Author Archive | Bob Potter

BI Tools and Data Responsibility

“Traditionally, industry-leading BI tool vendors relied heavily on other technologies to access, transform, cleanse, integrate, and manage the data their tools would bring to life in the form of reports, briefing books and dashboards. Skilled IT professionals created data warehouses, data marts, OLAP cubes, and other intermediary managed environments. These environments were modeled and developed […]

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Is the Rich Client Architecture Dead?

Back when I started my high tech career, the mainframe computer was the ultimate thin client, server side architecture. Command line terminals with their vintage green screen interfaces populated the planet. Who doesn’t remember checking into a flight at the airport and having the airline agent key in commands at a ferocious clip? These systems […]

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