Archive for April, 2012

The Gullibility of BI Professionals

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Is the ability to think critically too much to expect of business intelligence (BI) professionals? How about BI professionals who support institutions of higher learning? Wouldn’t it be reasonable to expect high levels of critical thinking from them? Unfortunately, a recent experience has called this into question.
I’m currently in Austin, Texas where I’ll be teaching [...]

In Memory of Andreas Lipphardt

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Earlier this year I was saddened to learn that Andreas Lipphardt, the co-founder and chief executive of the business intelligence software company BonaVista Systems, died tragically on January 27. With a team of never more than three or four people, BonaVista Systems made useful, affordable, effective, and desperately needed data visualization tools that functioned as [...]