My2Cents Archive

Big Data: Revolution or Hype?

Each information technology software vendor talked, a lot, about Big Data in 2012 and it doesn’t seem to be a temporary thing. All major players like SAS, Teradata, Informatica, Oracle, IBM and many others

Internal or External BI Knowledge?

Lately I had a conversation with a potential customer for a BI project in IBM Cognos. Everything went well just up to the last moment. And then suddenly the guy comes back to me

Fwd: test

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Buying IBM Cognos, don’t take it out on ICT.

Ok, so you just bought IBM Cognos. You probably are a finance or other manager and after some excellent Cognos demos, a voluptuous lunch or two with the IBM sales people and the assurance