Reference Architecture – Part 3 – Netezza

I heard back from Netezza last night and got a very reasonable response that I would like to share. "..have not published a reference architecture because unlike other RDBMS/Server/Storage combinations there are a very limited number of variables or tunables, which effect Netezza

Project X Business Intelligence Study

Project X Ltd’s First Study – How is Your Business Leveraging Business Intelligence – a Technical and Business View. We have started a study to see the views that both the Business and Technical users have of Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehousing (DW). 

Reference Architecture

I would like to extrapolate on the idea of Reference Architecture as part of any strategic roadmap.  In a meeting today with some people on the business side, they were having real trouble understanding or being able to create incremental change on some of their larger business i

CoffeeCAST – #14 – A Visit to India

Welcome to the 14th Episode of the CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X. This week we are podcasting from the Bloor and Jarvis having just finished a Senge Circle meeting.  I still have most of my Starbucks Venti red-eye and Mark has a new cup of tea.  Mark Dymond of IBM is ba

Linking Execution with Strategy with Business Intelligence

Why do we look to the active data warehouse (right-time data warehouse)?  To empower people who execute the strategy to have the information and insight to support the operation of the companies business in a way that matches the corporate strategy. What do I mean.  In Steph

Making Life Simple in Business Intelligence

One of the things that became very obvious listening to Claudia Imhoff (Co-founder and President of Intelligent Solutions, Inc.), Stephen Brobst (CTO, Teradata) and Bill O’Connor (Distinguished Engineer, Business Intelligence CTO, IBM) was the use of reference architectures to h

Align Your IT Plan

In my post from yesterday, I had wanted to have a piece from a blog I had read a while back on mip’s scan. So I tracked MIP down to get the link (google’d it on his site and could not find it).  So here it is as a link.  Let me know what you think.

Strategic Planning

I was in a conversation today with some folks and we were talking about the Strategic Planning excercises, the actual plans and what we do with them.  For some reason it reminded me of a quote which I attributed to Sun Tzu, but upon research tonight realized among others it is at