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Live at MicroStrategy World: Where Business Intelligence Meets Data Integration

Each January for the last 8 years, I have had the opportunity to escape the cold winter weather of the Northeast to visit warmer places like Las Vegas and Miami (where I currently am!) to catch up on the latest BI trends at MicroStrategy World. (Full disclosure, I’m an ex-MicroStrategist).

With more than 2,000 attendees, I can honestly say this year has been one of the most exciting, energizing events I’ve attended in a long time. IT professionals from all around the world are thrilled about the seemingly endless possibilities that market disrupting forces like Big Data, cloud, social media and mobile technologies are producing. When all is said and done, these things will have made a profound impact on the way we do business as well as the way we live, communicate and interact with our world. In fact, they already have!

During my many conversations with BI professionals here at MicroStrategy World and elsewhere, they often cite a fundamental challenge that is preventing them from fully realizing the benefits of their BI applications. That challenge is how to build a strong data integration infrastructure that enables IT to capitalize on the opportunities of Big Data. This is exactly where BI meets DI.

It is clear to me that a solid data integration infrastructure not only accelerates BI initiatives, but also helps maximize the benefits by making more data, that is accurate and relevant, available in much less time. However, this is a story that is much more powerful when told by one of our customers. For those of you in Miami at MicroStrategy World, don’t miss the chance on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m. to hear directly from a leader in the healthcare industry. Part of the Big Data track, the presentation will be held at the Intercontinental Miami and will focus on using Syncsort’s DMExpress to reduce the cost and complexity of ETL for better, faster BI.

For the lucky ones in Miami, see you there! For everyone else, please feel free to leave a comment. I’m interested in your thoughts and experiences.

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