Saturday, December 18, 2010

Stuff I shoveled December 13-17 2010

Health Information Exchanges' Tech Challenges

Big Exchange, Big Challenges

SAP Unveils New Face of SME Market Success

Facebook Rejected Microsoft's Acquisition Offer

iPad Supplanting Print Newspapers

Six Steps to Stop SQL Injections

Eight GRC Time Bombs

Self-service BI catches on

dbEverywhere Empowers Web Designers to Create Data-Driven Sites Without Programming

Elgan: How spammers will poison your social graph

I'm Being Stalked By Social Media Sites Like Facebook and Twitter

Dell, EMC, and HP catch storage acquisition fever

Once “explained,” ancient “computer” unfolds new mysteries

Make social passion the cornerstone of enterprise collaboration

The Net Value of Data

Will small identity management firms thrive in 2011?

Zoho ties Quickbooks, telephony to its CRM

Oracle set to launch MySQL 5.5 GA release

5 Reasons HP Should Acquire SAP

Google's new core business: All Internet, all the time

Oracle Tightens Its Grip, Apache Slips Through Its Fingers

The state of BI tools

IBM Offers CIOs Predictive Analytics for Data Planning

Solid State Drives No Better Than Others, Survey Says

HP Denies Neoview Cut, Hires SAP Exec

Business Ingelligence Trumps Facebook

5 Reasons HP Should Acquire SAP

Creating an open source body of knowledge on process management

Where's Government Data In The Cloud?

Human Brain Has More Switches than All Computers on Earth

Interoffice communication in a flat world

'Human cloud' of skilled workers growing in importance

Oracle burnishes its Lustre

IBM to build 3 petaflop supercomputer for Germany

Goodbye Internet, we hardly knew ye?

Why IBM Rules the World of Technology Services

SAP StreamWork Eyes Enterprise After Google Wave Crash

Databases In Cloud Poised To Make Impact

WikiLeaks Imbroglio Renews Focus on Risk Management

Cookie Cutter Approach to BI Won't Cut It

Shadow DNS is in the works: Do we need a second Internet?

IBM's Innovation Strategy: Preserving the Foundation


IBM Watson computer to play $1M game against Jeopardy! champs Announces Multi-Platform Enterprise Cloud Database,_Private,_and_Trustworthy

Cloud Computing on Rich Data

Add Derived Data To Your DBMS Strategy

SAP Goes On Demand

IT Blogwatch: Toshiba launches "fastest" SSD

Bye-bye Neoview?

Storage in 2011: Virtualization Still the King

Does 'big data' equal big opportunity for storage vendors?

SAP's Hana Speeds the Database Race

The Year in Review, The Trends Ahead

That Was the Year That Was: Major Data Warehousing Events of 2010 (and Predictions for 2011)

3 "Big-Data" Predictions for 2011

From the BIScorecard Blog: Tableau 6.0 and Cool BI at TDWI

Is SQL Server's MPP Retrofit Too Little Too Late?

SAP Energizes CRM with Analytics and Interactions. But Will It Work?

Information Managers Unite

Risk Management, the Financial Crisis and Bayesian Methods

Metadata Search and Discovery for Information Alignment

Data Governance: A Chicken and Egg Problem

SAP Elevates Enterprise Software Strategy

CouchDB: The Most Widely Distributed, NoSQL Open Source DB

Will small identity management firms thrive in 2011?

Why Steve Jobs Loves Optimized Systems

Microsoft Announces Hardware for Business

SAP pushes out 'significant' patch update

IBM chooses MLC-based SSDs for its midrange, high-end arrays

Microsoft adds Facebook 'likes' to Bing search results

Red Hat buddies up with Eucalyptus

HP Inks $1.4 Billion Outsourcing Deal With German Utility E.ON

On Graphene, Nobels and Catastrophic Failure

Oracle angles MySQL for Web apps

Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse Hits Metal This Month

Silicon Valley's worst of the worst

Resource Allocation 101

Complex event processing comes to cloud management


EMC Ships New 'Self-Service' Cloud Storage Package

As Social Media Sites Mature, New Privacy Concerns Emerge

Jaspersoft Enhances

Jive Ushers in New Era of Social Business Apps

Oracle Cloud Office Takes Aim At Microsoft, Google

The role of Data Governance in maintaining the integrity of data

Data Center Spend Shrinks As Cloud Grows

Will Google Music Be a Lock(er)?

Five Ways To Fool A Twitter Sentiment Tool

Can You Really Trust the Cloud?

Four Innovations in Information Infrastructure


Google Launches New 'Body Browser'

Aweekstweets December 11-18 2010: the week I whittled a very long stick

Week till Christmas. The remaining snow on ground today, plus what's expected Tuesday, may make this a white one. A light bright one, I hope 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Somehow I doubt that repeal of "don't ask don't tell" will put an end to homophobia in military. The services must take this very seriously. 7 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Many papers about recommendation engines ( @aittner 16 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Twitter should preserve the "reply to" link on DMs that are in fact replying to a specific tweet. 19 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Critics noted Blake Edwards had some stinkers. Can't believe they gave pass on "SOB," one of worst early 80s flix. Nasty anti-Hollywd screed about 3 hours ago via txt

Wishing Mr Larry King all the best in his post-CNN. He should do tech industry video podcast panels. Why? Brilliant practitioner of KISS. about 4 hours ago via txt

Crisis on Korean peninsula. Curious whether China will stand idly & let K J Il throw catastrophc civil war like grenade into Asia econ boom? about 4 hours ago via txt

Thing about being an analyst. You're always sharpening your thoughts to a fine point. Like the guy whittling a stick. Just cuz he enjoys it. about 4 hours ago via txt

Washington DC's best-known industry. This Fairfax County analyst is as geo close 2 it as my Orange County bro is 2 Hollywood. But not close. about 5 hours ago via txt

Marketing campaign optimization. Any metrics for gauging fatigue of marketeers & their targets as these things drag on? Enuff enuff already! about 5 hours ago via txt

Surprising amount of solid legislation being passed by lame-duck Congress. Everybody campaign weary. Some adding notches to post-DC resumes. about 5 hours ago via txt

Nice to not to have to travel for a while. Changes of scenery nice now & then. But routine & familiarity of home ground you. Let U recollect about 5 hours ago via txt

Military must mirror the society it serves. If society has no qualms about letting gay people come out, military should too. Best for all. about 5 hours ago via txt

Listening. It's funny how many people think you're not listening when in fact you're listening for the point of what they are laboring 2 say about 5 hours ago via txt

Surprised nobody has created a Celebrity Legal Network on cable. Often these real-life dramas are more gripping and/or funny than their work about 5 hours ago via txt

Social process guidance. Exceptions rule in customers' opinions of your commitment. Did some #CRM HERO elicit the best minds' help 2 help U? about 5 hours ago via txt

Social process guidance. If you read @passion4process blog or saw my #BAS2010 preso, U got good idea what we'll discuss in Q1 #Forrester rpt about 5 hours ago via txt

Social process guidance. Do you trust your peers enough to solicit their advice when your biz process exception has got you stymied? about 6 hours ago via txt

Trust. Evidenced by general refraining from jumping to ascribe base motives to others. about 6 hours ago via txt

High chic. It's more a matter of sculpture than fashion. Sculpted sleek looks of mannequins that happen to be breathing humans. Dolled up. about 9 hours ago via txt

MISTER MYSTERIOUS//The score signals doom./Violins screech. George Clooney's/footsteps clatter. Boom! about 22 hours ago via txt

No. Joey was not a peer. He was no Linus. Margaret was not Dennis' crush. They were completely one-dimensional nondescript characters. Friday, December 17, 2010 7:07:06 PM via txt

Dennis The Menace. A strip had the potential to rival Peanuts, but never gave Dennis peers, an obsession, crush, or sibling. Just a dumb dog Friday, December 17, 2010 7:02:59 PM via txt

Bil Keane occasionally had moderately funny one-panel strips before launching Family Circus 50 years ago. Sadly, the circus squared him dull Friday, December 17, 2010 6:55:23 PM via txt

