Who Is The Customer

I was reminded this week about the value of what we do in Information Technology. The Value to the Customer. In the world of data warehousing this is often confusing.  Is it the IT project that our data supports, the marketing or operational group that leverages our IT system or

Collaboration in the Enterprise

One of the interesting things about social computing and it’s evolution is the applicability in the Enterprise.  As organizations grow, the ability to communicate ideas and learning becomes more difficult. The web has done wonders in enabling this sort of shared conversatio

Can You Find It

I am going to attempt to introduce a very crucial topic in the world of Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Service Oriented Architecture. Graham will talk about Metadata and man is it fun.  If you want to start a long and important conversation ask him about it, but be p

Oracle Data Warehousing Customers Sweep Computerworld BI Awards

Oracle Customers Win Top Honors in Five out of Five Best Practices Categories Recently, Computerworld magazine held its Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference in Las Vegas .  At the conference, the winners of Computerworld’s "Best Practices in Business Intellige

Job Opportunities @ Project X

Hello everyone, Project X is going through a growth spurt and are looking for some great people to do awesome things with us and for our clients.  Here are what we are looking for: ETL Developers (Intermediate to Senior) – Ascential DataStage, Sunopsis BEA Developers (Senio

Segmenting and Targeting

My good friend MIP over at mip’s scan sent me a note about an article called ‘Product Sabotage‘.  He knows how much I love my Starbucks.  The real purpose of the article is on how to maximize value and profits on customers. This article reminded me about wh

Xtreme Data Warehousing – Passport

So it finally made it into main stream that the Canadian Government is looking into facial recognition for passport control. Take a look at this IT Business Article. As discussed in previous examples of extreme data warehousing the technology is there.  This is even a more passiv

Logical Data Models (LDM)

Logical Data Models define how different types of data relate to each other and helps serve as a roadmap for building an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) or any data warehouse for that matter. Graham had once defined a good data model to me as one that when looked at shows you how the

CoffeeCAST – #25 – Mind Shift

Welcome to the 25th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  We are just coming off a long weekend in Canada (Simcoe day in Ontario).  A great weekend and a time to develop some discussion ideas.  Today I fly solo and discuss the idea of the ability to do a mind shift.  So in to

CoffeeCAST – #24 – Bridging the Gap

Welcome to the 24th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  It is a hot one here in Toronto and I bring you a great conversation I had with Jim post some corporate and personal development work we have been doing at Project X. Jim and I thought that today we would share out con