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IT Insights Brewing at the Data Virtualization Café

New Microsite Serves Range of Data Virtualization Tastes

Data virtualization is a hot topic today as business and IT realize data virtualization's business agility, time-to-solution and resource savings benefits.

As a result, numerous new articles, research reports, white papers, videos and other content become available every day.

If you are interested in data virtualization, how do you keep up?

Welcome to the Data Virtualization CaféTM
The Data Virtualization Cafe or DV Cafe is a microsite 100% dedicated to the topic of data virtualization. You can think of the DV Cafe as your destination for all things data virtualization.

With the DV Café, staying abreast of key data virtualization trends and insights is now much easier. Not only is the freshest data virtualization content consolidated in a single place, the DV Café's format make this content enjoyable to consume. Further, the DV Café's "best of data virtualization" compilation approach, along with links to additional sources, ensures your time is used wisely.

What Is Brewing at the Data Virtualization Café?
The DV Café includes a wide range of dynamic data virtualization information including:

  • The latest data virtualization news articles from leading media such as the DataCenter Automation, Government IT Journal,  ITBusinessEdge, SearchDataManagement, SOAWorld, Virtualization Magazine, and more.
  • The most relevant data virtualization research reports from thought leaders at analysts firms such as Gartner, Forrester, TDWI and EMA as well as data virtualization white papers from independent analysts such as Claudia Imhoff, Rick van der Lans and Colin White.
  • A diverse set of videos that address key data virtualization topics from the point of view of users, analysts, vendors and more.
  • Blog content from the Data Virtualization Leadership BlogTM, data virtualization's most complete and far-ranging blog site covering data virtualization strategy, architecture, best practices, products, business value, market trends and more.
  • Direct links to books about data virtualization.
  • Invitations to upcoming data virtualization events and web seminars.
  • Interactive discussions on diverse data virtualization topics with members of the DV (Data Virtualization) Café LinkedIn group.

Because data virtualization is a dynamic topic with new information and insights published daily, the DV Café is updated daily.

Why the Data Virtualization Café Is a Great Hangout
With the DV Café, staying abreast of key data virtualization trends and insights is now much easier. Not only is the freshest data virtualization content consolidated in a single place, the DV Café's format make this content enjoyable to consume. Further, the DV Café's "best of data virtualization" compilation approach, along with links to additional sources, ensures your time is used wisely.

"I continue to be a strong advocate of data virtualization technology and the business benefits and agility it can provide to most organizations," said Shawn Rogers, Vice President Research, Business Intelligence at Enterprise Management Associates. "The increasing need to integrate diverse data sources is driving greater interest in data virtualization solutions and the DV Café represents an excellent source of information as more organizations investigate the opportunities in this marketplace."

Which of Your Friends Will You Meet There?
The DV Café is a friendly place to for everyone interested in data virtualization.

  • If you are new to data virtualization, the DV Café can accelerate your learning curve.
  • If you already know about data virtualization, the DV Café can help you become an expert.
  • And if you are a data virtualization advocate, the DV Café can help you become a true data virtualization champion.

Interested in becoming a Data Virtualization Barista?
DV Café editors are always on the lookout for great data virtualization content.  In the news, video, and event sections for example, the DV Café editors select content based on audience relevance, freshness, and insightfulness.  In other areas of the site, for example the Data Virtualization Leadership Blog and the DV (Data Virtualization) Café LinkedIn group, content are syndicated from these specialized data virtualization sources.

The editors at the DV Café also value high quality, high impact data virtualization content from any source.  If you have something to contribute, please send an email to [email protected].

In addition, you can join the DV (Data Virtualization) Café group on LinkedIn.  Focused exclusively on data virtualization, this community contributes discussions, polls and other insights and is linked directly to the DV Café site.

More Stories By Robert Eve

Robert Eve is the EVP of Marketing at Composite Software, the data virtualization gold standard and co-author of Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility. Bob's experience includes executive level roles at leading enterprise software companies such as Mercury Interactive, PeopleSoft, and Oracle. Bob holds a Masters of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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