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Jim Baum
Former CEO

Former president & CEO of IBM Netezza, Jim Baum has a unique perspective on the course IBM Netezza is charting and on the pulse of the industry. His blog will share his insights and opinions as we move towards an intelligent economy.

Enzee Universe 2011: From Boston to Mainstream

June 20, 2011 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
Today I’m blogging from Enzee Universe, Netezza’s seventh annual user conference, and want to share the latest news from the show.

Big Data. Big Impact.

March 25, 2011 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
I had the honor this week of speaking with Om Malik of GigaOm on stage at the Structure: Big Data event in New York City. This was a first of its kind event, bringing together an incredibly interesting group of entrepreneurs, enterprises, industry luminaries, investors and press to discuss the...

Netezza Performance at IBM Scale: The Power of Simplicity

December 16, 2010 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
"Easy to use" is a critical differentiator when it comes to technology. Think about your television remote, your camera and your home computer. If it’s unnecessarily complicated, chances are you aren’t going to be happy. You are less likely to use the device or appliance – and it will soon be...

Focusing on Excellence at Netezza

November 1, 2010 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
High-performance business analytics were the talk of the town at the IBM 2010 Information on Demand Conference in Las Vegas last week. This year’s event attracted over 9,000 attendees from all over the world. Each came to participate in a wide variety of activities, presentations, and educational...

Netezza Customers Show the Power of Data Analytics

September 29, 2010 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
Suddenly, everybody seems to be talking about high-performance business analytics, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. The power of high-performance analytics is no longer confined to a handful of people at the top of an organization or constrained by technical walls and roadblocks. Analytics...

Netezza and Data Analytics as a Gateway to the Intelligent Economy

August 3, 2010 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
The "Intelligent Economy" is much more than a trendy buzz phrase or the name of a business school seminar. It's the new reality for enterprises today. The Intelligent Economy is about fundamentally changing the way we view our businesses and our customers, about inviting change when we decide...

Boston Globe Names Netezza Top 100 Massachusetts Company!

May 20, 2010 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
It’s a great honor after just two full years as a public company to be recognized in the Boston Globe Top 100 list. Making the list after a most difficult economic downturn is not only something that all of us at Netezza are proud of but it’s a testament to the tremendous support we receive from...

Smarter Planet or Smarter Computers?

May 18, 2010 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
There’s so much happening in the world of analytics, business intelligence, and data management that, as the CEO of one of the more exciting companies in this space, I find it impossible not to comment. You can expect to hear from me on a regular basis as I share my personal views on this rapidly...

This Past Year and the One Ahead of Us

May 18, 2010 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
Our annual reports were mailed out last week. Writing the letter for  the report gave me a good opportunity to reflect on this past year and  the one ahead of us. Fiscal year 2010 was a defining  moment for Netezza. Against a challenging economic backdrop, we  successfully launched the Netezza® ...