Now that the Winter Olympics in Vancouver are over, I can focus more on work.  A number of friends and partners visited Vancouver for the Olympics and it was great to see all of you.  Thanks for coming.

I was reading an article in Datamation by Jeff Vance entitled "Business Intelligence Software: Ten Leaders".  You can read it here: http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/entdev/article.php/3867751.  Nice analysis of a number of major BI vendors. The top 5 of course are SAP/BusinessObjects, SAS, Oracle/Hyperion, IBM/Cognos, and Microsoft.  Interesting who Jeff picks as the next 5.  The BI space of course is still one of the hottest and fastest growing areas within the software industry.  At Simba, we have started of 2010 very well with a lot of interest in data connectivity from many BI and analytics software companies.