Month: June 2007

  • Intestine-Based Decision-Making

  • Hansel and Gretel Explain Data Lineage?

    The Camtasia Studio video content presented here requires JavaScript to be enabled and the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player. If you are you using a browser with JavaScript disabled please enable it now. Otherwise, please update your version of the free Flash Player by downloading here. The importance of data lineage is in […]

  • Insight User Conference in Berlin Photos And “Five Fatal Flaws” Presentation File

    Insight User Conference in Berlin Photos And “Five Fatal Flaws” Presentation File

    I’m finally getting around to posting materials from the Business Objects Insight User Conference in Berlin, 21-23 May 2007. You can find my photos from the event here — mainly from the main stage, including the inxight purchase announcement and keynotes by John Schwarz, Bernard Liautaud, and the climber Reinhold Messner. I did a presentation on […]

  • Performance Excellence, Past and Future?

    Performance Excellence, Past and Future?

    One of the problems of explaining the value of business intelligence is that every layer of computing has always promised some variation on “better management” as the ultimate benefit of purchasing the system. From 1959 mainframes (above), early “executive information systems”, the 1982 IBM PC (right), the first spreadsheets (far right), 1980s ERP systems and “decision […]

  • Will BI 2.0 Sparql Thanks to the Semantic Web?

    The Tech Sanity Check blog has a great ZDNet interview with Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the worldwide web, on the standards underlying the “semantic web”. As I’ve noted on this blog before, I’m not a fan of using the phrase BI 2.0 to simply cover a laundry list of features that enterprise BI vendors were already planning […]