posted by John Myers   | August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

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In skiing, the “black diamond” run or ski slope is often referred to as “high risk/high reward.” You receive lots of “reward” skiing the black diamond slopes, but you have a significant amount of “risk” associated with variable terrain, such as the presence of trees and the possibility of injury. However, the black diamond slopes...

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posted by John Myers   | July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Waaay back in the day (say 2002), organizations would ask themselves: “If our customer and prospect (potential customer) information is our most valuable asset, why would we EVER trust it with a 3rd party who would put it with the customer information from other companies?” Today, organizations do not hesitate to start their sales endeavors...

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posted by John Myers   | February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Edward de Bono, a noted expert on creative thinking, once said: The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it. Business Analytics is very similar to this concept of science, and specifically,...

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posted by John Myers   | January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

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I have always loved the song “88 Lines about 44 Women” by the Nails.  And based on some recent success with a blogging topic relating to the songs of the 80s, I thought that I would continue that theme with “100 Lines about 25 Business Intelligence Topics”. Think of this list, or series of lists,...

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posted by John Myers   | March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium and IBM Intelligence Operations Center Last September, Forbes Magazine published its 2011 ranking of the NFL’s Most Valuable Teams. Forbes gives detailed financial information on why NFL franchise values are “only” growing by 1.4%. The article notes that operating costs for NFL franchises are rising. This increase is due to:...

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posted by John Myers   | January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

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In-Memory and Mobile Drive SAP Today, SAP announced their revenues for 2011.  It was a record year in many respects.  In particular, SAP touted growth for their in-memory database HANA and their Mobile Solutions growth – two components I consider important for the development of an organizations Mobile BI capabilities.  Both exceeded expectations. Speed of Analytics From...

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posted by John Myers   | November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Microstrategy Alert and Wisdom When you take a look at the “stickiness” of the experience and amount of consumer information on Facebook, you see many intriguing concepts that make marketeers salivate: 23% of all users spend over six hours per day on Facebook Facebook users 8x more likely to interact with brands they like than...

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posted by John Myers   | October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Oracle announced their intent to purchase Endeca, a vendor of unstructured data management and web commerce solutions.  The purchase aligns well with Oracles recent announcements relating to unstructured data integration.  Specifically, the press release states: “combination of Oracle and Endeca is expected to create a comprehensive technology platform to process, store, manage, search and analyze structured...

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posted by John Myers   | October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

It is fantastic to part of the Enterprise Management Associates team and with that comes the opportunity to share insights and opinions via blog on the topics of: Business intelligence Data Warehousing Big Data Analytics Data integration In this world of “Crossfire” intellectual engagement (ie i yell louder therefore i win the argument),  I will offer my opinion(s)...

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