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SolidQ Launches Business Intelligence Center of Excellence, Hires One of Microsoft's Own BI Experts as DirectorCarl Rabeler, SharePoint and SQL BI Expert Formerly With Microsoft SQLCAT, Rejoins SolidQ as Director of the Business Intelligence Center of Excellence (October 19, 2011)
RESTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/19/11 -- Under Carl Rabeler's direction, SolidQ's Business Intelligence Center of Excellence (BI CoE) will assist customers and partners around the world by providing architectural support, security review, mentoring, content delivery, as well as content development. The BI CoE will complement SolidQ's delivery and training initiatives by leveraging BI CoE resources for advanced training, and on projects for complicated requirements, security, and integration. According to Erik Veerman, BI Director for SolidQ North America, "The BI Center of Excellence makes sense for us and our customers. Whether enterprise data warehouse, cloud services, or self-service BI in SharePoint, we can better serve our customer needs with the BI CoE's industry leading expertise. We're excited to have Carl heading up this new initiative."
Carl states, "Rejoining SolidQ to lead the Business Intelligence Center of Excellence and being part of a global and world-class team is a tremendous opportunity. The BI CoE team will provide great value to SolidQ's customers in the implementation of cutting edge Microsoft-based solutions. The release of SQL Server 2012 and the emergence of cloud-based BI solutions are powerful changes in the technology business. This is a perfect time to rejoin SolidQ to lead the BI CoE."
Carl Rabeler is a well-known business intelligence expert, speaker and author, and was the founder of SolidQ's business intelligence division in 2003. Carl comes to SolidQ from the Microsoft SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) where he worked with enterprise customers on SQL Server 2012 Power View, and SharePoint 2010 Kerberos/SharePoint security issues as a customer-facing member of the SQL Server product team. His deep expertise spans Power View, PowerPivot, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, SharePoint, SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW), the new Business Decision Appliance, and SQL Azure. As a member of Microsoft SQLCAT, Carl worked directly with the Microsoft product teams and with Microsoft's enterprise customers, to drive successful implementations of SQL and SharePoint BI technologies on SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2008 R2.
Eric Van Soldt, Director of Sales for SolidQ North America, notes that "Carl is a welcomed addition to the SolidQ team in terms of his leadership and technical skills. He is a perfect fit to drive the new Center of Excellence."
SolidQ is a global provider of consulting, mentoring and training services for Microsoft Data Management, Business Intelligence and Collaboration platforms. As a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner with 10 Competencies (3 Gold, 7 Silver), the company employs many of the world's top technical experts, including over 50 recipients of Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) award or Regional Director recognition. These professionals serve more than 800 clients in 22 countries by helping them take advantage of the latest features for database and application deployments within Microsoft SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and .NET Development platforms. A key advisor and content provider to Microsoft, SolidQ experts have published more than thirty books and delivered countless speaking engagements at leading technical conferences around the world.
Since 2002, SolidQ's University has delivered education and training for the Microsoft Data Ecosystem by combining real-world consultants with academia and IT professionals.
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