Monday, February 25, 2008

Kalido Debuts its Business Modeling Tool - Free Download

Recently Kalido debuted its business modeling tool aptly named Business Information Modeler. This means that business modeling has a new home in form of this tool. Before people used to resort to all sorts of drawing applications from Vizio to PowerPoint for their business modeling needs. The good thing about this tool apart from slick interface that introduces gesture-based modeling, is its ability to connect to Kalido platform and import the model right into it, saving weeks worth of work. It can also push changes as and when it happens in the model itself.

Kalido also started a Google groups for this modeler. You can get a free copy of this tool as well as insights from seasoned business modelers if you join The Business Modeling Community Forum at Google. Worth a look for those in business modeling area.

Friday, February 22, 2008

TDWI Las Vegas

Along with some other colleagues, I spent considerable amount of last week at Vegas. We were there as exhibitors in TDWI World Conference. It was held in the customary Caesars Palace. While the actual conference goes on for almost a week, exhibitors part is restricted to couple of days. Two red eye flights and an exhausting schedule made sure that I was tired as hell by the time I landed back in Washington.

TDWI Las Vegas again proved why it is considered a marquee event in the data warehousing and business intelligence world. Conference was attended by a good mix of mid and senior level staff from companies across North America. Some were there just for fun, however a number of them were seriously looking for new vendors, tools, technologies and methodologies. We generated considerable attention being the only services company on display in exhibitors arena.

A few things stood out in this year's event;

  1. Everybody is looking for MDM solution

  2. Almost everybody has got some form of Data Warehouse in their enterprise, albeit not without any problems

  3. Companies have data warehouses and business intelligence solutions though without any Enterprise Information Management strategy

  4. Companies are not able to maximize the benefits of data warehouses since they can not use its data across multiple applications

One theme that is common across these issues is lack of foresight in implementing Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence solutions. It is time companies gave way to DW/BI 2.0. It is time that Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence implementations serve a greater purpose than just supporting reporting to upper management.

Our stay in Vegas ended with a dinner at Bradley Ogden hosted by our technology partner Kalido. Too bad we could not stay for the full course or else we would have missed our red eye.

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