Noetix Scores 8th KMWorld “Trend-Setting Product” Nomination

Noetix® Generator for QlikView® has been named a KMWorld “Trend-Setting Product” for 2013.  Introduced in April, Noetix Generator for QlikView reduces tedious effort by automatically integrating application data with QlikView, enabling faster, more cost-effective access to that data, whether it’s in Oracle® E-Business Suite (EBS) or in the data warehouse.  This is the eighth consecutive year that a Noetix product has made the KMWorld list. Read more

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

I was at a standstill on a blog that I alluded to in my previous Thick as a Brick submission when I ran across a similar theme from Jonathan Feldman on Information Week Global CIO, No One Likes Petulant Teenagers.  The premise that I alluded to was that many CIOs are in the business of damage control and thus have no bandwidth left to be visionary. Read more

Is Your Agile Warehouse Project Stuck in Second Gear?

The first twenty-plus years of data warehouse projects yielded failure rates above fifty percent, and the waterfall methodology took much of the blame. Ironically, as Ralph Hughes points out in his book Agile Data Warehousing Project Management, the waterfall methodology itself was based on a “grievous misreading” of another work. Dr. Royce’s 1970 white paper Managing the Development of Large Software Systems had called for a more iterative approach to systems development than the circa-1985 waterfall methodology it inspired. Read more

Best of COLLABORATE 13 – OAUG Forum Webinar Series

Don’t miss the OAUG Forum webinar series, Best of COLLABORATE 13, featuring more than 30 sessions originally presented at the COLLABORATE 13 conference in April.  The sessions will be presented live via webinar daily from August 19 to 30.  Attendance is free and unlimited for all employees of OAUG member organizations, but space is limited and advance registration is required.   Read more

But the wise man don’t know how it feels…

Who am I to let a good theme die?  Kudos to Jim Harris for his excellent follow up on his “Brickyard Chaos” blog with an even more insightful “Another Brick in the Wall” blog ( I love the Pink Floyd reference).  Truth be told, I’m a bigger classic rock fan than I am a NASCAR fan, thus the association of this blog to the epic “Thick as a Brick” from one of my personal favorites Jethro Tull.  Read more

Noetix Introduces Noetix Analytics 5.3

Noetix has introduced Noetix® Analytics 5.3, with numerous improvements including new data marts, performance enhancements, and a streamlined upgrade process that together deliver a superior ownership experience.
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Yeah, But Who Won The Race?

I just finished reading a Jim Harris blog “Chaos in the Big Data Brickyard”.  When I saw the title, I thought that it must be a reference to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a.k.a.”The Brickyard”.  I felt this was a reasonable assumption given the fact that NASCAR just ran their annual race there this past weekend.  Read more