Readers: I have some good news to share with you. Bryan Brandow, a Data Engineering Manager, has started (or perhaps restarted) blogging again. His new blog is called Bryan’s BI Blog and the first post is a must read. It is titled Evolving BI and Bryan shares his latest adventures, his thoughts on the current state of BI as he has observed and […]

Note: I received this blog posting in an e-mail. I generally and in principle agree with Arpit in his assessment of MicroStrategy. I thought I would share his thoughts and, if time permits, offer my thoughts in a future blog. Best Regards, Michael MicroStrategy “Data Science to Business Value” by Arpit Agrawal (blogged on IT […]

This past week, MicroStrategy World Europe 2013 was held in Barcelona, Spain. As usual, Michael Saylor, Founder and CEO of MicroStrategy, Inc. provided the keynote address of the conference. I have listened to Michael’s presentation today and want to think about it a bit before I post some commentary. In the meantime, here is a […]

The first person who exposed me to best practices in data visualization was Stephen Few. I had the good fortune to take a one day Data Visualization class from him in 2007 at TDWI in San Diego. Stephen’s company is called Perceptual Edge. Stephen founded Perceptual Edge as a consultancy that was established to help organizations learn […]