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Sapphire Scribbles and Quotes

The 2011 joint SAP Sapphire/ASUG Annual Conference came and went in as large a blur as the size of the event itself. With an estimated 14,000 attendees and an overwhelming number of tracks, sessions, demonstrations, meetings and exhibits, the best I could hope for was snapshots and slices of information ...

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IBIS and the Runaway Brides!

Last weekend I went to see my favorite Roller Derby team – the “Runaway Brides” – and they were just awesome out playing the “Schoolyard Scrappers” to a well deserved and convincing win.  Ellie Mayhem the leading jammer for the “Brides” was just pure poetry in motion as she glided ...

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Improving Xcelsius Performance and Scalability with InfoBurst the “Fresh and Easy” Way

I love those commercials for “Fresh and Easy” supermarkets where they use actual customers to talk about their products and explain they do this to save money on expensive actors and actresses and pass on those savings to help keep their products at such great prices. Now, this may or ...

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Bragging Rights

Last week I received an email from the father of a girl who I used to coach on my soccer team. The email was entitled “Bragging Rights and Thank You” and he explained how his daughter had just been selected for the High School All Regions First Team. She is ...

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BI Hats

Puntarenas, Costa Rica – February 3rd, 2011 Exactly one week after being in a major snow storm in Philadelphia, I find myself boarding a ferry in Puntarenas, Costa Rica in 97 degree heat.  I am on my way to visit my brother who currently is in the middle of the ...

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