Trick of tweeting is to achieve progressively greater compression without sacrificing content, coherence, legibility, flow, wit, or pizzazz. Friday, December 17, 2010 6:45:29 PM via txt

Asking a person if they are happy is like asking bird to gauge her altitude. They are not sure. Regardless, the horizon looks much the same. Friday, December 17, 2010 6:32:22 PM via txt

According to The Economist, I should go back to 1st grade. Life begins at 46. Friday, December 17, 2010 6:19:13 PM via txt

Me appreciate. Friday, December 17, 2010 6:02:21 PM via txt

Stress is pervasive vascular muscular tension. Damp it thru progressive relaxation : mind first, mind foremost. Friday, December 17, 2010 6:01:22 PM via txt

Schwarzenegger leaving California statehouse after pumping up debt to superheroic steroidal cinematic proportions. Cut!!!!!!! Friday, December 17, 2010 5:48:06 PM via txt

Nope. Just the one. Friday, December 17, 2010 5:45:17 PM via txt

Not listening to Billy Bragg & Wilco "California Stars" from "Mermaid Avenue." But thinkin bout it. "I'd like to rest my heavy head tonite.. Friday, December 17, 2010 4:51:47 PM via TweetDeck

RT @InformationCTO: @merv @jameskobielus loving your chat, 3 of us need to have a glass of wine (or 2) JK--I could use that now Jean-Luc!!! Friday, December 17, 2010 4:09:09 PM via TweetDeck

RT @johnlmyers44: excellent tweet discussion going on currently btwn @jameskobielus & @ColinJWhite re: #EDW & #hadoop JK--We do it all 4 U Friday, December 17, 2010 4:07:44 PM via TweetDeck

Snowstorms and car crashes. Gotta attend to other things. Bye.; Friday, December 17, 2010 4:06:05 PM via TweetDeck

Man has this been a crazy week. Friday, December 17, 2010 4:05:20 PM via TweetDeck

@merv Yeah. That's the crux of in-database analytics. That's well established as an approach for evolving the EDW into analytic app server. Friday, December 17, 2010 4:05:09 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

Query performance, for example, is resultant of at least 10 broad EDW architectural criteria, each of which breaks down 2 many approaches. Friday, December 17, 2010 4:03:57 PM via TweetDeck

@merv The "what" of what an EDW can do well has numerous metrics and an order of magnitude of parameters to tweak. Friday, December 17, 2010 4:02:53 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

@merv Unclear. Please rephrase the tweet. Are U asking if chicken-and-egg evolution of storage before analytics or analytics before storage? Friday, December 17, 2010 4:01:26 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

@merv Yeah. Storage plat is one thing. Analytic db is another (incorp storage). Adv analytic db (w/in-db analytic & stat lib) build on that. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:59:47 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

@merv EDW (hub-and-spoke) is arch of anlytc DBMS. Indep data mart is another. ODS yet another. Anlytc data mart (4 pred analytics) one more Friday, December 17, 2010 3:58:07 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

@merv Separates analytic databases from what? Friday, December 17, 2010 3:55:29 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

@ColinJWhite Analytic persistence is the family. Analytic DBMS is species (analytic filesys is another). EDW is arch of analytic DBMS. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:55:00 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ColinJWhite

@merv "How many EDWs are analytic platforms?" JK--All. "how many just persistence vehicles?" JK--What do you mean by "just"? Storage? None Friday, December 17, 2010 3:52:44 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

@dmenningervr #Hadoop #EDW Exactly. Hadoop is not the panacea. The Apache Hadoop project hasn't, for example, addressed lo-latency. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:51:34 PM via TweetDeck in reply to dmenningervr

@ColinJWhite "Analytical platform for analytics"? That's redundant. Do you mean "database platform for analytics"? That's an EDW! Friday, December 17, 2010 3:50:49 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ColinJWhite

@ColinJWhite The #EDW continues to evolve into this new era. The multi-tier architecture with persistence approaches fitted to tiers. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:50:14 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ColinJWhite

Query performance @ColinJWhite I disagree. Most of the examples are in fact an analytic database/persistence platform for mixed workloads Friday, December 17, 2010 3:48:34 PM via TweetDeck

@ColinJWhite I'm laying out my full perspective on the current/emerging #EDW market. As it's reflected in my criteria for my Wave. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:41:24 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ColinJWhite

@ColinJWhite Read Apache "powered by Hadoop" wiki ( and decide 4 yrself. You see any clear demarc vis-a-vis #EDW? Friday, December 17, 2010 3:40:39 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ColinJWhite

@ColinJWhite Who said that particular tweet was about Hadoop? That's about flexible EDW ecosystem w/ optimized persistence at each tier/node Friday, December 17, 2010 3:38:17 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ColinJWhite

@ColinJWhite I'm suggesting both. Build next-gen EDW on Hadoop clusters in (pub or prem) cloud. Source content from Hadoop clusters in cloud Friday, December 17, 2010 3:36:45 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ColinJWhite

@bevelson Not at all. Most #Hadoop deploys 4 PB-scale in-cloud adv analytics (unstr+str) in cloud. As #EDW replace or back-end. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:35:30 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bevelson

#EDW query flexibility. Optimize 4 diverse queries via hybrid of columnar, row, dimensional, file-based persistence in EDW architecture Friday, December 17, 2010 3:32:48 PM via TweetDeck

Cloud #EDW. Data replication/failover to at least one premises or public cloud DW/storage environment is increasingly important for HA & DR. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:31:28 PM via TweetDeck

#EDW Wave vendors: All FSR calls are scheduled through my research associate, Charlie Coit. Please take note. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:27:09 PM via TweetDeck

@danolds Nah. Larry Ellison is sane. And he's tall enough to actually look like he could have been a basketball star. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:14:01 PM via TweetDeck in reply to danolds

@merv For sure. Banded pricing in this market. See my forthcoming #Forrester rpt on analytic solution appliances (with EDW appliance plat) Friday, December 17, 2010 3:13:16 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

@ColinJWhite #EDW #BBBT #Vertica Why? PB scale. Cloud deploy. Unstruct (eg soc media) content. In-db anlytx. Data+content mining. Standard. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:12:25 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ColinJWhite

#EDW Wave vendors: I need all your written responses by COB today. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:10:00 PM via TweetDeck

Enforced silence is heaviest crowd governance scheme. Everybody adjusts every behavior 2 sustain. Violators--even peep--cracks like thunder. Friday, December 17, 2010 3:07:57 PM via TweetDeck

"What John Cage's silent symphony really means" ( JK--Means audience hyperconscious that their own murmurs R the music Friday, December 17, 2010 3:05:53 PM via TweetDeck

Best scene in "The Social Network" was those spoiled rich twins jamming selves into Harvard pres Larry Summers' sched, & him bouncing them Friday, December 17, 2010 3:00:20 PM via TweetDeck

@Unreal_G Notation is a latecomer to music, and not at all essential in the composition, performance, or listening. Except in special cases Friday, December 17, 2010 2:56:15 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Unreal_G

@merv #BBBT #Vertica Keeping #Hadoop at bidir push/pull armslength 4 #EDW is so "late 2010." I expect next-gen #EDW to integ Hadoop tightly Friday, December 17, 2010 2:54:33 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

@merv #BBBT #Vertica Yes, all-in-one pricing is compelling/inevitable for all those core #EDW components, in a commoditizing market. Friday, December 17, 2010 2:52:25 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

@tydak Boris da man on dat stuff! Friday, December 17, 2010 2:48:58 PM via TweetDeck in reply to tydak

@geoffrobinson #Vertica #BBBT Extensibility, customization, & #EDW in-db stat library w/LDMs important 4 quick dev/deploy of adv analytics Friday, December 17, 2010 2:42:12 PM via TweetDeck in reply to geoffrobinson

@Claudia_Imhoff #BBBT #Vertica Pricing simplicity important: transparent per-capacity #EDW licensing facilitates cross-vendor comparisons. Friday, December 17, 2010 2:39:19 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Claudia_Imhoff

