User Groups? Those Still Exist? They Do, and You Should Be Going To One

Did you ever ask yourself why you should get involved with local user groups? Why waste your personal time? Why drive out of your way?

See what Jes Schultz Borland, Database Administrator at Kimberly Clark, had to say on the subject.

User Groups? Those Still Exist? They Do, and You Should Be Going To One

June 9th Meeting – Brian Ringley – Data Warehouse Data Quality

A major challenge for any BI data warehousing project is issues with data quality. Often times business users expect the IT departments to simply clean up the data without providing any other input or information. Unfortunately, IT often needs business rules in order to decide how to clean up the data. Without the proper business rules the data cleansing project can take longer to complete or even fail. A way to avoid this situation is to “empower” the business users and give them a way to manage their own data.

Brian Ringley, a Solution Architect at PointBridge Solutions, will present a simple method to allow users to manage their own data using SharePoint and SQL Server Integration Services. There are many Master Data Management tools available in the market, however, these are often expensive or difficult to use. Allowing users to manage their data within SharePoint allows them to use an environment they are comfortable with and leverage other out of the box SharePoint functionality.

No Memphis PASS Chapter May Meeting

There will be no May meeting for the Memphis PASS Chapter.

Instead, we’re all invited to the Memphis in May BBQ Fest. (See the invitation below.)

This event is by INVITATION ONLY, so we reserve your seat today.

Please note that due to the flooding along the Mississippi River, the event has been moved to:

Tiger Lane | Mid-South Fairgrounds
335 S Hollywood
Memphis, TN



May 12-13, 2011
Tiger Lane | Mid-South Fairgrounds
335 S Hollywood
Memphis, TN

Presented by:
Microsoft, BT, New Horizons, SoftChoice, Citrix, Quest, Polycom, Avanade, NetApp and Aspect

Register now to reserve your space!

Questions?
Contact Natalie Baskin @ 901.328.2162 or email nbaskin@nhmemphis.com

As a valued customer, we have your tent waiting…

Please join us in the Smoke Masters Championship BBQ Team Tent (#R-049) at the 2011 Memphis in May – World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Presented by Microsoft, BT, New Horizons Computer Learning Center, SoftChoice, Citrix, Quest, Polycom, Avanade, NetApp and Aspect.

This event is by INVITATION ONLY, so we encourage you toreserve your seat today.

Dates & Times
Thursday, May 12 Lunch: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
  Dinner: 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Friday, May 13 Lunch: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

 

General Information

Admission to Memphis In May is FREE from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Single Day Tickets are $8 (after 1:00 PM) – Children 6 and under are Free.

Admission to the Smoke Masters tent is free to invited guests. Please print this invitation and bring to our tent. Great prizes will be raffled both days at Noon and 7:00 pm!