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Comment: First step - hire a consultant (Score 1) 147

by bjk002 (#48339939) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Data Warehouse Server System?

This is a MASSIVE undertaking, requiring deep and profound strategic decisions to be made at the highest levels of the company/organization.

To go all in on what advice you might receive from slashdot is fool hearty at best.

Do yourself and your company a favor, hire a world class consultant to come in and provide some advice.

Comment: Re:What's the point (Score 3, Funny) 353

by bjk002 (#47409287) Attached to: Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

I feel the exact same way about all those reckless, careless, risk-taking, jock-want-to-be’s who risk their lives and wellbeing playing senseless games on the field, riding bikes and skateboards without thought or concern, and adventuring up mountain sides without care.

I find it absolutely appalling that I am forced to cough up my money to pay for their reckless behavior, broken bones, torn ligaments, hamstring injuries, and more!!

Comment: Re:It is just so horrible (Score 1) 306

by bjk002 (#46816137) Attached to: Our Education System Is Failing IT

I'm going to have to disagree with you. Logic, statistics, problem solving, are all core to CS degrees, so I fail to see where the degree is "irrelevant to IT".

While pursuing my B.S. in Computer Science I picked up minors in sociology and anthropology, and I did take a philosophy course or two... it helped, but not to any degree you imply whereby it would ofset the need for hard technical skills. While pursuing my MBA, I focused on strategy and ops research. I understand so called "soft skills" quite well, and did not need a Psychology degree to obtain them.

So while I agree that logic is a core competency for success in the field, your statement implying "soft skills" trump technical skills is a bit irrational and incorrect thinking. Particularly when you cast aspersions such as "every problem is solved by a binary decision tree" ... that is demonstrably naive thinking.

Comment: Re:Not a Luddite, but... (Score 1) 674

by bjk002 (#45897585) Attached to: The Internet's Network Efficiencies Are Destroying the Middle Class

Theory is not Law. What you subscribe to is Libertarian theories on market forces. They sound great, but are not at all practical to implement. Reality is far more complex and riddled with exceptions that broad Libertarian theories never seem to account for. And when challenged, the usual Libertarian responds with the typical Darwinian propaganda, something I choose to reject on moral grounds. We are neither zebras nor lions. It is not survival of the fittest. We are supposed to have an evolved sensibility and empathy.

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