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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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IBIS 2011 registration is now open

Registration is now open… for IBIS 2011: INSPIRED BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, June 19 – 24. We believe that Business Intelligence is changing our lives in so many amazing ways.  It inspires companies, institutions and people to make timely decisions with confidence and is one of the most exciting happenings on the planet right now. ...

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Several years ago, I saw an exhibition of surrealist paintings in Paris including works by Salvador Dali and Joan Miro. I found the Dali paintings visually stunning as well as fascinatingly compelling whereas I had a hard time understanding the Miro ones. Others, who were with me, expressed the complete ...

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Missing Leo Apotheker

There was a lot of trepidation amongst the BusinessObjects community when SAP acquired Business Objects in January 2008. We had all seen how Oracle had consumed Hyperion (which had, in turn, consumed Brio) to the point of losing its identity as an independent BI solution. The question was would SAP ...

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