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Analytics: The Next Wave

Speakers at the SDForum analytics conference last Friday on the Stanford campus made clear that the next wave of analytics brings with it exciting new opportunities. And here are the keys elements that make this next wave so exciting: New

Posted in Analytics, SVForum

Data Management in the Cloud

Daniel Graham of Teradata spoke Tuesday evening at the SDForum BI SIG on the topic “Data Management in the Cloud.” See my article summarizing his presentation. It’s interesting to compare his presentation with that of Donovan Schneider from, who

Posted in Analytics, Cloud Computing, SVForum

How to Measure Anything

I’ve recently read and want to recommend Douglas W. Hubbard’s How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of “Intangibles” in Business (2007). The book’s central premise is that anything can be measured and that any measurement, even a very imperfect

Posted in Analytics, Book Review

Real-Time Analytics at

Learn how Salesforce makes BI real time. Donovan Schneider, Principal Architect at, gives the inside story at the SDForum BI SIG.

Posted in Analytics, Cloud Computing, Salesforce, SVForum