Dear Readers,


We all know that many New Year’s resolutions don’t materialize or are short-lived at best. That is not the case at DM Review. We are celebrating our 18th year as a premier niche publication with a slew of original projects and a new online emphasis to serve our valued readers. Our mission for 2008 is to continue offering the best quality insight, instruction and perspective on the world of business intelligence and all it entails.


This will be a year of change, starting with a transfer of editorial leadership. After 10 rewarding years at DM Review, the last two as editor in chief, I have decided to move on to pursue other opportunities. It is not an easy choice to step away from treasured coworkers and colleagues and all the great friendships built over the years, but as life moves on, gaps are filled with new relationships. In that regard I am very pleased to announce that Julie Langenkamp, the former managing editor of DM Review, is returning to our group as editor in chief. Many of you already know Julie and her keen understanding of our industry. She will work closely with Editorial Director Jim Ericson to maintain and improve DM Review’s standards without skipping a beat. Please welcome her back.


We have some new columnists to introduce. James Taylor, coauthor of the book Smart (Enough) Systems will write about smart enough business. Shari Rogalski is turning her Dealing with Data column over to Stephen Gallagher, the global director of analytics at Accenture. Sid Adelman is changing his focus from tool and technology selection to data governance strategy, and Tony Politano will focus on the topic of convergence in 2008. We have made some cosmetic changes, redesigning the columns page to make it easier to connect the face of the author with her/his thoughts and ideas.


Another exciting announcement is the creation of DM Radio. This formatted and regularly scheduled online programming will begin in January. Eric Kavanagh is the content creator. He is lining up talent to address all sides of the topics to be discussed, which will mirror the DM Review editorial calendar (available for download at Each program will be divided into segments that frame the argument, offer platform and best-of-breed vendor perspectives, analyst/end user’s point of view and a roundtable discussion in summation. Visit for more information on programming schedules.


Coming soon - podcasts. Online columnist Lyndsay Wise recently interviewed Fair Isaac executives, and she’ll discuss issues surrounding the use of predictive analytics in the areas of health care and fraud.


2008 is shaping up to be an exciting year, with a lot to look forward to. I hope you take some time to enjoy it.


Happy New Year,

Mary Jo Nott,
Editor in Chief

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