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The Business Intelligence director’s 2009 letter to Santa

published in SearchDataManagement

I’ve written letters to Santa before requesting gifts that data management and data warehousing managers would appreciate. With the current economic climate, many business intelligence (BI) managers, like the person below, are putting together their wish lists for Santa. How many of these things are on your list?


Dear Santa,

I think you’ll agree that I deserve more than coal in my stocking. I’ve been a good BI director all year (actually for years) by working with businesspeople, my development staff and my peers on our BI projects. Our BI solutions have been successful and provide business value. The business is quite happy and tells me our BI solutions have helped on sales, marketing, logistics and finance in many business initiatives. The projects have been on time and under budget (well, maybe the under-budget part isn’t quite true).


But this year, Santa, even though our company continues to grow and prosper, company management is worried about the economy…

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1 Comment

  1. John Schmidt says:

    Great letter Rick! It got me thinking so I wrote a letter of my own. Check it out at

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