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August 2008 Archives

Drew Madison here at the Network passed me this link and its great. A comprehensive list of the top 50 books every geek should read.

See the list here. I apologize in advance that the author splits the list over 20 pages in a lame attempt to drive ad space on the site. I would have grabbed the entire list and reproduced it here but that wouldn't be nice.

It is a great list though.

Posted August 22, 2008 10:49 AM
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Jitterbit rolls out version 2.0 today and the newest upgrade is full of interesting and powerful features. If your not familiar with Jitterbit they are an enterprise-focused integration platform for solving SOA, Web Services, Point-To-Point and ETL challenges. Their newest version builds on a solid customer base that includes Continental Airlines, NASA, BP and a bunch more.

Some of the new features include:

  • Updated graphical workflow process designer.
  • Drag n’ Drop integration throughout the solution
  • Significantly decrease processing times
  • Parallel Processing
  • “Rapid Fire” Web Services

Here's a view of the graphical UI

The Jitterbit solution has a lot going for it and should go on your list of flexible and easy to use solutions for enterprise data integration.

Tag: Jitterbit, data integration, open source

Posted August 18, 2008 2:31 PM
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I couldn't be happier to announce that the Business Intelligence Network has formed a strategic partnership with Gwen Thomas and The Data Governance Institute. Three websites published by the Institute, DataGovernance.com, DataGovernanceSoftware.com, and SOX-online.com, will join the BeyeNETWORK today.

Here is a quick description of each of the sites.

DataGovernance.com is the web's largest, most visible resource completely focused on Data Governance. The site consists of hundreds of pages of useful resources for the professional dealing with governance or related issues, from basic information to in-depth analysis. The site also includes 'Guidance by Gwen,' in which DGI president and founder Gwen Thomas shares processes, templates, and tools, tips on getting a governance program started, and discusses the DGI Data Governance Framework.


DataGovernanceSoftware.com is the first apples-to-apples approach to looking at tools that address data governance-related needs. Vendors list products categorized by the types of governance-related functionality addressed by each solution.

SOX-online.com is the web's largest collection of vendor-neutral information, resources, humor and news about Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

I'm very proud that the Network is continuing its growth. I think this is especially important as many traditional resources in the space have reduced or eliminated their coverage of the industry. The Network now serves the global business intelligence and data warehousing market with 25 different web based communites. Having the Data Governance Institute as a partner will add greater value and content for our readers as well as open new marketing opportunities for our customers looking to reach data governance centric professionals.

Posted August 18, 2008 5:20 AM
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The TDWI World Conference kicks off on Monday in San Diego. As usual we will be covering the event and meeting with vendors. A couple event highlights include Howard Dresner keynoting on Monday covering Information Democracy.

Another must see session is Bill Inmon on Thursday - Integrating Unstructured Data into the DW 2.0 Framework. This is a new session for TDWI and the first time in 5 years that Bill has taught at the event.

I"ll be blogging from the event as well as twittering so watch for more info as the week progresses. You can subscribe to my twitter feed here. Or you can subscribe to the BeyeNetwork Twitter feed here.

Tag: Business Intelligence, TDWI, Bill Inmon,

Posted August 17, 2008 11:07 PM
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Thanks to @jowyang for twittering this video. Jeremiah Owyang is Sr Analyst at Forrester Research for Social Computing. His blog is a must read if your a Internet Social Media Geek.

Boba Fett does Flashdance

Posted August 15, 2008 6:25 AM
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