Why I created a blog

Its been four years since I first created this blog. It has remained true to Essbase and related information over those years. Hopefully it has answered questions and given you insight over those years. I will continue to provide my observations and comments on the ever changing world of EPM. Don't be surprised if the scope of the blog changes and brings in other Hyperion topics.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Miscellaneous Ramblings

Just a few musings to show you I still exist since its been a while since I last posted. I don't know how some people (John Goodwin) have the time or energy to post as often as they do with such good information.

First, as mentioned on Edward Roske's blog, the ODTUG board elections were announced and Essbase's good friend Tim Tow was not reelected, while we have Mark Rittman on the board, Tim is/was the Hyperion advocate on the board and I'm sure he will be missed. We owe a big thank you to Tim for all his hard work to get Hyperion included in the Kaleidoscope conference. It is truly the best home the products have had.

Second, in conjunction with item 1, the Kaleidoscope conference dates and location have been announced. It will be held in Washington D.C. on June 27th to July 1st(2010). While I am not on the Hyperion SIG board this year, I did get a peek at the list of submitted abstracts and they look awesome. I don't know what the final selections will be, but it looks like there will be some great topics. I recommend doing whatever you can to go to that conference. You will not be disappointed. From what I understand, there might even be a track with more intoductory topics and case studies for people who want to start learning more about the product.

Finally, I am anxiously awaiting my copy of the new book on Essbase and BI. While I don't remember the name, I know some of the authors and I'm guessing it will be a good read. As soon as I read through it, I'll put a review here.

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