RT @JAdP: #Vertica showing how to find the value in the data through Graph Analytics & Pattern Matching #BBBT JK--Graph analysis is powerful Friday, December 17, 2010 2:13:41 PM via TweetDeck

"Advanced Analytics: Recap of #Forrester Twitter Chat and #FollowFriday" ( #dmjam @TibcoSpotfire #tibco @Brett2point0 Friday, December 17, 2010 2:12:01 PM via TweetDeck

"Advanced Analytics: Recap of Forrester Twitter Chat & #FollowFriday" ( JK--From good folks at @TibcoSpotfire #dmjam Friday, December 17, 2010 2:10:35 PM via TweetDeck

"Advanced Analytics: Recap of Forrester Twitter Chat and #FollowFriday" ( JK--From the good folks at @TibcoSpotfire Friday, December 17, 2010 2:10:05 PM via TweetDeck

"Five Ways To Fool A Twitter Sentiment Tool" ( JK--This @SethGrimes blog awesome or awful? I agree (yeah..right). Not! Friday, December 17, 2010 2:04:33 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts by X from X Anthology JK--Sounds like perfect name for hymn. Friday, December 17, 2010 1:05:12 PM via TweetDeck

Ringo. Without his beat, the other three would have had 2 downsize their name to "les." And change the spelling to "Ulls" to avoid confusion Friday, December 17, 2010 12:59:02 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Good Morning Good Morning by The Beatles from Sgt. Peppers JK--Notice Ringo's powerful propulsive drumming. Friday, December 17, 2010 12:46:38 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Push I'll Go by Baby Dayliner JK--Theme of busy professionals everywhere. Urgent? If not, we ain't budging. Friday, December 17, 2010 12:41:39 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Girls by Death in Vegas from the album Scorpio Rising JK--Very memorably in "Lost In Translation" soundtrack. Friday, December 17, 2010 12:23:55 PM via TweetDeck

App. That term now suggests little all-powerful icons on yer smartphone. Somehow, feels like wrong term for big honkin' biz trans platforms. Friday, December 17, 2010 12:14:57 PM via TweetDeck

@bevelson #Tibco That's for sure. TIBCO is not a CRM or customer analytics company. This acq sort of pushes them in that direction. Friday, December 17, 2010 12:07:21 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bevelson

@bevelson #tibco distinction btwn trans & analytic apps dissolves w/ next-best offer; inline pred models & rules dive optimzed transactions Friday, December 17, 2010 12:05:31 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bevelson

#TIBCO #LoyaltyLab acquisition. Puts TIBCO into "next-best offer" "recommendation-engine" CRM analytics-optimizing trans app vendor space Friday, December 17, 2010 11:52:45 AM via TweetDeck

RT @bevelson: #Tibco acquires #LoyaltyLab #SaaS loyalty management software (rewards, etc) JK--I'm on the briefing too. Friday, December 17, 2010 11:40:13 AM via TweetDeck

@scotthumphrey #TDWI Craps. The name of the game reminds you that you're flushing your money down the tubes. That's why I steer clear. Friday, December 17, 2010 10:56:45 AM via TweetDeck in reply to scotthumphrey

TDWI Ottawa/Gatineau in mid-winter. You probably won't see me skating on frozen Rideau Canal. But BI/DW pros know I won't skim the surface! Friday, December 17, 2010 10:48:28 AM via TweetDeck

I'll be speaking at the TDWI chapter in Ottawa/Gatineau on Thurs Jan 27. Look forward to seeing you all there. Details to come. Friday, December 17, 2010 10:42:15 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Pure by The Lightning Seeds from Cloudcuckooland JK--Memorable tune from early 90s. Memorable band? No. Who were they? Friday, December 17, 2010 9:38:15 AM via TweetDeck

Gene Autry. Best Christmas songster of all. His classic recordings are all light, fun, charming, and exquisitely sing-along-able! Friday, December 17, 2010 9:05:57 AM via TweetDeck

Theory. One person's crisp clear eminently practical description of a complex space is another's "theory." Friday, December 17, 2010 9:05:16 AM via TweetDeck

@MattHawkins Hey man, I'm not buying that theory. If caffeine made us funny, Seattle would be HQ of Comedy Central. Friday, December 17, 2010 9:03:54 AM via TweetDeck in reply to MattHawkins

Writing abstracts for my #Forrester 2011 research agenda reports. Expect collabs with @kateleggett & @passion4process Friday, December 17, 2010 9:02:13 AM via TweetDeck

@MattHawkins Scratching head at that tweet reply. Has no actually connection with what I tweeted. Friday, December 17, 2010 8:57:46 AM via TweetDeck in reply to MattHawkins

"Will Google Music Be a Lock(er)?" ( JK--If so, will they get Monkee Davy Jones to be their spokes-moptop? Friday, December 17, 2010 8:56:46 AM via TweetDeck

"Weird World of Tech Product Names" ( JK--Funny & true. Alphanumeric goop. She's real fine my 409-iLC40E77U(V)-xl-3G++ Friday, December 17, 2010 8:54:23 AM via TweetDeck

Complete this tweet: If Larry Ellison had invented Facebook, he would have [BLANK] Friday, December 17, 2010 8:44:41 AM via TweetDeck

Spam. Made casual glances at unsolicited adult materials a universal experience. Like those dudes pushing dirty stuff at you on Vegas strip. Friday, December 17, 2010 8:39:40 AM via TweetDeck

Just when you think that life can't scale anymore, it get scalier & scalier. At some point, it's as scaly as Godzilla. Friday, December 17, 2010 8:32:34 AM via TweetDeck

"Bob Seger Ringtones Debut Today" ( JK--Forget Beatles on iTunes. This is the downloadable music industry story of year Friday, December 17, 2010 8:20:36 AM via TweetDeck

RT @weknowmore: "Is Google Too Big?" ( JK--Hard 2 argue that Google a monopoly, nearly and/or naturally, in any mkt sgmnt Friday, December 17, 2010 8:11:46 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors by Editors from An End Has a Start JK--Great bombast. Great image in title. Friday, December 17, 2010 8:06:50 AM via TweetDeck

@robinbloor Always wondered about that song. Were he & Suzie holding hands WHILE skipping stones? Hope one was righthanded, other southpaw. Friday, December 17, 2010 8:05:16 AM via TweetDeck in reply to robinbloor

@mahi1108 For starters, stop referring to their home as a "foreign" country. Accept that you are the foreigner in their midst. Friday, December 17, 2010 8:03:01 AM via TweetDeck in reply to mahi1108

Which email account do you check 1st thing in morning? Which social network? Which news website? How long linger on those? Friday, December 17, 2010 8:01:12 AM via TweetDeck

@petescholtens My pleasure. Re social intelligence, see my Forrester rpts on social ntwk analysis: Friday, December 17, 2010 7:59:19 AM via TweetDeck in reply to petescholtens

Recommendation engines. They may issue recommendations, or imperatives, or short lists of most attractive options 4 U 2 pick & choose among. Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:53:36 PM via txt

Some shoveling tonight. Not enough to make it a real chore. But a task necessary and waiting. Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:49:26 PM via txt

The ladies up front at Bally's wearing their festive Santa caps. I call them the Sisters Claus. Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:47:24 PM via txt

Self: a shifting shell between inner & outer climates. Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:45:35 PM via txt

RT @kexpplaylist: You Can't Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd by Roger Miller #KEXP JK--Add him to the list of "own only one country LP" artists Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:55:45 PM via TweetDeck

Yes, it's slippery out there. Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:42:25 PM via TweetDeck

On #SAP StreamWork briefing/demo with #Forrester colleague TJ Keitt (, who covers Content & Collaboration. Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:47:07 PM via TweetDeck

Forthcoming #SAP StreamWork Enterprise Edition will support hybrid cloud/on-prem deploy & include "social intelligence" expertise search. Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:41:17 PM via TweetDeck

Taking great briefing & demo from #SAP on Streamwork, a social cloud capability available in BI On Demand and, soon, their LOB & perf mgt Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:39:32 PM via TweetDeck

