Presentations from the Q4 2011 meeting held on Dec. 6, 2011


BI User Group Updates and Announcements
Presentation: BI User Group Presentation Dec 6 2011.pdf

Case Study: Delivering Collections Information through Microsoft BI
Presentation: ICSystem_Journey to BI_20111206_RowlandGosling.pdf

Got debt? Well I.C. System knows all about this and they've been helping clients for over 70 years collect on it. I.C. System is one of the largest receivables management companies in the United States with 800 employees spread across four locations. I.C. System has been able to remain successful over the tough economic times because of their technological advancements in this very competitive, tightly regulated market. With the power of Microsoft business intelligence tools they are able to access, interact, and visualize their data in a fast and intuitive way. We will go over the background of how I.C. System has evolved over the years, talk about the terabytes of data they consume, go over their BI delivery capabilities, and discuss what lies ahead for them.

Rowland Gosling's career spans twenty one years and a dozen database platforms including Progress, Oracle, DB/2 and SQL Server (since 4.2). He has worked for Boeing at Kennedy Space Center, LearJet and a national magazine publisher. Today he heads up a team of data professionals working with 14TB of data across three environments for the financial services industry.

Beyond Rounded Corners - SSIS Changes in SQL Server 2012 (Denali)

Unlike SSIS 2008, there are a number of developer improvements in SSIS SQL Server 2012 (Denali), beyond the rounded corners and new icons. This session will explore the changes and how they improve the developer experience.
Steve Hughes is Principal Consultant at Magenic Technologies. His area of expertise is in data and business intelligence architecture on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. He was also the data architect for a SaaS company which delivered a transportation management solution for fleets across the United States. Steve has co-authored two books and regularly presents on SQL Server and data architecture.

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