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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!



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Things continue to evolve in a positive direction for Dataupia Corporation; they are announcing the placement of Tony Sirianni as president and Chief Executive Officer. Founder Foster Hinshaw, and CTO John O'Brien, will continue to drive the technology side of the company. Sirianni brings over 18 years of Business Intelligence experience to the company, his most recent experience coming from Cognos as SVP Worldwide Field Operations.

The addition of Sirianni marks a turning point for Dataupia as it leaves its start up roots behind and aligns the company for the next step forward. Sirianni's background is focused on revenue growth and go to market strategies that will surely enhance the good things already in place at Dataupia.

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Posted March 16, 2009 4:00 AM
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I am very happy to announce that TDAN.com and the Business Intelligence network have joined forces. The strategic partnership was announced Monday. Having TDAN.com join the Network opens many opportunites for both companies to work together including co-branded web events, shared content and the power of reaching a larger audience. For those of you who have not visited the site you should check it out. www.tdan.com.

Watch for Robert S. Seiner the President and Publisher of TDAN.com to start contributing to the Network with his own channel on b-eye-network.com.

I'm really proud that TDAN.com chose the Network as its partner and look forward to seeing the TDAN.com audience on the Network sites.

Posted January 16, 2007 11:09 AM
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If you work in the New York, Dallas or San Jose markets you have a great opportunity to come see my friend Jill Dyche give a presentation on CDI. She is anchoring the Executive Summitt on Customer Data Integration. The event is being produced by the Business Intelligence Network and covers the following topics:

  • The difference between CDI, business intelligence, and CRM and how CDI is different.
  • How companies are introducing CDI into their own organizations — and reaping the rewards.
  • The business drivers of MDM and CDI.
  • Definition of the organizational components that affected CDI-type activities.
  • The motivations and technologies that can create a single, unified view of the customer.
  • Examples of successful CDI implementations

Jill's presentation covers the following:
Why CDI Has Staying Power
speaker_jill.jpgIt's no coincidence that Customer Data Integration (CDI) incorporates what might be the three most important words in business today. As the buzz around CDI and Master Data Management becomes more amplified, many companies question the difference between CDI and their established technologies. In this session, consultant and author Jill Dyché will discuss why the data integration market is hotter than ever—hint: the business is starting to get it!—and present a compelling argument for why CDI is different from other strategic technologies and how it can propel your company forward, both technologically and strategically.

gifts.jpgThe event is free plus if you attend you get breakfast, a copy of Jill Dyché's latest book, and an executive pen drive.

If you are interested in attending there are still some seats available so follow this link and get signed up.

Posted April 11, 2006 9:57 AM
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MDM has already become a great topic of discussion this year. More often than not I hear about it as it pertains to customer data integration (CDI). The popular catch phrase of getting a single view of the customer seems to be everywhere. But what do you do if customer data isn't the issue and you’re more concerned with product data? Most companies in the distribution, CPG, retail industries invest in a Product Information Management System (PIM).
PIM's make good sense but how well can they handle business problems like the following?

Imagine you own an electronics distribution firm, you store nearly 9 million product records in your PIM, everyday your suppliers change, update and delete product information, and at the same time your global customer base is sending in 1000's of unstructured orders through your sales channels and you need to match the orders to the ever changing catalog of products. Ouch! now that’s an ugly business challenge, what you probably need is a solution that can effect change in and around your PIM system one that can load the dynamic changes from vendors in an accurate manner, one that can organize and maintain the information, publish it to your partners and sales channels in a format that fits their needs and most importantly help everyone find the products they need. What you need is MDM for Product Data!

Unfortunately, this isn't an uncommon challenge to businesses and with narrowing margins and climbing costs solving it needs to happen fast. I recently sat down with Barbara Mowry CEO of Silver Creek Systems to find out why their solutions have caught the attention of analyst such as Gartner.

The biggest problem we have is that people think what we do is impossible
Barbara Mowry

Barbara explained why the growth in product data has created a great opportunity for Silver Creek Systems and how their innovative approach has put them in a leadership position in the space. A combination of subject matter expert input coupled with a powerful semantic engine allows Silver Creek to address and conquer issues exactly like the one above.
If you’re suffering from product related data issues I'd suggest downloading the whitepaper written by Claudia on the Silver Creek site. The title is "Data Usability in Enterprise Data Integration" The Need for Semantic Translation Technologies in Creating Usable Data by Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D.

Watch for Silver Creek to bring their solution to other environments like E-Retail once again matching dynamic inventory, sales channels and customers. I think the technology is pretty exciting and urge you to take a look at it if you’re suffering from product centric MDM issues.

Posted April 10, 2006 11:41 AM
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While its not quite ready for prime time The guy who invented the Sony MiniDisc has created the Collinear Holographic* Data Storage System and it looks like it might be ready for consumers in the next five years. To see the technical stuff behind this solution check out the Optware website

Posted September 14, 2005 7:23 AM
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