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10/22
2009

BeyeCONNECT Brings Social Media and Community Platform to Business Intelligence Market

j0385344 150x150 BeyeCONNECT Brings Social Media and Community Platform to Business Intelligence MarketBusiness intelligence professionals, companies and “followers” are starting to expand into social media; whether through company Facebook pages, LinkedIn Groups or through Twitter.   But the challenge for the business intelligence analyst or business intelligence professional is how to keep track of and participate in all those conversations – while still doing your business intelligence day job!

Enter BeyeCONNECT – a social media and community platform for business intelligence and data warehousing professionals.  Brought to you by business intelligence media experts BeyeNETWORK, or as we know them, Shawn Rogers and Ron Powell.

According to Beye guy Shawn Rogers, BeyeCONNECT is the missing piece of the puzzle, using the Web to create a global community in business intelligence and data warehousing.   Like general social networking communities, BeyeCONNECT is free for users and companies to join and participate in conversations.   It’s important to note that it is not an advertising platform.

 Rogers notes, “If you look at social networking, MySpace is for kids, Facebook is really solid with people in their 30s and up, and while LinkedIn draws in professionals, it’s really a job hunting site.” 

 Through BeyeCONNECT, business intelligence professionals can sign up for groups that offer  a range of business intelligence and data warehousing subtopics, ranging from “hot” topics such as open source, software-as-a-service, appliances, to regional professional groups.  The current groups include:

  • Business intelligence and sustainability
  • Business intelligence for marketing
  • Business intelligence architecture
  • Business intelligence in health care
  • Health analytics
  • Mid market business intelligence
  • Open source business intelligence
  • Performance management for everyone

 BeyeCONNECT members include some of the biggest name experts in the business intelligence community.  These luminaries include Claudia Imhoff, Neil Raden, Craig Schiff and more. 

 Business intelligence professionals are active on many different social platforms, but the business intelligence vendor community (like the larger business-to-business community) is still trying to figure out how to participate in social media in way that’s authentic, but also satisfies measurement for the time invested. 

 With its singular focus on business intelligence and data warehousing, BeyeCONNECT may be the answer to how business intelligence vendors can participate in social media.

Kelley Kassa
Spotfire Blogging Team

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