Business terminology vs. technical lingo

How many meetings have you been in where the technical personnel start talking about the database, sizing, storage, partitioning, indexes, staging, ETL, programs, operations or performance – and the business users in the group look perplexed? When you're meeting or gathering requirements with business users, "techno lingo" can sure make […]

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IT, analytics & the speed of knowledge

I recently spent some time with Eric Williams, former Executive Vice President and CIO of Catalina Marketing, to prepare for a whitepaper that he is writing on IT, analytics, innovation and business value. As always with Eric, it was a fascinating discussion so I thought I would blog about some […]

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Worried about what might kill you? You should have attended Gartner Symposium

I recently attended Gartner’s IT Symposium, Gartner’s premier IT event. Since I’m not a fantasy city fan – sorry Disney, I mean Orlando, or was I in Las Vegas? - I was heavily motivated  to attend the conference sessions. Although one can hardly scratch the surface of the content that […]

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