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Rip & Replace? No, Synthesize in Place!

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Almost no one likes to hear the dreaded words, “rip and replace!” Reason being, ripping out existing technology is always painful, disruptive and thus largely unwelcome. This is especially true for business intelligence and analytics solutions, partly because… users love their tools!

One elegant solution to this challenge is to install a BI Portal, which synthesizes the metadata and even insights from a wide range of traditional BI and Analytics technologies. Check out this episode of InsideAnalysis to hear host @eric_kavanagh interview Marius Moscovici and Mike Smitherman of Metric Insights, who will explain how this approach works.

Eric Kavanagh

About Eric Kavanagh

Eric has nearly 30 years of experience as a career journalist with a keen focus on enterprise technologies. He designs and moderates a variety of New Media programs, including The Briefing Room, DM Radio and Espresso Series, as well as GARP’s Leadership and Research Webcasts. His mission is to help people leverage the power of software, methodologies and politics in order to get things done.

Eric Kavanagh

About Eric Kavanagh

Eric has nearly 30 years of experience as a career journalist with a keen focus on enterprise technologies. He designs and moderates a variety of New Media programs, including The Briefing Room, DM Radio and Espresso Series, as well as GARP’s Leadership and Research Webcasts. His mission is to help people leverage the power of software, methodologies and politics in order to get things done.

One Response to "Rip & Replace? No, Synthesize in Place!"

  • Gannon (J) Dick
    July 20, 2020 - 12:25 pm Reply

    Timely topic. If School Districts “Rip and Replace” sanitation product procurement we will be deep in something and it won’t be the Heart of Texas.

    Hand Sanitizers are regulated by the FDA (as “Drugs” with a National Drug Code (NDC)). This is an “enumerating badness” firewall. The FDA does recall products – e.g. Methanol containing formulations – which entail hazards per se.

    Surface Sanitizers (wipe down kit) are regulated by the EPA (as “Pesticides” with an EPA Registration Number)). This is an “enumerating goodness” firewall. The EPA adds to a growing list. The problem for institutions, retail outlets and charitable donations is that they order months in advance and can not possibly have “the next best thing” in stock.

    It is possible to validate either type of registry number with a mobile device (you need four hands, but whatever), it is courting disaster to shop subjectively.

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