RIP Blake Edwards. Noteworthy for great comedies such as "Pink Panther" series , "Victor Victoria," etc. Husband of Julie Andrews. Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:33:02 PM via TweetDeck

"Critics Slam Fox News 4 Distorting Global Warming Debate" ( JK--Should require they say "fair & balanced" questionable Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:57:42 PM via TweetDeck

The hottest year in Washington DC recorded history closes with the coldest December in the past decade. Global warming stirs turbulence. Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:39:28 PM via TweetDeck

Ze snow, STILL she is fallEENG! Sacre blanc! Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:36:44 PM via TweetDeck

RT @copyblogger: Trump’s Top 3 Tips 4 Dominating Niche ( JK-Get 1) pile of $, 2) scary haircut, 3) serial trophy wives Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:14:18 PM via TweetDeck

Oh...Beethoven's birthday....probably explained why @loserboy started his show with some classical gas this morning. Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:09:58 PM via TweetDeck

@cparente Interesting review. Only time we stopped by that place on Duke St., they told us it's only for reserved private parties. Not true? Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:07:32 PM via TweetDeck in reply to cparente

@LoudyOutLoud Re Gopher vs. WWW primacy: it gets a bit tricky: parallel development in the early 90s ( Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:05:59 PM via TweetDeck in reply to LoudyOutLoud

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Love You To by Yim Yames from A Tribute To JK--Cool version of Harrison composition from Beatles "Revolver" Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:54:30 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp God Only Knows by The Beach Boys from Pet Sounds JK--Bah-buh BAH Bah-buh BAH Bah-buh BAH Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:46:08 AM via TweetDeck

Ze snow, she is fallEENg! Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:02:35 AM via TweetDeck

Writing a detailed explanation to an #EDW vendor of why I crafted particulr Wave criteria/scales the way I did. This is transparency at work Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:01:17 AM via TweetDeck

@jbernoff Right. It tends to encourage us to pushback harder on that other analyst's ranking than the vendor might have intended. Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:37:42 AM via TweetDeck in reply to jbernoff

@jbernoff Not so much a "PR gaffe" as a standard PR attempt to stampede the analyst community into herdthink. We try to think critically. Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:34:12 AM via TweetDeck in reply to jbernoff

Hey vendors, don't tout selves as excelling in another analyst's ranking. Sure,, they're smart. But #Forrester prefers facts 2 feed our eval Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:27:06 AM via TweetDeck

Mark Zuckerberg invented social networking in the same way Tim Berners-Lee invented networked hypertext--i.e, he didn't. But his beta scaled Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:14:33 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Symphony No. 1 by Ludwig Van Beethoven JK--Cool. @loserboy does Ludwig. Where are Alex & his droogs when we need em? Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:08:58 AM via TweetDeck

I'd like to see tweet-power metric that gauges unexpectedly viral real-time impact of a seemingly innocuous statement from a seeming nobody. Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:06:59 AM via TweetDeck

RIP Bob Feller. Strong, solid, robust, reliable, Hall of Fame Cleveland Indians hurler with a wicked fastball. Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:02:59 AM via TweetDeck

Yesterday's #Forrester #dmjam on adv analytics: great wide participation from many of our analysts + many non-Forr analysts. Great bak&forth Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:51:19 AM via TweetDeck

As everybody in power gets a twitter handle, & routinely put all public announcements on this channel, the novelty of doing so will decline. Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:49:41 AM via TweetDeck

Apparently, tweet "power" a function of power of tweeter, significance of tweeted announcement, & novelty of using Twitter 4 that announcmnt Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:48:18 AM via TweetDeck

RT @FasTake: "Twitter's 10 Most Powerful Tweets of 2010" ( JK--Would love to see metrics used to calculate tweet "power." Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:46:16 AM via TweetDeck

"On Graphene" ( JK--Would be cool if carbon-based life form remakes self in carbon-based exoskeleton & nervous system. Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:40:25 AM via TweetDeck

"SAP pushes out significant patch update" ( JK--I propose all vdrs do megapatches on same day & all users call in sick. Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:32:28 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Everybody's Weird Except Me by Stereolab from Not Music JK--Veteran group w/ great new song w/great song & LP titles Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:29:40 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Estarabim by Erkin Koray from Anatolia Rocks JK--Fine Turkish dance grooves from 1970s. Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:20:58 AM via TweetDeck

"Microsoft Announces Hardware 4 Business" ( JK--Disappointed. Same ol' MSFT hw (PC periphrls). Maybe HP should buy them Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:17:16 AM via TweetDeck

"Why Steve Jobs Loves Optimized Systems" ( JK--"Optimized"? Is that Jobs' new codeword for "closed & proprietary"? Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:09:25 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Candy Says by The Velvet Underground from the album The Velvet Underground JK--From their beautiful quiet 3rd album. Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:01:50 AM via TweetDeck

As we approach the certainty of at least an inch of certain-to-stick snow in the DC area, calm sets in. Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:44:44 AM via TweetDeck

@kimstanick Why are you sorry? Thursday, December 16, 2010 5:47:20 AM via TweetDeck in reply to kimstanick

Saw "The Social Network." Accurate portrayals of several obnoxious industry personality types. Facebook dude. Napster dude. Dudes who sued. Thursday, December 16, 2010 5:11:38 AM via TweetDeck

My next #Forrester Teleconference, Wed Jan 26, 1-2pm (EST): "Appliance Power: Deliver Advanced Analytics Into Customer-Facing Processes" Wednesday, December 15, 2010 4:10:58 PM via TweetDeck

Just great. Tweet about motor oil and every Chevy dealer in the world wants to follow me. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:56:41 PM via TweetDeck

@EventCloudPro #legacy #cruft #barnacles You are quite right. Real-time analytics trip up the fluffy elephant. Had-oopsy-daisy! Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:49:02 PM via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

@EventCloudPro #forrester "Crufty ol' Hadoop"? Is that old yet? Is it that encrusted with barnacles? Had-oopsy-daisy! Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:42:03 PM via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

@alanmstein Zoinks! How could I forget old-line country's closest thing to a down-home hippie. My apologies to Willie. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:41:03 PM via TweetDeck in reply to alanmstein

@gerryvz Oooh. Oooh. Oooh. This is becoming far too gooey a tweet thread. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:40:18 PM via TweetDeck in reply to gerryvz

People who own exactly one reggae album have a Bob Marley. People with one country album? Hank Williams or Johnny Cash. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:31:45 PM via TweetDeck

@gerryvz LOL. I don't even want to ask. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:29:27 PM via TweetDeck in reply to gerryvz

Note that the #Forrester #EDW solution appliance report and the EDW Wave doc (in process) are separate, though leverage common research. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:25:03 PM via TweetDeck

Let's be honest. Nobody truly loves data for itself. Just like you don't have a passion 4 motor oil. But we love well-lubed power machinery. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:12:18 PM via TweetDeck

Signed off on next #Forrester report: "Appliance Power: Deliver Adv Analytics Into Customer-Facing Processes." Extensive update to 2008 doc. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:36:27 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lazy Eyes by 120 Days from 120 Days JK--Had weird intuition this would be followed by Caribou "Odessa." I was right. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:20:04 PM via TweetDeck

@EventCloudPro Yes, indeed. We could build out a more detailed list, and just may do so in an upcoming #Forrester study Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:12:10 PM via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

I lied. I'm hyper-analytical about my social media workstyle. I just counted. I tweeted 49 times on #dmjam . 50 if you count this tweet. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:11:32 PM via TweetDeck

#dmjam Back to grind of being an analyst analyzing advanced analytics. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:01:58 PM via TweetDeck

#dmjam Have a good one everybody! Wham bam fun to jam! Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:01:05 PM via TweetDeck

#dmjam We shouldn't forget that adv analytics is ultimately just highfalutin math if don't validate against what we perceive with own eyes Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:00:38 PM via TweetDeck

@owensleslie #dmjam Right. Sentiment analytics only get you partway there. Engage & converse with people 2 see if truly happy or pissed off Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:59:16 PM via TweetDeck in reply to owensleslie

