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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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For months now the industry has been talking about an HP data warehouse appliance. Appliance vendors even tell me they have been in competitive bids against it. Despite this HP has not announced the product. Rumor has it HP was close to an announcement, but it was pulled at the last moment.

Nevertheless, there is quite a lot of information about it on the HP web site. Just do a Google search on "HP Neoview" and you will find it. One thought is that instead of being aimed at the appliance vendors, NeoView is being targeted at Teradata instead. But then of course some people think of Teradata as an appliance. It depends on how you define the term appliance. Richard Hackathorn and I hope to help here with our upcoming BI Network research report on data warehouse appliances. Watch this space!

Posted January 31, 2007 7:12 PM
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I'm interested in a 1995 article you wrote:
"Data Warehouse: the role of the information directory". Published In: Info DB, 9 (1995) 2, S.10-16. ISSN: 0891-6004.
Could you possibly send it to me via email or fax. If so, please let me know. THanks Anke

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