The Latest Outsourcing Trend: Primate Programming
The logical choice to lower outsourcing costs is to find a less expensive labor pool. Primate Programming has the ultimate solution to the problem.
Here by the San Diego zoo, experiments last month with baboons have proved that higher primates can perform software testing, traverse complex menus, and code simple XML schemas. The finding have implications for the entire software industry, with some scientists predicting routine programming such as maintenance and report writing will be performed by teams of primates within 10 years. McAuliffe’s work builds on research conducted in 2003 at several research universities. This university research supports the view that higher primates can learn language and perform complex cognitive tasks.The next time someone asks you about outsourcing your data warehouse or business intelligence project, you''ll know where to go.
Posted by Mark Friday, November 14, 2003 10:03:00 PM |
Speaking at the Data Warehouse Institute Conference in May
I'll be doing a half-day course on ETL tool selection at the TDWI conference in Boston in May. As I develop materials, I'll be posting some of them here. In the meantime, if you are interested in evaluating data extraction tools for data warehousing, I refer you to the ETL product checklist I wrote on the topic> last year.
Posted by Mark Tuesday, November 11, 2003 11:00:00 PM |