@hkisker #forrester #dmjam Of course it's not. Predictions are everybody's business. Do U go with gut alone, or have stat corroboration? Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:57:38 PM via TweetDeck in reply to hkisker

@EventCloudPro #dmjam Core descriptive/predictive models of social #CRM: awareness, sentiment, propensity, churn, upsell, fraud Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:56:40 PM via TweetDeck in reply to EventCloudPro

#dmjam In real-time, U want predictive models, integrated with soc media listenng engine, detecting potential issues & trigger response proc Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:55:01 PM via TweetDeck

#dmjam Let's say you want to make differentiated offers to customers influential on Twitter/FB/etc. Soc ntwk analysis mines for influence. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:53:18 PM via TweetDeck

@rbkarel #dmjam For sure. Advanced analytics (pred, data mining, text analytics, soc ntwk analysis) key for driving #SCRM processes. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:52:12 PM via TweetDeck in reply to rbkarel

@timjpowers #dmjam Yes. Advanced analytics is mining the semantics/relationships in new info sets: text, events, tweets, media, etc. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:50:42 PM via TweetDeck in reply to timjpowers

@Claudia_Imhoff #dmjam Wonder if Sting has mastered the tantric branch of adv analytics. @NeilRaden may have anecdote. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:49:17 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Claudia_Imhoff

@passion4process #dmjam #bpm Process intelligence is in heads of people in your org. Real-time proc guidance thru social #BPM delivers that Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:47:54 PM via TweetDeck in reply to passion4process

@dakoller #dmjam Which reminds me. Intelligence in social med sources is latent in text. Adv analytix mines 4 that, injects intel into apps Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:46:58 PM via TweetDeck in reply to dakoller

Process intel. #dmjam. BAM is dashboard. Recomm engines are Process/rules/analytic platforms the transmission. People drive. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:45:11 PM via TweetDeck

@NeilRaden #dmjam You don't need to do anything in particular. Just keep on rolling with the jam. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:42:44 PM via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

@rbkarel #dmjam #Analytic #BPM #BI Process intel. Do we embed auto-intelligence in process or enable people in process to get intelligent? Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:42:17 PM via TweetDeck in reply to rbkarel

@NeilRaden The "unwashed"? Actually, people developing the models R the ones who've sullied selves with multinomial probit regressive goo. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:40:30 PM via TweetDeck in reply to NeilRaden

@rbkarel #dmjam Right. I drive this home by pointing out that I am not super-analytical in my work habits. I just want my day to flow easy. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:39:23 PM via TweetDeck in reply to rbkarel

@bevelson #dmjam It's even funnier when we abbreviate "analytics" to "anal." It's easier to get anal about hairsplitting distinctions. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:38:26 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bevelson

@bevelson #dmjam I'll take it a step further. Info workers don't want analytics per se. They just want guidance on doing their jobs better. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:37:29 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bevelson

@armano @amorriso #dmjam JK respectfully disagrees. Advanced anaytics mines the deep past, deep present, & deep future. CEP is deep present Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:36:14 PM via TweetDeck

@hkisker #dmjam Holger, the real greenfield for pred analytics is models embedded (and extensible) in #CRM #ERP LOB apps. That's big trend. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:35:21 PM via TweetDeck in reply to hkisker

#dmjam Interactive in-memory BI exploration tools are out there in force, used by biz analysts. That's advanced analytics. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:34:10 PM via TweetDeck

@passion4process #dmjam We could call this space "business outcomes," but that would be vaguer still. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:33:20 PM via TweetDeck in reply to passion4process

@rbkarel #dmjam But if wondering whether heavy multivariate statistical modeling and pred analytics tools ready for mass Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:32:23 PM via TweetDeck in reply to rbkarel

@rbkarel #dmjam Adv analytics ready for pervasive rollout. Leading #BI vdrs offer user-friendly pred modlng as integral or add-on feature Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:31:32 PM via TweetDeck in reply to rbkarel

@rbkarel #dmjam Data prep is the predominant time-sink in most adv analytics projects. Can shorten that time by doing #EDW in-db analytics. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:29:48 PM via TweetDeck in reply to rbkarel

@passion4process #dmjam #bpm Problem with "advanced insights" is that it doesn't give a hint of what you need to deploy to nurture insights Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:28:46 PM via TweetDeck in reply to passion4process

@dmenningervr #dmjam Source of dirty data may be very clean apps/DBs, but the process of data governance may be messy as hell. Tech term. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:27:27 PM via TweetDeck in reply to dmenningervr

@gleganza #dmjam Yes, insight is part brilliant flash by some human. But brilliance comes easier to the prepared mind. Prepare w/analytics Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:26:19 PM via TweetDeck in reply to gleganza

@jamet123 Nay! Begin with the biz outcome in mind (lift in loyalty, sales, revs, etc). What biz actions/decisions/analytics enable that? Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:25:09 PM via TweetDeck in reply to jamet123

@ryanprociuk #dmjam Orgs investing in embedded process analytics are in telecom, retail, media, Web 2.0, etc. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:23:36 PM via TweetDeck in reply to ryanprociuk

@rbkarel #dmjam #analytics #BI #datawarehouse #datagovernance #dataquality JK--Decisioning is envelpe. Analytix enable. Teks enable analytix Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:22:26 PM via TweetDeck in reply to rbkarel

@bevelson #dmjam Useful 2 think in biz proc perspctiv. Cust-facing processes: sales, mktg, cust svc. How do inline adv analytics help them? Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:20:09 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bevelson

@Claudia_Imhoff #dmjam They certainly are, Claudia. "Remedial" is not right word. It's not like we requiring biz people 2 go back to school Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:18:39 PM via TweetDeck in reply to Claudia_Imhoff

@bevelson #dmjam Yes. Future-oriented risk mitigation. Business is about placing bets and knowing if the odds are in your favor. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:17:16 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bevelson

@dmenningervr #dmjam Adv analytics = what I put in this blogpost/diagram: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:16:34 PM via TweetDeck in reply to dmenningervr

@bevelson #dmjam Churn/loyalty/retention, upsell/cross-sell, anti-fraud, segmentation, market bskt analysis, survival analysis, yadda yadda Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:14:58 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bevelson

@joestanhope #dmjam Right you are, Joe. In fact, interactive exploration BI tools that Boris & I cover are kindred to trad'l data mining. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:13:45 PM via TweetDeck in reply to joestanhope

@owensleslie #dmjam That depends. You don't necessarily want a shotgun marriage of your data mining with BI if they serve different users Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:12:39 PM via TweetDeck in reply to owensleslie

@owensleslie #dmjam Leslie, of course they can, and that in fact has been the traditional siloed approach of data mining projects. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:12:01 PM via TweetDeck in reply to owensleslie

@bevelson #dmjam Who says BI is dead? It's anything but. Core BI tools are adding predictive features all over. Look at #IBM Cognos 10, e.g Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:11:15 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bevelson

@rbkarel Yep. Paramount goal is "answer business questions." Do you have analytic tools to help more roles answer more questions? #dmjam Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:10:06 PM via TweetDeck in reply to rbkarel

Honestly I'd prefer not 2 hair-split "BI vs. adv analytics"...just call it all "business analytics" (hist, real-time, predictive) #dmjam Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:08:53 PM via TweetDeck

@rbkarel #dmjam Rob it's really open question where trad'l BI leaves off & adv analytics picks up. Core BI arena continues to add features Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:07:26 PM via TweetDeck in reply to rbkarel

@bevelson #dmjam Come on, Boris, nobody's stigmatizing BI. Adv analytics is trad'l BI evolved 2 answer wider range of biz questions. #dmjam Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:06:22 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bevelson

Advanced analytics. What is it not? It's any #BI that is primarily historical, structured data, for reporting, dashboarding, etc. #dmjam Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:04:55 PM via TweetDeck

What is advanced analytics? It goes beyond #BI to encompasses deeply predictive future-oriented analysis. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:02:42 PM via txt

Chocolate-covered mouse? Not a new delicacy. Just an unintended consequence of eating while I work. Wiping it off now. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 11:32:39 AM via TweetDeck

