Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ask Michael in 2009

Starting in 2009, I will be hosting a free monthly webinar for all aspects of business intelligence and data warehousing. Of course, because I am considered the expert in Discoverer, a large amount of the time will be devoted to answering questions on this hugely popular tool.

The first webinar is scheduled for January 14, 2009

There is plenty of time to submit a question and / or register for the webinar so click here.

A couple of says before the webinar I will contact you with the username and password that you will need for access.

Remember - the webinars are free but you must register with me

ASC Training in Tennessee

Hello everyone
I want to let you know about an exciting new inititiave that my company is starting in 2009. Because we know that many companies only have one or two staff that need our training and cannot afford to have us come on site, we will be offering the same trainng at our own premises starting January.

The training is built around the Higher Education EUL that we developed for SunGard and their clients. If you are unsure whether this would be suitable for you please email me for more details.

Note: Armstrong-Smith Consulting has partnered with SunGard and are the sole authorized partner able to offer this training.

Click here for more information, for prices or to make a booking. By the way if you are a member of the Nashville or Oklahoma City Oracle User Groups we will give each attendeed a 10% discount on the training price and give a further $50 donation to your user group when you complete the training. A Win-Win if you ever heard one!

If you are interested in this training, click here for the Agendas

If you would like more information please drop me an email.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Happy Holidays to everyone

Hello everyone. I just wanted to drop you all a line and say thank you to everyone who follows my blog and wish you all very best wishes for the upcoming holidays to you and your family wherever you are in the world. Most of you I know are in the United States but I have a lot of dedicated followers in other parts of the world in countries like the United Kingdom, India, Canada, Australia, Germany, Denmark, China, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Russia and dozens more.

If I knew how to send you best wishes in your language I would.

I also wanted to let you all know that I will be starting several new services in 2009 and invite you to email me with your name and email address so that I can let you know when the services will start.

Because many of you have limited budgets and unable to travel for training and help, we are setting up on-line initiatives. One of the most exciting new ventures will be the making available our superb Discoverer training courses to on-line subscribers. We will be offering both our popular Administrator and End User classes for you to follow. We will also have a dedicated trainer available via telephone and email should you have issues.

Discoverer courses:
  • Discoverer Administrator - 14 hours on-line
  • Discoverer End-User - 20 hours on-line
Further, and these have been asked for many times, we will be offering the following brand new on-line courses:

Other Courses:
  • An introduction to SQL - 8 hours on line
  • An introduction to Data Warehousing - 8 hours on line
  • How to maximize your business intelligence investment - 8 hours on-line

These are generic courses not aimed at a particular product and will be very popular.

We will be placing a form on-line in the coming weeks but until then please send me an email with your name and I will make sure you get on our distribution list for these courses. Sending me an email in no way ties you in to buying a course and I will not give your name or email address to anyone else for any purposes. You will only be contacted by Armstrong-Smith Consulting.