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GuiguiBlitz
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:46 am 
Post subject: Re: BOB is Retiring

By BOB, this forum was a great help as a BI junior for the past 5 years. Even just as reader.
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nathanbo
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:21 am 
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Sad times.

This forum has been a massive help to me and its a shame to see it go, although I know what goes into maintaining a forum being a committee member myself previously.

Thankfully on the forum I ran, there has been people willing to take over when it was time for the current committee to step down. But it wasn't always easy to find people willing to take on the responsibility or for that matter, who you could trust.

Thank you for your efforts to date in keeping this going.
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Ross_BOXI
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:51 am 
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This is very sad news icon_sad.gif

As a user of Business Objects for less than two years this site has proved invaluable to me icon_eek.gif
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katullus
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:26 pm 
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Say it aint so Joe (Dave) icon_sad.gif

I haven't been coming around as much as I used to but like others have been diversified in many different technologies but BO was my first love and spending many mornings going thru the board an addictive hobby. In my 14 years I still cant think of single better BI forumn (not just BO forumn) then this one. I will definitely try to contribute to BOB 2.0 effort as much I can.
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Claire Everitt
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:30 am 
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Wow I will really miss BOB if it retires! I have used it since 2002 when I first started working with BusinessObjects and now 18 years later I'm still here!

I feel like I know a lot of the regular posters even though I have never met them! (apart from Nick Daniels who wont remember but I worked with briefly about 13 years ago!)

Thanks for everything!

Claire
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Nick Daniels
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:33 pm 
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Hello! A large logistics company? Am I right or am I right?!
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Claire Everitt
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:49 pm 
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Pharmaceuticals - April 2007, according to my LinkedIn! I remember talking to you at the time about your huge post count on here. icon_biggrin.gif
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Nick Daniels
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:08 pm 
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Ah AZ..that is a long time ago!
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angelsd1
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:24 pm 
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In 1997, I installed my very first WebI 1.3 server at the Pentagon Navy Annex. In 1999, after retiring I was hired by Bernard from Business Objects as a “consultant”. I knew NOTHING, other than to hit the setup button. But I was in love with the semantic layer. All these years, over and over, in hundreds of gigs, I have used this resource. It was a life saver so many times in real world scenarios. It is sad to see it go.

I don’t really agree that Business Objects is obsolete. There are still literally thousands of deployments around the world and in the US. Especially in the government. We just did a massive DHA upgrade recently of AIX BOE4.2. One of the hardest environments to work with. The semantic layer is still alive and well. There still very few replacements for a robust enterprise solution that offers the same security and reporting capability.

Regardless, thank you for providing this resource for so long.

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Angel Davila
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