Readers: As many of you know, I consult through Caserta Concepts. Joe Caserta, CEO and founder of the company, co-authored the industry best seller, The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit, with Ralph Kimball. I’m proud to announce that Caserta Concepts has just been listed by CIO Review magazine as one of the Top 20 Data Analytics Consulting […]

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 Kentucky Derby will be held later today. Ever since I watched the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince Williams a few years back, I became fascinated with the hats the women wear to these events. Over to the right is the hat that Princess Beatrice famously wore to the wedding. The Kentucky Derby (pron.: […]

Election authorities proclaimed Hugo Chavez’s handpicked successor Venezuela’s president-elect last Monday, despite his challenger’s demand for a recount. “It was a result that was truly fair, constitutional and popular,” Nicolas Maduro Moros said, criticizing his opponent’s refusal to concede. Maduro Moros secured 50.8% of votes in Sunday’s election, while opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski won 49.0%, […]

On Tuesday evening, January 29th, 2013, Apollo Group was bestowed the Excellence in Dashboard Design Award at MicroStrategy World 2013. Their entry, a Student Performance Dashboard, was based on portions of the top three entries in Stephen Few’s Dashboard Design Contest that was held last year. Unlike those entries in Stephen’s contest, which were designed […]