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Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience. Tim is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions and is a Linchpin People teammate. Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts. He is a board member at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area. Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2. You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.

Archives: December 2009

The Numbers Don’t Lie… Except When They Do

There are few things more reassuring for a data professional than having clean, consistent data to back up critical business decisions.  The numbers don’t lie, or so they say.  But can the right data lead to wrong conclusions?  Sadly, yes, and I suspect that it happens more often than we’d… Read more

1 comments, 217 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 8 December 2009

Upcoming Speaking Engagements for December 2009

Next week, I have the honor of presenting two different sessions on SSIS.  These 2 events are the last speaking engagements on my calendar for this year:

On Monday, December 14 at 11:30 CST, I’m presenting a SQL Lunch session to discuss looping logic in SSIS using the For Loop… Read more

4 comments, 230 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 7 December 2009

Electronic Health Records – What’s the Big Deal? (Part 3)

In the previous post in this series, I discussed the obstacles to implementing electronic health data systems.  Because of these obstacles, many providers are resistant to replacing their paper-based “databases” with true EHR systems.  But assuming the best case scenarios, that all healthcare providers and vendors convert from paper (or… Read more

9 comments, 487 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 3 December 2009

BIDN.com Launch Today

For those interested in the SQL Server BI space, there is a new online resource launching today.  Brian Knight and my friends over at Pragmatic Works have released the Business Intelligence Developer Network, a virtual community of business intelligence professionals.  You’ll find discussion forums, blogs, articles, a file/script sharing… Read more

0 comments, 397 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 1 December 2009