January 30, 2009

Managed to stay away for more than a year. Just stumbled over the relict of this blog. The answer to my question of last year:  No change at all. Need to change my behavior before another year is over. Converted to Facebook some time ago. That seems to make sense.


Gartner BI Summit

January 23, 2009


Have been to the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit at The Hague the other day. The program has been packed. The Gartner keynote by Andy Bitterer shed light on the future of BI. It has been my first time to attend this show. People said that not alot of news around. BI has been the named # 1 issue of CIOs for the 4th time in a row. That means either no progress or no delivery or both. I need some more time to get through the whole array of presentations.

Also met Ted Friedman of Gartner at the show and had the opportunity for a one2one meeting. He gave me some interessting pointers to companies in the data integration  and data quality managment space.

iGoolge == (myYahoo – 7 years)

January 4, 2008


Signed up for an iGoogle account the other day. Nice application. However, reminds me of myYahoo Version 1.0. Can’t exactly remember when myYahoo came out, but must be (Internet) ages ago. I used the myYahoo portal for a couple of month and then lost interest. Let’s see if it’s any different with iGoogle. For curiosity I tried to log into myYahoo (now Mein Yahoo) and – yes, account still works. Unbelievable. The Internet never forgets …

Web 3.0 and beyond

January 2, 2008

Web 3.0

Today I read this article on msnbc on Web 3.0 applications – again. Wikipedia has the following article on Web 3.0. Google counts about 2.000.000 articles on Web 2.0 and about 10% of this on Web 3.0. But even better, back in early 2006, this blog entry gives allraeady a detailed analysis on google page counts on all Web X.0 variants.

Interesstingly the article also quotes Oren Etzioni as “hoping to make the ‘dumb’ computer far more user-friendly” in the context of Web 3.0 apps. Learning to “understand” the information on the Web, that’s what it is all about.

Prosit Neujahr, Everyone!

January 1, 2008

Happy New Year! After a splendid New Year’s party I spent the morning first cleaning up the flat (old year’s mess) and then listening and watching the New Year’s Concert given by the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Georges Prêtre. The concert featured a very lively program on the lines of the Austrian French relationship. Highly recommended. Of course the chance to give a reference to the upcoming European Football Championships 2008 which will be hosted by Austria and Switzerland this year was not to be missed. Prêtre blew a whistle to kick of the Sport-Polka and received a red card in return.

Let’s get started

December 31, 2007

Planet Express

The other day I read this prediction of Gartner for 2007: Blogging will reach its peak level in 1H 2007. Well, this is to boost 2H 2007 and the following periods. 🙂 Seriously, I thought it’s time to get some hands-on experience and actually live the Web 2.0 life. I’m quite curious if this will impact my life experience in 2008. At least, it should be easier to remember.

So, I wish everybody a fun night and have a good time until 2008, whereever you are.