Curriculum Modules for Teaching Business Intelligence

A new and updated version of the popular SQL Server BI Teaching modules (with VPC) have been produced.  This release continues to use SQL Server 2005, since SQL Server 2008 is not scheduled for RTM until July or later.  Some of the features include: The VPC on this edition has a 500-day time bomb, which…


IT Challenge Competition

The IT challenge is an online quiz that highlights the art and science of developing, deploying, and maintaining IT systems that are efficient, functional, robust and secure.  Sample Quiz Questions are available at, once you sign-up for the IT competition. Sign-up at for the quiz per the following schedule availability Quiz Date Day GMT…


Imagine Cup competitions for Student Career development

I talk to technology students in Universities across the Midwest and am often asked: What kinds of technology jobs will be available in the future? What skills should I learn in college to prepare for the jobs? With the growth of disruptive technologies and the Wide adoption of Web 2.0 technologies, it is imperative that…


Book on SOA

I found the Book  – Service Oriented Architecture in the Real World to be an excellent read as an introductory book.  Get it from Technorati Tags: book, SOA, academic use