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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!



December 2008 Archives

This about sums it up doesn't it?


Posted December 28, 2008 1:37 PM
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Its always fun at the end of the year to take a look at what editorial was most popular here at the BeyeNETWORK. If you missed any of these they are probably worth a quick read or download.

Hottest News Items -

Most Read Articles of 2008 -

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Most Downloaded White Papers of 2008 -

Most Read Vendor Written Article -

Posted December 16, 2008 8:45 AM
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It seems to happen this time of year many companies are looking for ways to consolidate or supercharge their existing business intelligence solutions. The questions I get asked often are who would be best for us, who has this feature or that, is this one better than that one etc. In the end I can always offer a recommendation but more often I think the best resource is your peers. I'd rather hear from many experts on this topic than just one (wisdom of crowds in action). To find third party neutral information supplied by the end user community that is aimed at selection criteria is hard to locate.

The Network covers the industry in a balanced fashion but we don't offer advice on how to select a vendor. The good news is that our partner BARC does. If you haven't looked at BeyeSurvey.com your missing out on a great opportunity to access the resources you need to find your next business intelligence solution. The BI Survey by Nigel Pendse is an annual report based on the world's largest independent survey of Business Intelligence and Performance Management users. The BI Survey 7 uncovers the truth about why real-world organizations select BI products, what they do with them, and why they eventually abandon them. It also compares the leading products on the market across a number of key criteria such as performance, scalability and vendor support.

If you would like to see a free chapter follow this link.

The Survey isn't free but is well worth the investment when you consider how important and costly making there types of business decisions are. The survey is a Fully-searchable PDF, covering 16 leading BI products, 404 pages packed with real-world facts and 250 insightful charts and tables.

Check it out I know you will find it to be an excellent resource.

Tags: business intelligence, performance management, BISurvey, Nigel Pendse

Posted December 11, 2008 12:17 PM
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Twitter has fast become a successful communication platform for business and industry discussions. I've been on Twitter for quite a while and I'm really excited to see so many of my friends participating. I am actively following many people online and enjoy the interaction.

I get asked often to recommend people to follow so I thought I'd publish a list here its an open document so feel free to add suggestions at the bottom.

Business Intelligence Twitter List (you need to log in to Goggle to edit the doc, no log in to view)

Update: Looks like open editing is out so just Direct Tweet me additions at D @shawnrog

I use TweetDeck for my desktop interface to Twitter and Twitterific on my iPhone.

Tags: Business Intelligence, Twitter

Posted December 4, 2008 12:14 PM
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