Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Active Data Warehousing and ROI

This has been up a little while now, but it's worth pointing out - Take some time to listen to this Teradata podcast. It stars Rob Armstrong, Director of Data Warehousing Support...MORE

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Gartner says ... "Business Intelligence" is top CIO technology priority in 2007

Interesting press release from Gartner summarising the results of their latest large survey of CIOs (http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=501189).

Typical self fulfilling stuff from Gartner - they write it, CIOs read it and do it, and as a result it becomes real. I've always worried about the power Gartner and other analyst firms have, they never really give much detail about their research method - I know I'm only reading their press release but what does surveying more than 1400 CIOs mean? Did they get 1400 odd replies or did they just stuff 1400 envelopes and get back a much smaller sample ... they often don't tell. Anyway, no CIO ever got sacked for aligning their strategy with what Gartner tells them their strategy should be, so we all need to know about it, as this report is going to be read and regurgitated again and again (especially by the BI vendors!).

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

SAS Meets The Wizard of Oz

We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto! Is SAS The Great Oz behind the curtain, or Glinda, there to help poor business folk get back to the farm?

Ok, ok. Enough with the videos, I know. Posts with substance are on their way, as soon as next week's semester start is over and done with.