Tuesday, July 28, 2009

IBM Acquires SPSS

Today, IBM acquired SPSS. For more information, see my general BI blog.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Trend in BI Software Jobs

If you are interested in the trend in BI Software jobs, please see my general BI Blog.

While WebFOCUS jobs remain just a small percentage of the total positions available (only about 1/2 of a percent of all BI openings posted on the Monster job board), there has been an increase from the beginning of 2009 to today. That is positive considering that some BI tools such as Crystal Reports saw a 35% decline in jobs during that same period.

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I am a project-based software consultant, specializing in automating transitions from legacy reporting applications into modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics using Information Builders' WebFOCUS. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven Best Practice methodologies, software tools, and templates.

I have been blessed to work with innovators from firms such as: Ford, FedEx, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide, The Wendy's Company, The Kroger Co., JPMorgan Chase, MasterCard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Siemens, American Express, and others.

I was educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Cincinnati, where I graduated summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders and for over a dozen years served in regional pre- and post-sales technical leadership roles. Also, for several years I led the US technical services teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the Midwest custom software services arm of Xerox.

Since 2007, I have provided enterprise BI services such as: strategic advice; architecture, design, and software application development of intelligence systems (interactive dashboards and mobile); data warehousing; and automated modernization of legacy reporting. My experience with BI products include WebFOCUS (vendor certified expert), R, SAP Business Objects (WebI, Crystal Reports), Tableau, and others.