Monday, September 10, 2007

Business Intelligence Life Cycle

I'm presenting a seminar on the lifecycle of a BI application towards the end of September. My goal is to get some senior management out for this session to see what can be accomplished with a BI project and how to go about doing it. Here's the session abstract:

Join Microsoft on September 26, 2007 for the next topic in the FS for TechNet Event Series - Business Intelligence Life Cycle. Companies often fail to focus on an important area when developing a Business Intelligence application – the business. Information technology departments focus on areas like concept, design, implementation, and user interface components. But business users need to look at other areas like assessment, study, insight, knowledge transfer and change. Maximizing performance during an information lifecycle requires an understanding that information is a resource that is a component of any business process. In this session Val Matison, a MVP of Microsoft® SQL Server, will demonstrate different aspects of the business intelligence lifecycle using Microsoft-based Business Intelligence tools in SQL Server™ 2005.

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What's new as of September 10, 2007

Hi Everyone. It's been a while since I've posted anything to this blog but I did want to make you aware of what I'm up to. First of all, I'm working on changing the way my consulting practice works in an effort to provide more value add services for clients. I'm now focusing on core support areas for Business Intelligence applications. These include areas like data structures and business rules. The goal is to center on business value obtained from information stored within the corporation. I still use Microsoft SQL Server as my platform of choice (great value) but these services are independent of any particular platform and can be applied to Oracle, DB2, or other heterogeneous environments.

I'll be presenting a seminar on The Business Intelligence Life Cycle in September but will talk about that in a separate entry.