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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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I don't have to tell you that Performance Management delivers some of the best ROI from your business intelligence systems. The ability to act upon your information or to be proactive is really what business intelligence is all about. Every year the smart folks over at BPM Partners do a comprehensive survey on the state of the market. It only takes about 15 minutes to participate and when the research is completed you will receive a copy of the results.

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Posted December 29, 2009 6:36 AM
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These are the Top 10 Articles, White papers and News items from across the BeyeNETWORK for the month of September 2009

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Articles
  1. Readmission Rates: A Step Toward Better Healthcare Business Intelligence
  2. The 2-Month Data Model
  3. Measuring Intangibles: Breaking Down Analytic Barriers
  4. In-Store Video Business Intelligence for Casinos/Resorts
  5. Sales and Marketing: New Face of Web Analytics
  6. The Fate of Thought Leadership in the Computer Industry
  7. Database Technology for the Web: Part 2 & Event Analytics
  8. Predicting the Future
  9. Some Short Stories
  10. Business Intelligence: Build or Buy & Considerations for Healthcare Organizations

White Papers
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  1. ParAccel Raises the Benchmark Bar
  2. Starting Small, but Thinking Large and Scaling Fast
  3. Who's Afraid of Lifetime Electronic Medical Records?
  4. Information Integration: Metadata Management Landscape
  5. International Classification of Diseases: The Next Generation of Coding
  6. Guide to Evaluating Two-Factor Solutions for Healthcare Environments
  7. Reaping the Benefits of Next Generation Dashboards
  8. Transforming Healthcare Through Open Source
  9. Desbloquear herramientas de ERP, que utilicen datos de fuentes abiertos
  10. Business Analytics for the CIO

News
  1. SAP AG Aquires Majority Shareholding in SAF Simulation, Analysis and Forecasting AG
  2. Pink OTC Markets Inc. Cuts Reporting Time, Hardware and Programming Costs with Vertica and Syncsort
  3. Medical Mutual of Ohio Selects Callidus Software's Insurance Suite
  4. Maasstad Hospital in Rotterdam Uses BI and Performance Management Solutions from Information Builders
  5. BeyeNETWORK Discusses how SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Brings Business Intelligence to All Business Users
  6. Recombinant Data Corp. Implements a Translational Research Solution at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
  7. Kalido to Directly Sell a Custom-Built Netezza TwinFin Data Warehouse Appliance
  8. EYC Selects Netezza
  9. InetSoft Technology Announces Style Intelligence for Salesforce
  10. SAP Named Leader of the Software Sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Posted October 5, 2009 5:35 AM
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I am heading to Belgium today to participate in BI-Day hosted by our partner BI-Community.org on September 17th at the Brabanthal in Leuven Belgium.

Over 300 delegates are signed up for the event along with an impressive group of vendor participants that include Information Builders, SAS, Oracle, SAP / Business Objects, Talend, MicroStrategy, SPSS, Sybase and others.

The program features 5 different tracks:
• Performance management
• Business intelligence competence centers
• Data governance/data quality
• Data mining
• Trends in business intelligence

My friend
Claudia Imhoff is the Keynote Speaker and I will be presenting the results of the recently completed Benelux BI-survey.

On September 16th
BeyeNETWORK.be and BI-Community.org will be presenting the 2009 Vision Award for Business Impact. I already know the winners and am looking forward to the awards presentation and dinner at the Koloniënpaleis at Tervuren

If you are local to the area its not to late to attend so follow a link above and I'll see you in Belgium!!

Posted September 14, 2009 5:45 AM
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I was listening to my favorite podcast program today (This Week in Tech - TWIT 183) and writer, new media expert Corey Doctorow put a fine point on how media is evolving. He talked about the way that technology can force a chasm and then perhaps acceptance. And that the old media delivery systems tend to get folded into the new. The first published newspaper was the The Boston News-Letter, a weekly which debuted in 1704 I'm not sure how it performed from a financial perspective but it did spawn an industry that is now evolving away from its roots landing publications online or on devices like the Amazon Kindle and iPhone.

Perhaps the future of newspaper may in fact parallel that of other media that came before it like opera and poetry which are generally not a profitable today and in the case of Opera are often funded by the wealthy. In a future world the idea of a viable newspaper model may be something printed on a expensive cloth, ironed by the butler and delivered to the rich weirdo in the penthouse.

I think it draws an interesting parallel to what is happening in our industry. The old delivery systems are getting folded into the new. Early on reporting seemed to have significant value it didn't even need to be pretty it was just great to have. Reporting, while still valuable is giving way to Performance Management and the ability to respond verses observe this is the value many companies need from BI today. The systems of today are focusing on mass adoption, A-ha moments that allow users to deep dive and explore and added value from unstructured and semi-structured sources not previously part of the equation. What are these technologies going to fold into? Is it Real-time access, SaaS, Embedded Business Intelligence, Open Source? Which of these will force the irrefutable chasm that will spawn the next age of business intelligence?

So the question remains,  is the business intelligence system you have today best suited for rich weirdo's?


Posted April 7, 2009 4:34 AM
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This was posted to our news section on Tuesday so if you read it then my apologies.

The BeyeNETWORK introduces a new award to recognize excellence in business intelligence software deployments that positively impact an organization by providing business value or transformative change.

In keeping with our mission to provide a global vision for business intelligence (BI) and beyond, the BeyeNETWORK is pleased to introduce the 2008 Vision Award for Business Impact. This award will recognize the efforts of companies that have successfully used BI software and technology to positively impact their organizations.

Submissions for this award are being accepted by the BeyeNETWORK. Companies and/or software vendors that have deployed a BI solution that resulted in measurable business impact are encouraged to apply.

Categories for the Vision Award for Business Impact are:

* Business intelligence
* Advanced BI and analytics
* Data Integration
* Data Management
* Enterprise 2.0
* Open source BI
* Performance management

The award submission guidelines are available for download at www.b-eye-network.com/visionaward, and the deadline for submissions is July 15, 2008.

These awards will be judged by a panel of industry experts from the BeyeNETWORK. Awards will be presented to the solution providers and end-user organizations judged as providing real business impact. Winners will be notified by October 15 and featured on www.BeyeNETWORK.com.

Tags: 2008 Vision Award for Business Impact, Business Intelligence Network


Posted May 28, 2008 6:44 AM
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