winners:
Rob Das (Colonial School District Administrative Offices)
Gary Harasymchuk (Imaginet)
Courtney Acosta (Crescent Bank and Trust)
Kim Berlin (Stonybrook University)


Posted May 19, 2007 7:19 PM
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HP has created a lot of buzz in the past couple months. So how come I am still getting asked whether they are serious about business intelligence? Why are so many people who cover this space hesitant to acknowledge that HP is a real player? Is the only way to get our attention to buy another BI company? (I think Informatica would be a good guess more on that in another post) I am the first to admit that the advertising, marketing and PR machine that so many large companies are able to spin up have caused many of us to be cautious.

But with that said lets look at a couple facts:

Acquisitions:

  • HP purchased Knightsbridge Solutions with over 700 consultants specializing in data integration, Business intelligence and data warehousing.

  • They acquired TTP in EMEA 300 consultants specializing in data integration, Business intelligence and data warehousing.

Personnel:

  • Recent key technology hires

    1. Dan Holley who designed TAP at Teradata for integrating applications with the DW

    2. Ali El Khardobi who designed Oracle Warehouse Builder (not sure how to spell the name)

    3. Goetz Graf who did optimizer research at U of WI which is used in Teradata and Neoview optimizers

  • 3,000 employees working on BI products and services
  • I almost forgot to mention that the guy running HP (Mark Hurd) has just a little experience in this space. specific to business intelligence and data warehousing

Products:

  • HP Launched Neoview an integrated hardware/software platform for enterprise data warehousing designed to support 100’s of terabytes. A preconfigured solution that can be rapidly deployed, easily managed, and is compatible with existing BI applications and systems. Designed to bridge the gap from appliance to EDW.
  • What’s that silly sales phrase? “They eat their own dog food”
    Neoview is a key component in HP's own IT consolidation project. They are presently consolidating 762 data marts into a DS running on Neoview which will be

    1. Recognized as the authoritative source for all BI needs across HP,

    2. A scalable global information source for employees, customers, suppliers, and partners, and

    3. A sourcing mechanisms to obtain information from internal and external data sources on an ongoing basis

Research:

  • HP labs - They are working on advanced business intelligence projects that support Neoview in the areas of supporting emerging applications w/ rich data types, complexity management, further optimization of parallel processing, semantic technologies.
  • And the list goes on, A huge BI/DW sales staff, solid partner strategy and formation of a Business Information Optimization organization focused on information lifecycle management and BI.

So, I might be wrong but it seems clear to me that HP is serious about business intelligence. What do you think? Drop me an email or comment here in the blog.


Technorati Tags: Business Intelligence, HP, Hewlett Packard, Neoview


Posted May 7, 2007 7:38 AM
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Happy Friday! Have a great weekend.

I'll be at the Microsoft Business Intelligence Summit in Seattle next week so look for lots of coverage, realtime podcasts, on the expo floor product reports and more.

Technorati Tags: Business Intelligence, Microsoft Business Intelligence Summit, Microsoft,
Posted May 4, 2007 6:34 AM
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