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CAOUG Presents Business Intelligence 101

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Pick up some lunch and come join us. Barry Ralston will provide an excellent kick-off for our 3-Part series on Business Intelligence.

Business Intelligence 101 – presented by Barry Ralston, CAOUG Member

DATE: Thursday, March 19, 2009

TIME: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

PLACE: UAB Cudworth Hall (1919 University Blvd.) , Room 140

LUNCH: Brown Bag


Presentation Overview

In this session you’ll examine the basics of Business Intelligence. Barry will answer questions like: Do I need a data warehouse to do BI? What tasks are involved in BI? What organizational buy-in do I need to make our BI successful? What personnel do I need to keep my BI solution going? What are the components of BI? What tools are available that I should look at? Strategies for making sure our BI implementation is actually bringing value to our company?

Barry Ralston is currently Chief Architect for Business Intelligence with Birmingham-based ComFrame Software. Since joining ComFrame in 2001, his client successes include Aflac, Honda, and the Children’s Hospital of Alabama. In addition to speaking at the Alabama .Net Code Camps 1, 4 and 5, Barry has delivered presentations on Business Intelligence with Microsoft technologies at SQL Saturday 1 and 4.

With a career in Business Intelligence spanning 14 years, he has previously been an invited speaker to the Oracle Development Tools User Group, International Oracle User Group – Americas and JavaOne. For more information see Barry’s profile at


UAB Cudworth Hall is at 1919 University Blvd. (between 19th and 20th Street on 8th Ave South). Here’s a link to a map to help you reach Cudworth Hall:,+birmingham,+al&sll=33.510628,-86.804867&sspn=0.031989,0.055962&ie=UTF8&ll=33.506459,-86.799245&spn=0.007998,0.01399&z=16

Public parking is adjacent to the building at $1.00/hour. If you have easy access to the Birmingham transit system, they drop off at they corner of 8th and 20th Street (25 cents to ride one way).

Written by altechevents

March 18, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Posted in CAOUG

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