Entries by Mike Wheeler

Get Ready for a Major New Release

Wow!  The Kalido-sphere is buzzing with excitement these days.  Between the recent briefing with the BBBT, the multi-city Qlik to Discover Roadshow with Qlik with just completed stops in Jersey City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Toronto, and the upcoming, much anticipated new release of the Kalido Information Engine, there’s no shortage of news around here.

Agility’s Growing Pains

I just finished reading a blog by Michael Fitzgerald, CIO Tough Love: Agility Demands Increasing.  In his recap of the 10th annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, Michael rightfully warns IT Executives to “brace yourself for pain as you push for agility”.  I couldn’t agree more.  And, the pain comes from many directions and takes on […]

Yours, Mine and Ours

As I was straightening up my home office this weekend, I removed a stack of notes from on top of a stack of “go to” books on my desk.  Three of those books belonged to “The Data Model Resource Book” series from Len Silverston (a great source of reference for data warehouse modeling patterns across […]

Parallel Parking and Other Critical Decisions

Are you confident that you have the information you need to make critical business decisions?  Are you confident that the data is of sufficient quality to guide your decision down the right path?  Are you confident that the data is timely enough to reflect the current business scenario?  Are you willing to act on information […]

Focus on Business Relevance

Many companies are in search of the holy grail of being a more agile business.  But, those same organizations are trapped in traditional decision support cycles and have fallen into a rut of “business as usual”.  Knowledge workers are capable of answering any questions rapidly for which supporting data is available and accessible.  They are […]