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Colin White

I like the various blogs associated with my many hobbies and even those to do with work. I find them very useful and I was excited when the Business Intelligence Network invited me to write my very own blog. At last I now have somewhere to park all the various tidbits that I know are useful, but I am not sure what to do with. I am interested in a wide range of information technologies and so you might find my thoughts will bounce around a bit. I hope these thoughts will provoke some interesting discussions.

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Colin White is the founder of BI Research and president of DataBase Associates Inc. As an analyst, educator and writer, he is well known for his in-depth knowledge of data management, information integration, and business intelligence technologies and how they can be used for building the smart and agile business. With many years of IT experience, he has consulted for dozens of companies throughout the world and is a frequent speaker at leading IT events. Colin has written numerous articles and papers on deploying new and evolving information technologies for business benefit and is a regular contributor to several leading print- and web-based industry journals. For ten years he was the conference chair of the Shared Insights Portals, Content Management, and Collaboration conference. He was also the conference director of the DB/EXPO trade show and conference.

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I heard today that Janet Perna is planning to retire from IBM after 31 years with the company. Janet is general manager of Information Management Solutions, which is responsible for the DB2 DBMS and IBM's growing data warehousing and business intelligence set of products (including those acquired from Ascential Software). She will be replaced by Ambuj Goyal, who is currently general manager of Lotus Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software. I think all of those who know Janet would agree that she has made a tremendous contribution to our industry, and I wish her well in her retirement.

Posted July 19, 2005 12:51 PM
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What's the wager that she's the head of Oracle or Sun after the next batch of quarterly results?

Janet is a great leader. I hope she doesn't go to Oracle or Sun.

One of the comments I heard her say indicated that showing up at Oracle is not likely to happen. You'd better get very long odds. She did not mention Sun. Also she said that the LPGA is not on the list.

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