Project X Ltd Announces Exclusive North American Re-seller Partnership with 6 Degrees Planning

21 January 2015, Toronto, On – Project X Ltd announced today that is has entered into a reseller alliance agreement with New Zealand-based Theta for the promotion, sales and support of its Six Degrees enterprise planning software in Canada and the United States. Six Degrees is a

Big Data: The Next Big Thing

First a brief personal history of data warehousing time. In 1987, I started working with relational database systems when they were in their infancy.  We tried to build OLTP and OLAP systems on single relational databases, client server platforms.  It didn’t go so well.  By the

Finding the right BI and Analytics people

One of the interesting conversations we had at our recent client offsite, ConneXions, was about challenges and strategies for finding the right BI and Analytics staff.  Success, it would appear, takes strategic thinking, proactive behaviour, and creativity. The Talent Management Chall

Why Do You Do It?

Have you ever wondered why you do what you do? This statement could mean why you do a certain job, why you respond in a certain manner, or maybe something about your personal life. My hope is that you do it because you are passionate about what you do.  Everyone deserves the chance to

Project X Ltd Turns 9!

Project X Ltd has just celebrated it’s 9th year in business. We would not be able to keep growing and striving without the support of our loyal customers, employees, and partners. We want to take a minute to thank everyone who has supported us to become the company we are today.

Proper Project Communication is Key…right?

I was chatting with a friend recently about a project she is on that she described in her own words as a ‘master disaster’ – timelines in jeopardy, cost overruns, unrealistic expectations, and frustrated team. I thought back to my own experiences and research and my first

What’s a Data Scientist ?

Twice this week I've encountered the newish title "Data Scientist" and have been struggling to understand what that role might entail.  The first place I came across the title was in an article in the Teradata online magazine:

It is not the strongest of the species…

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." Charles Darwin It's that time of year again… winding down 2012, ramping up 2013. What changes can we expect next year? I

Steps to Write Better

 Some ideas from a writing coach's blog I follow.  see 1. Always start early. One of the best ways to make writing less onerous is to begin it as quickly as possible. As soon as I have an assignment from a client

"We're going for the low hanging fruit." While I understand the metaphor, that is by picking low hanging fruit we will achieve earlier benefits, at lower cost and with less effort, I was wondering what would happen if we extended the metaphor. In other words, when do we