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William McKnight

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I will periodically be sharing my thoughts and observations on information management here in the blog. I am passionate about the effective creation, management and distribution of information for the benefit of company goals, and I'm thrilled to be a part of my clients' growth plans and connect what the industry provides to those goals. I have played many roles, but the perspective I come from is benefit to the end client. I hope the entries can be of some modest benefit to that goal. Please share your thoughts and input to the topics.

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William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at

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I’ll start off ’07 with a tip blog. As information systems get more complex and need to be more reliable, usage information BY USER is becoming more essential for meeting the expectations. The 80/20 rule is certainly evident over time in data warehouse usage among the user community. Those 20% of users who put the 80% of the load on the system also may provide upwards of 80% of the value the user community is getting from the data warehouse. They need to be cared for, sometimes close to the personal level. With the built-in DBMS tools, it’s difficult or impossible to get a good profile of usage by user.

Appfluent is a vendor that provides insight into how users interact with applications and data over time. The Appfluent Product Suite then helps optimize query performance. What I like about it is the ability for DBAs to target their support to the user’s specific needs. I have watched this product in action and now believe it merits strong consideration oversighting any data warehouse that a company is bent on relying on.

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Posted January 3, 2007 8:15 AM
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