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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 2008 Archives

Huge Software Sale

Posted May 16, 2008 5:36 AM
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Podcast interview with Mark Sauvageau Chief Financial Operations at the US Army's Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). The team won the "Impact Through Technical Innovation Award" at the Cognos Forum event. Mark talks about the impact of performance management in the Army as well as the importance of serving their customers (US Serviceman and women) at the highest possible level. Over 3,000 engineers and 150+ financial personnel are using the performance management system.

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Tags: Performance Management, Cognos, IBM

Posted May 15, 2008 2:00 PM
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Podcast interview with Chad Erman Business Intelligence Lead for Southwestern Energy Company. Chad discusses the project that won the Operational Excellence Award here at the event and how his business intelligence and performance management programs are impacting local team members but also the many off site employees at Southwestern Energy.

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Tags: business intelligence, Cognos, IBM, performance management

Posted May 15, 2008 1:32 PM
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Podcast Interview with Rob Ashe General Manager, IBM Business Intelligence and Performance Management. Rob and I caught up on the merger, industry consolidation, trends in performance management, and updates on Cognos 8 BI V3, Cognos Now and other products. We also discussed the future of business intelligence and performance management how the "Google Effect" will impact us and where business intelligence will converge with the internet, social media and other platforms.

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Tags: Cognos, Rob Ashe, Performance Management, business Intelligence, IBM

Posted May 15, 2008 12:45 PM
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This booked is a tamed down version of Clue Train Manifesto that I talked about last week. However quieter in its approach it still hits the mark when helping you understand Blogs as a powerful tool. Its a good read for any company thinking about blogging as well as an aspiring blog author.


The guys cover topics like Bloggings's Six Pillars:

The authors are great practitioners at the art of blogging Robert Scoble is a relentless self promoter and widely followed net personality (he is now far too busy to even sign copies of his book I know first hand as he's tuned me down twice) and while I have never met Shel Israel I think highly of him as he used the power of his blog Global Neighbourhoods to assist in the search for my friend David Koch when he was lost on a mountain in Vancouver in 2005.

Naked Conversations is a good addition to your reading and learning about the culture and power of internet enabled media.

Tags: Naked Conversations, Robert Scoble, Shel Israel

Posted May 12, 2008 5:37 AM
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