Gutsourcing. That sounds gross. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 11:18:12 AM via TweetDeck

Crowdsourcing. For when the collective gut instinct is deeper than your own. And when your faith in available analytics is shaky. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 11:17:45 AM via TweetDeck

@3eco Crowdsourcing makes best sense when you have little confidence that no one person has the answer, but many have clues. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 11:15:28 AM via TweetDeck in reply to 3eco

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hurt by Johnny Cash from...The Man Comes Around JK--Couldn't hurt 2 come around, #dmjam on adv analytics 12-1pm EST Wednesday, December 15, 2010 11:01:32 AM via TweetDeck

Predictive this, optimized that, algorithmic whatever. Let's hear YOUR thoughts. Tweet w/ #Forrester #dmjam on adv analytics. Hour from now. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:57:59 AM via TweetDeck

Time magazine's annual person of the year is Facebook wunderkind. I remember a time when I actually read Time. Now it's superfluous reading. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:41:56 AM via TweetDeck

Here's the thing about #Forrester #dmjam TweetJams. Consider them open-mike platform for tweeting your thoughts in prominent industry forum. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:39:34 AM via TweetDeck

Join today 12-1pm EST #Forrester TweetJam on advanced analytics w/ @rbkarel me @bevelson @hkisker @passion4process @owensleslie #dmjam Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:38:01 AM via TweetDeck

Crowdsourcing. Beware false faith in wisdom of crowds. If you source dumb advice from "crowd," don't blame them/it. Filter foolishness out. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:32:04 AM via TweetDeck

Many tweets this morning commenting on the cold. Yes, soc med encourage small talk. But massive volume of same-topic small talk is big bore. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:11:58 AM via TweetDeck

To reflect the variety of artists it has actually inducted, I suggest Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame rename self "Rock 'N' Rhythm Hall of Fame." Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:05:32 AM via TweetDeck

HP leaving DW market? Seriously doubt it. Look beyond Neoview. HP is key DW HW vendor, has prtnrshps w/ many vdrs, & has HP-brand appliances Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:03:21 AM via TweetDeck

Interactive Xmas cards sent via email. Annoying & potentially viral. Don't send them to business associates. Don't send them to anyone. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 9:53:17 AM via TweetDeck

I love recent New Yorker cartoon of Q&A at biz conf: "I'd like to open up the floor to other short speeches masqueradiing as questions." Wednesday, December 15, 2010 9:42:59 AM via TweetDeck

Join today 12-1pm est Adv Anlytcs tweetjam #Forrester @rbkarel me @bevelson @hkisker @passion4process @owensleslie #dmjam Wednesday, December 15, 2010 9:40:10 AM via TweetDeck

RT @tydak "State of BI tools: Who's offering what & some lo-cost options" ( JK--See @bevelson data on BI costs #forrester Wednesday, December 15, 2010 9:37:22 AM via TweetDeck

Analyst biz. Not enough 2 do great research, have great thoughts, be great writer/speaker/consultant. Must deliver it all thru all channels. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 9:32:16 AM via TweetDeck

New rock'n'roll hall of fame inductees: Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love. In descending order of "rock'n'roll" Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:44:06 PM via TweetDeck

"IBM Watson computer 2 play $1M game against Jeopardy! Champs" ( JK--It'll only impress me if Watson takes Trebek's job Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:29:50 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Buura by Alash (live in studio) JK--Indubitably Tuvan. Sings like Popeye the Sailor Man with vibrator on vocal cords. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:27:08 PM via TweetDeck

Draining good box of wine. Yes, we do drink boxed wine, thank U very much. Has a cool little plastic spout. IMHO, glass+cork are overrated. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:16:20 PM via TweetDeck

Comes a point in many an evening when I have 2 decide if/when 2 get off computer and get up on analog media again. Newspapers. Mags. Books. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:13:27 PM via TweetDeck

Comes a point fairly soon in scaling of yer social networks when you're speaking 2 no one in particular. You're not even speaking 2 yourself Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:34:51 PM via TweetDeck

@jdfreivald Not a consideration 4 me. Existential transformations are key. Their faces then. Their faces now. Simply memory points 2 connect Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:20:14 PM via TweetDeck in reply to jdfreivald

A key criterion 4 attempting 2 reconnect with somebody from distant past thru Facebook is literally, do I have visual memory of their face? Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:59:53 PM via TweetDeck

"Ryan Reynolds & Scarlett Johansson split" ( JK--GQ's sexy babe & People's sexy hunk each decide the other not so hot. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:47:42 PM via TweetDeck

Temp, humidity, & dewpoint continue 2 drop while windgusts continue 2 build. Nature's perfect deepfreeze. Sucks the heat right out of you. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:30:29 PM via txt

Semantic search. The more organically social #BI interface that doesn't require us to slap keywords like nametags on our virtual chests. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:03:26 PM via txt

Keyword search. The minimal membrane interface thru which all of analytics osmotically permeating consumer culture. Decision engines. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:59:44 PM via txt

Ronald McDonald. Not an ounce of scary clown in 'im. But Willard Scott's original get-up in early 60s DC-area TV commercials? Hideous. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:55:52 PM via txt

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Wired for Light by School of Seven Bells from the album Alpinisms JK--Spooky beauty music from sultry beauty sisters Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:59:04 PM via TweetDeck

Dylan funny? Of course. Try "Tombstone Blues" or "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" or "Maggie's Farm" or "Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat." Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:54:12 PM via TweetDeck

@chinamartens451 I never have. I envy you. I'll bet he was. BTW, Dylan is funniest songwriter. And great poet. Not mutually exclusive. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:52:49 PM via TweetDeck in reply to chinamartens451

@EvidenceSoup And only Leonard finds it amazing that Suzanne "feeds you tea & oranges that came all the way from China." Dude, it's 2010! Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:39:00 PM via TweetDeck in reply to EvidenceSoup

Bottom line: Leonard Cohen simply has always had the guts 2 be who he is and withstand the "pretentious" sniping going back several decades. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:33:07 PM via TweetDeck

@chinamartens451 Which phrase: "praise you" or "thy will be done"? It's ironic that hyper-literary/sombre Leonard is hip now. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:32:03 PM via TweetDeck in reply to chinamartens451

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Praise You by Fatboy Slim from You've Come a Long Way, Baby JK--Radio hit that made processed repeating vocals cool. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:24:03 PM via TweetDeck

@chinamartens451 "Thy will be done" is probably a bit too obsequious. But we could all use a bit of fawning subservience now & then. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:18:10 PM via TweetDeck in reply to chinamartens451

@paul_a_barsch IMHO, humanity needs to get past this vanity regarding our vaunted brainpower. Our gray matter is not evolution's perfection. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 2:41:03 PM via TweetDeck in reply to paul_a_barsch

Julian Assange. Nailing him on a non-condom-use charge makes less sense than when feds nabbed Al Capone on tax evasion. But funnier. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 1:19:50 PM via TweetDeck

RT @Karmasphere: "Karmasphere Analyst...Provides ..SQL Access 4 Hadoop Big Data" ( JK--BI/DW vendors take note. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 1:12:42 PM via TweetDeck

LinkedIn remains down. But notice how few people freak out when LinkedIn goes down. Contrast that with Facebook & Twitter. Those R addictive Tuesday, December 14, 2010 1:09:08 PM via TweetDeck

Contributing to an upcoming #Forrester report on Trends Impacting Business Process Pros in 2011. The #Forrester #BPM braintrust all are. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 1:07:51 PM via TweetDeck

"Shadow DNS is in the works: Do we need a second Internet?" ( JK--Federated governance? Yes. Non-interoperability? No. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 1:05:42 PM via TweetDeck

Speaking of screwing up, the latest tweet on tomorrow's TweetJam corrects my error on the first. The time is 12-1pm (EST) tomorrow. #dmjam Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:58:10 PM via TweetDeck

Joinng me tomorw 12-1pm EST on Adv Anlytcs tweetjam R #Forrester analysts @bevelson @hkisker @passion4process @owensleslie @gleganza. #dmjam Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:56:53 PM via TweetDeck

