Monthly Archives: March 2011

Big data, bigger problem!!

  This whole thing about analytical databases and ‘big’ data makes my blood boil. This blog, and my associated book tells you clearly that I am a little disappointed with what the BI industry (vendors and customers) have achieved over … Continue reading

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New Requirements (continued)

Following on from the last posting– consider some other business questions that can’t be answered by operational systems:. From the communications industry: Who are our lowest/highest margin customers? Which communication features produce the highest/lowest revenue and margins? What is the … Continue reading

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More on Alignment

Well, I made in to 1000 Blog Viewings this week – on Tuesday actually, which is rather encouraging. A couple of comments are posted about business and IT alignment and I will spend more time on this subject soon but … Continue reading

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Good article from Christopher Baum on HP

  This is a little break from my normal BI dialogue but here’s an interesting link from Software Advice about my old company HP and their likely acquisition targets. Of course, the author forgot Vertica which is a bit of … Continue reading

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Business Intelligence is an After Thought

A quick note – HP buying Vertica is really interesting – they should have done it earlier and complimented the EDW approach of Neoview with an analytical capability. Could have been really powerful and now only time will tell whether … Continue reading

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A Word on Technology

  The power of technology is growing all the time and in the next twenty years will surpass all other growth spurts put together. How ready are we to utilise this technology usefully? Not very I fear. To be quick … Continue reading

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