Meet the Team – Virginia Tucker image

Virginia Tucker, Taxonomy Lead Introduction 1) Tell us a little bit about your background. I’ve been on the faculty at San Jose State’s information school for the last ten years. Prior to that, I worked in the information industry in Silicon Valley, both as an information architect and manager of client instructional programs. My first position as an information professional was as the Physics Librarian at Stanford University. I have a PhD in information systems, an MLS, and a BA in music composition from Stanford. 2) What excites you to work in a start-up environment? I’m excited to combine my understanding of vocabulary design with my experience in industry and product development, particularly as this project involves working with recent ...

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Meet the Team – Vaughn Egge image

Vaughn, Taxonomy expert Introduction 1) Tell us a little bit about your background.  I was born in Minnesota (I don’t miss the winters) and grew up in Montana (I don’t miss those winters, either) but have lived in many areas, including Seattle, New York, Chicago, and now the San Francisco Bay Area, where I’m pretty certain to stay. I’ve always loved academia and my plan once was to teach history at the university level. However, I eventually fell in love with the idea of academic/university librarianship or information science. When I’m not building taxonomies for RedLink by moving post-it notes around a giant wall-sized whiteboard, I’m reading mysteries and history books, playing modern board games, listening to university lectures through ...

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Trends in Business Intelligence image

Business intelligence is a rapidly growing market, now worth up to $14.4 billion.  It is becoming a norm for addressing business goals and implementing strategies. With more firms utilizing BI tools, various trends are emerging in the field of business intelligence. These trends are largely due to recent data discovery methods and have been essential for richer solutions. First of all, cloud intelligence is expected to go mainstream. It is estimated that by 2017, at least 50 percent of companies will strategically utilize business intelligence with cloud computing. As cloud services mature, it is expected for more IT departments to use business intelligence in the  cloud. In addition, context is becoming much more essential in business intelligence. As a result, ...

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