Thursday, May 25, 2006

Data Warehouses in the news

The following link points to a Business Week story. Just a shameless plug for BW, but its' my favorite magazine because of the in-depth articles.

Stopping The Sprawl at HP, Courtesy of Business Week

Reading during lunch today I found an interesting article about how HP is building an enterprise data warehouse, consolidating 46 data centers into 6. This is of great interest to me because this confirms my assertion that many companies have too much data and are so overwhelmed that they don't know what to do with it. Even worse, many companies I've talked to don't see to know exactly what data they store and need although they have an idea how they would like to use the data.

Sorry I haven't posted much lately - I don't want this blog to die on the vine so I will make a profound effort to think up some good articles. Have a good Memorial weekend.