Is Agility The Key to Global Competitiveness?

For years, industrialized nations cranked out products, mined raw materials and delivered services to an eager populous. The math was simple; buy equipment, hire people, fire up the assembly line, distribute, sell and collect. Barriers to entry were high; switching costs prohibitive. Read more

Widening Gap in Analytics

Only the truly uninformed would fail to see a relatively straight line between the use of analytics and faster or better business decisions. A recent report released by MIT Sloan Management Review in collaboration with IBM Institute for Business Value only reinforces that thinking. In fact, it underscores the competitive synergies created through a well-integrated data foundation and analytics. Read more

Building Agile Data Warehouses with Ralph Hughes [Webinar]

Building Agile Data Warehouses with Ralph HughesWatch the recorded webinar from March 22nd with Ralph Hughes, TDWI faculty member, author and 25-year veteran of DW and BI projects for Fortune 500 companies. Read more

Ensuring Successful Projects through Strategic Communication

This blog is part of Kalido’s CIO Confidential series, a new initiative focused exclusively on CIOs that weaves together intimate webinars, and a topical CIO resource portal. We look forward to building a network for CIOs to speak with peers, discuss strategy or compare ideas on how to use IT to enable business agility. Read more

Business Intelligence Coming Soon to a Handheld Device Near You!

Mobile Business IntelligenceIt’s a no-brainer that business intelligence is swiftly migrating from the desktop to handheld devices.  As analytics vendor Alteryx President and COO George Mathew recently wrote in an article for The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), “Easy and instant access to information is no longer a nice-to-have feature. It’s downright essential to the workforce. Information and how we look at it has changed, as has where we look at information. The phrase ‘I’m not at my computer right now’ is all but extinct as people easily rely on the latest mobile devices to retrieve and display the information they need.” Read more

Want to Win your Share of $5,000? Visit Noetix at COLLABORATE 12!


We are busy preparing for the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) COLLABORATE 12 conference, taking place April 22 – 26, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.  The casinos won’t be the only ones handing out money this year.  Visit Noetix in booth #1119 and follow the Noetix Blog during the show for several chances to win more than $5,000 in cold hard cash!  There are SEVEN Lucky Ways to Win! Read more

Tempel Steel Hands Off Reporting to End Users with Noetix Solutions

Noetix customer Tempel Steel, an independent manufacturer of precision magnetic steel laminations for the automotive, motor, generator, transformer, and lighting industries, began the process of replacing an outdated ERP system with four new systems, including Oracle E-Business Suite.

Prior to the ERP implementation, Tempel‘s business intelligence reporting had consisted of 200 reports that had been customized to fit the company’s focus on shop floor efficiencies.  After the company went live with Oracle E-Business Suite, those reports were lost.  IS faced a common challenge: how would they access their critical data from Oracle E-Business Suite? Read more

Lessons from Leaders

Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the giants in our industry. I’ve learned a lot, and I hope I’ve imparted some knowledge along the way to others. In the past five + years as CEO of Kalido, I’ve found a new source of inspiration and ideas – leaders from different industries with very different backgrounds. Read more

Is Your Data Warehouse Fragile or Agile?

In his most recent blog, Ralph Hughes makes the point that business managers have grown accustomed to seeing data warehousing professionals “disappear after gathering requirements, only to return 10 or more months later with applications that don’t meet the needs or are out of date because the business has changed while we were off coding.” Read more