@paul_a_barsch Parallel processing. Many more paths that can screw up a job big time. If any of those paths is in critical path, watch out! Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:55:17 PM via TweetDeck in reply to paul_a_barsch

"Cookie Cutter Approach 2 BI Won't Cut It" ( JK--Nor will plopping irregular dough on the BI pan. Reuse models/patterns Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:50:39 PM via TweetDeck

"IBM Technology Services" ( JK--Informative slide deck on their breadth/depth & sheer might in GBS, BAO, etc. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:43:27 PM via TweetDeck

Frigid cold, gusty windy, unnervingly raw, & downcast overcast out there. Please no precip. Salvage this near-winter day at least a smidgen. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:41:27 PM via TweetDeck

"Goodbye Internet, we hardly knew ye?" ( JK--Post-Internet age? I doubt it. But "end of history" themes grab buzz. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:36:50 PM via TweetDeck

"'Human cloud' of skilled workers growing in importance" ( JK--I can just smell a hot HR buzzphrase emerging. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:34:00 PM via TweetDeck

"Interoffice communication in a flat world" ( JK--Inter-office? Pshaw! In a flat "social" world, all's inter-personal Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:31:58 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Typical Girls by The Slits JK--Ari died this year. This cracked-reggae song is instant nostalgia 4 postpunk midlifers Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:12:14 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Thanks For Christmas by The Three Wise Men (aka XTC) JK--Should hang Partridge in his very own pear tree. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:50:10 AM via TweetDeck

@Appasionatta None would be inclined to decline the chance to recline with Cline. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:43:04 AM via TweetDeck in reply to Appasionatta

RT @stiennon: "I published "Go ahead & use "password" as your password"" ( JK--Fool the baddies: use "drowssap"instead Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:37:58 AM via TweetDeck

Hey vendors, if you email me your news release & include URL pointing 2 same, you are more likely 2 see me tweet about it (if I'm impressed) Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:36:22 AM via TweetDeck

"Human Brain Has More Switches than All Computers on Earth" ( JK--And far more bugs. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:30:14 AM via TweetDeck

"Where's Government Data In The Cloud?" ( JK--It's all in the WikiLeaks cloud. That's the problem. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:24:28 AM via TweetDeck

@Danne_Hotchkiss Is that a Futurama reference? Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:14:45 AM via TweetDeck in reply to Danne_Hotchkiss

RT @kexpplaylist: That's Entertainment by The Jam #KEXP JK--Best heavy-thrumming rocksong of the early 80s. Paul Weller's masterpiece! Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:11:45 AM via TweetDeck

Forget BI & DW. Forget Excel. Just excel at doing all these calcs in your heads, constantly, leveraging surgically implanted computer chips. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:11:02 AM via TweetDeck

Interviewed by Jai Vijayan of Computerworld re BI trends for 2011. Nothing going on, I told him. This space is dormant. Not!!!!!! Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:06:42 AM via TweetDeck

@JPBarlow @bobblakley "In theory, theory & practce R same. In practice theyre not. Y. Berra" JK--Yankee secret? Catcher messd w/batter minds Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:35:31 AM via TweetDeck in reply to bobblakley

Advanced analytics. What is it? What good is it? BI relevance? Any gotchas? Join us on #Forrester TweetJam, tomorrow 12-1pm (EST). #dmjam Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:30:09 AM via TweetDeck

Half my time is spent level-setting definitions of differences/distinctions between DW, EDW, data mart, analytical data mart, & ODS. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:25:58 AM via TweetDeck

Enterprise data warehousing. Such a fundamental piece of biz infrastructure. I will be taking inquiries on this topic till the end of time. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:12:28 AM via TweetDeck

Process Knowledge Initiative" ( ( JK--Sounds interesting. But will BPM pros give away life's work? Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:29:32 AM via TweetDeck

"Business Ingelligence Trumps Facebook" ( JK--That's actual misspelling in headline. Sometimes, intelligence just jells Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:15:16 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: AM/FM Sound by Matt & Kim from Sidewalks JK--Sounds like slightly updated late-70s power pop. The Knack as guy-girl duo. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:11:35 AM via TweetDeck

"HP Denies Neoview Cut, Hires SAP Exec" ( JK--IMHO, Leo + Marge = HP undoubtedly scouting BI & info mgt acquisitions. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:06:11 AM via TweetDeck

@StevePR104 Congrats, Steve. Sounds like grandfatherhood may be in your near future. Monday, December 13, 2010 10:06:36 PM via TweetDeck in reply to StevePR104

RIP Richard Holbrooke. Instrumental in stanching the bloodflow during the inevitable balkanization of the Balkans. No mean feat. Monday, December 13, 2010 10:04:59 PM via TweetDeck

@StevePR104 Got one of the kids when they were little. Got both actual kids, 23 & 20, here now. Gen X or Y? Not sure. One's XY, the other XX Monday, December 13, 2010 10:00:56 PM via TweetDeck in reply to StevePR104

Trimmed Xmas tree yesterday. Feels good 2 sit under illuminated ersatz fir, marveling at all the AR-gifted ornaments. Vendors truly love me! Monday, December 13, 2010 9:57:39 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Sufjan Stevens "Vesuvius" from "The Age of Adz." Quasi-Greek chorus seamlessly interpolates "Sufjan" into title mid-syllables Monday, December 13, 2010 8:03:06 PM via txt

Over-the-air TV. Local channel numbers do not all line up with Verizon FIOS slot numbers. Little truly local content. Not even a local Bozo. Monday, December 13, 2010 7:56:03 PM via txt

Over-the-air radio. It used 2 B predominant source for new music. But has been so lame 4 so long that I have never once used my Zune's radio Monday, December 13, 2010 7:50:43 PM via txt

Net neutrality. Will antitrust regulators impose search neutrality on Google? Prevent from skew results 2 favor own commercial properties? Monday, December 13, 2010 7:32:52 PM via txt

Once every app has gone "predictive," I'd like to know whether predictions coming true to a greater extent, or if gut is better crystal ball Monday, December 13, 2010 5:47:08 PM via TweetDeck

One of my background activities is spotting when I'm quoted or cited in news stories, then tweeting you to them. Self-promotion, obviously. Monday, December 13, 2010 5:33:12 PM via TweetDeck

"The state of BI tools" ( JK--Going self-service not a radical move and may not require forklift. Just migrate. Monday, December 13, 2010 5:27:30 PM via TweetDeck

Your competitors: Are they evil, obsolete, or just plain clueless? Is it best 2 tell them or let them twist in wind? Discuss amongst selves Monday, December 13, 2010 5:23:39 PM via TweetDeck

Has anybody studied eye-catching qualities of best Twitter profile photos? What holds people's glance long enough to deliver tweet message? Monday, December 13, 2010 5:18:45 PM via TweetDeck

Endeca getting into search-driven BI with Latitude ( . Wonder how this compares with SAP BusinessObjects Explorer. Monday, December 13, 2010 1:55:52 PM via TweetDeck

Facebook created in a college dorm dorm. Never mind whether Zuckerberg did it alone. Smoking gun may be virtual bong hidden somewhere. Monday, December 13, 2010 12:17:22 PM via TweetDeck

@JAdP You're reading far too much into that list. You can opine all you wish on the synergies among various open-source data mgt vendors. Monday, December 13, 2010 11:51:07 AM via TweetDeck in reply to JAdP

Engage us in #Forrester TweetJam, "Advance Your Analytics Strategy," Wed Dec 15, 12-1pm (eastern). #dmjam Monday, December 13, 2010 11:49:58 AM via TweetDeck

@JAdP Why's that "interesting"? Monday, December 13, 2010 11:45:17 AM via TweetDeck in reply to JAdP

"Ancient "computer" unfolds new mysteries" ( JK--Mechanistic epicycle model sent astronomy down longterm dead-end. Monday, December 13, 2010 11:32:05 AM via TweetDeck

"How spammers will poison your social graph" ( JK--This could be #SCRM showstopper. Need multifactor authentication. Monday, December 13, 2010 11:19:35 AM via TweetDeck

