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Blog: April 2011

April 29, 2011
Yesterday we published a press release recapping our momentum in Q1 2011 . In case you missed the news here are the highlights from the release: 80 percent growth in bookings in Q1 2011 over Q1 2010; Record unique web visitors and Enterprise Edition evaluation downloads; Expanded customer-facing operations including creating of the Customer Success Team plus adding resources and leadership to the professional technical support organization; Conducted a third party survey of customers to identify areas to improve and action plan is in progress; Added key talent to management team ( Services , Sales , Product ); Partner momentum drove increase in OEM sales with quarter highlights including the Pentaho Global Partner Awards , CRN Five-Star Channel Award and the Fast Track BI Series ; Pentaho BI Suite 3.8 Enterprise Edition GA including exciting product enhancements to Pentaho Dashboards, Reporting, and Analysis. We thank the Pentaho team, community, partners and customers for the ongoing support and feedback.
April 14, 2011
Q&A is a series on the Business Intelligence from the Swamp Blog that interviews key members of the Pentaho team to learn more about their focus at Pentaho and outlook on the Business Intelligence industry. You may be familiar with our interviewee today from reading his blogs on BI from the Swamp or watching a demo on the Pentaho Evaluation Sandbox . If you are a customer, there is a very good chance you have met him virtually or in person. Michael Tarallo is the Director of Sales Engineering and our feature today on Q&A. To learn more about Mike and his role at Pentaho we asked him 5 questions. 1. What brought you to Pentaho? It was spring of 2007 and after about 9+ years at Information Builders (IBI), a proprietary Business Intelligence company, I felt I achieved all that I could and decided to “ find new cheese ”. Around the time I was promoted to Senior Sales Engineer at IBI, a recruiter approached me speaking in tongues of this “thing” called “Open Source Business Intelligence.” I remember thinking, “Sheesh, I am having a hard enough time selling...
April 7, 2011
We’re keeping plenty busy this April with some exciting webcasts, live events, and training classes happening around the world. This month’s webcasts feature a variety of topics, from solving common data integration challenges that face the healthcare industry to the benefits of Agile BI development methodology. Aside from web events, the Fast Track BI Seminar Series is in full gear this month with stops in Mexico, Indonesia, Dubai, Los Angeles, and many more. Webcasts Weds, April 6th – Fast Track Your BI Projects with Pentaho Weds, April 13th – Solving Healthcare Data Integration Challenges Weds, April 27th – Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Pentaho Enterprise Edition Live Events Weds, April 6th – Fast Track BI Seminar – Manila, Philippines Thurs, April 7th – Fast Track BI Seminar – Napoles, Mexico Fri, April 8th – Fast Track BI Seminar – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Mon, April 11th – Fast Track BI Seminar – Jakarta, Indonesia Fri, April 15th – Fast Track BI Seminar – Mumbai, India Tues, April 19th – Fast Track BI Seminar – Abu Dhabi, UAE Thurs, April 21st – Fast Track BI Seminar – Dubai, UAE Weds, April...