Wednesday, September 28, 2011
So How Does This Blogging Thing Work Again?
OK, I’ll admit it. Things have been a little quite on my blog recently. Eighteen months is quite a time between posts. Surprisingly, my lack of writing is not due to a lack of time – although my second child did enter the world not long after my last blog entry. It’s more a reflection of a change in circumstances for me, a move from hands on designing and building business intelligence solutions to a role which involves strategizing, positioning, promoting concepts and attempting to envision future ways of working with information.
It’s amazing how not having specific, tangible and concrete problems to solve, issues to deal with or systems to build seems at first to rob you of anything worthy of sharing with the community. But now I’m hoping that some of the concepts I’m working with and the bigger issues that I’m chipping away at over time will carry interest for at least some of you. I doubt I’m the only person facing these challenges and a little sharing and exchange of opinions might be helpful.
Among other things, in the coming months I expect to be trying to establish and build traction around data governance, shape several data migration activities and find ways of better using metadata in our business. If all goes well I’ll also get the opportunity to kick around some data mining based R&D. I’ll endeavor to share what I can where I think it might be of interest. Hopefully there’ll be a bit of two way communication so please do drop me a line if you’ve tackled the problems I’m writing about or have a view on the concepts I’m discussing. I’m a big believer in leveraging multiple points of view where I can!
The first cab off the rank will be a blog entry that combines the concept of a single source of truth, the band Nirvana and my morning run. Keep an eye out for that post in the next day or so.