@powerpivotpro #PowerPivot You don't need theories. Just call the reporter and ask. Monday, December 13, 2010 11:09:12 AM via TweetDeck in reply to powerpivotpro

@powerpivotpro Theory of what? Are you tweeting with somebody else on some other topic? Monday, December 13, 2010 11:07:28 AM via TweetDeck in reply to powerpivotpro

@powerpivotpro #PowerPivot What article? I didn't write that. Monday, December 13, 2010 11:06:03 AM via TweetDeck in reply to powerpivotpro

"Self-service BI catches on" ( JK--Not just because ongoing economic softness. It delivers faster, better intelligence. Monday, December 13, 2010 11:00:52 AM via TweetDeck

Modern life with ever-shifting schedules. Half the time, feels like crazy-ass Hollywood chase scene where jumping between moving vehicles. Monday, December 13, 2010 10:37:43 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: Loser by Beck from the album Mellow Gold JK--Introduced us all to this brilliant rock auteur. Monday, December 13, 2010 10:24:29 AM via TweetDeck

Expecting best-of-breed all-open-source analytics & data mgt vendor to emerge thru M&A. How about Red Hat + Talend + Pentaho + Infobright? Monday, December 13, 2010 10:17:19 AM via TweetDeck

Another client inquiry where ask me to sort thru #EDW vendor, product, & tech risks. Strong vendors but turbulent market. Caveats galore. Monday, December 13, 2010 10:13:49 AM via TweetDeck

Snow. Pretty dusting adhering to all exterior surfaces. God's sugar frosting. Reminder that nasty sugar shocks may follow later in season. Monday, December 13, 2010 9:29:56 AM via TweetDeck

RT @JeanChatzky: "Matt Lauer goes viral" JK--Do they have him quarantined? Can we catch it thru the TV screen? Please advise. Monday, December 13, 2010 9:26:22 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp: English House by Fleet Foxes from Sun Giant JK--Nothing sly about these foxes. Just sharp straightforward folk-rock Monday, December 13, 2010 9:07:41 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Deep Blue Sea by Grizzly Bear from Dark Was The Night JK--Nothing scary about these grizzlies. Just warm heart n soul Monday, December 13, 2010 9:05:53 AM via TweetDeck

"Comedy Central Unveils Ironic New Logo, and Everyone Misses the Joke" ( JK--It's good hyper-logoish logo. I get it. Monday, December 13, 2010 8:48:25 AM via TweetDeck

Trying to separate personal & professional friends into different social nets becomes counterproductive if your best friends are from work. Monday, December 13, 2010 8:43:26 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist: Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin frm Led Zeppelin IV JK--Perfect illustration of Zep's bipolarity: soft folk & hard rock Monday, December 13, 2010 8:25:51 AM via TweetDeck

Let's see if we get any bombshell IT industry announcements on the run-up to year-end. Somehow the atmosphere feels charged. Monday, December 13, 2010 8:14:15 AM via TweetDeck

Bought Sufjan Stevens' non-concept new LP "The Age of Adz." Feels like light operetta daubed in light electronica. Monday, December 13, 2010 8:08:36 AM via TweetDeck

Drinking coffee, reading New Yorker profile of that Facebook inventor guy. Yawning. Turning page. Watching sun come up. Turning page. Sip. Monday, December 13, 2010 7:06:11 AM via txt

Northern Virginia gets first stick-to-grass snowfall of the season. I like it. I also like the later dawns here on the darkdown to winter. Monday, December 13, 2010 6:54:59 AM via txt

Busy day of follow-me folks. Lots of guys who want to help me make $ online & gals who want to help me maximize my social. Such nice people! Sunday, December 12, 2010 9:01:54 PM via web

@FrancineAllaire Coherence = naturalness of this form of communication. 2011 will see microblogging permeate B2C. Sunday, December 12, 2010 8:28:06 PM via Mobile Web in reply to FrancineAllaire

PopMech: flywhl enrgy strge, wht-spce wrlss, optgntcs, frackng, mdcl isotope shrtgs, CEP, mechnfors, cllphn diag, homomrphc encr, 100gbps FO Sunday, December 12, 2010 3:27:39 PM via txt

"Hi. Thanks for the follow." More often than not, those R opening words of a fallow fiddle-faddle tweetstream that I wish I hadn't followed. Sunday, December 12, 2010 3:20:26 PM via txt

At some point, Matthew McConaughey needs to make a career decision: Go into male modeling full-time, or learn how to act. Sunday, December 12, 2010 2:52:53 PM via txt

Browsing dude magazines. GQ, Men's Health, or Maxim. Let's see. Am I obsessed with my wardrobe, my body, or hers? Sunday, December 12, 2010 2:49:40 PM via txt

Singing in rain can be as wet and vain as clouds in Carly's coffee. Sunday, December 12, 2010 2:32:43 PM via txt

I would write a poem now if I weren't tired of my own style. I will stick to prose unless something spontaneously self-suggests. Sunday, December 12, 2010 2:17:05 PM via txt

Suddenly recalled one of my fave movie scenes of all time. "Manhattan." Woody's character alone, making list of all things he's grateful for Sunday, December 12, 2010 2:11:31 PM via txt

DW competitive differentiation. None of these vendors is so far out front in any area that others can't catch up in year or two. Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:52:33 AM via txt

Competitive differentiation. If true competition, differentiation is ephemeral. Only place differentiation is eternal is the graveyard. Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:50:12 AM via txt

Anti-crash braking system. Would make highway driving more like railroad travel. With virtual rails. Proximity sensors. Speed throttlers. Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:33:09 AM via txt

The sequential order of 20th-Cent cartoon char designs was chrono: When did each first grab hold of popular consciousness. Not by JK taste. Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:32:23 AM via txt

You can infer car model ownership demographic from avg speed on roads. If Lincoln were still with us, he'd drive Lincoln Continental. Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:25:54 AM via txt

Dominant cartoon character design of last century: Disney, Warner, Hanna-Barbera, Manga, Simpsons. Admit it. They are your dream templates. Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:18:27 AM via txt

Sleep is biological necessity but not psychological panacea. REM dreams & nightly discomfort can add stress. Start your mornings w/ relaxing Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:14:06 AM via txt

I suspect same happiness metric applies to social media. As # and genuineness of BFFs in community grows, the deeper your happiness grows. Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:07:33 AM via txt

Social sci rsch. Survey of faithful shows happiness correlated more with # of friends in congreg than w/ piety. Cold pastor = cold comfort. 9:02 AM Dec 12th via txt

At some point in the development of the social enterprise, command-and-control will give way to converse-and-convince style leadership. 8:28 PM Dec 11th via TweetDeck

When will all cars be required to have anti-crash braking systems? Proximity sensors + controls that auto-apply brakes at threshold distance 4:17 PM Dec 11th via txt

Actionable intelligence. Dashboard + controls. Decis auto = KPIs + models + rules drive car directly. Decis suppt = steer driver attention. 4:10 PM Dec 11th via txt

At some point in democratization of analytics, everybody will refer to themselves as "quants," as if that cool. Just as "geek" is cool now. 1:55 PM Dec 11th via web

Being an analyst. Big part of it is shaping yer thoughts & rolling yer research round in yer head constantly. Even at leisure. With pleasure 1:47 PM Dec 11th via web

Falls Church is oddly sedate, pleasant, & hometown-y most of the time. Odd, considering traffic-crazy corners--Tysons & Seven--bookend it 1:44 PM Dec 11th via web

Hey #DW vendors, the shift to solution appliances means U need to solve biz problems beyond "my queries are too slow." 1:38 PM Dec 11th via web

Social media is not about listening to audience. It's about assembling an audience, & being part of theirs, & blabbing as well as U listen 1:37 PM Dec 11th via web

Twitter's new-UI locationing feature stinks. I keep trying to tell it I'm at Panera in Falls Church. It keeps trying to put me in St. Louis. 1:33 PM Dec 11th via web

Maturing IT market segments. You know you see one if the predominant dynamics are shaking (out losers) & stacking (up solution portfolios). 1:30 PM Dec 11th via web