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Electronic Marketing: Integrating Electronic Resources into the Marketing Process
This innovative and exciting book written by Kenneth Zimmerman, a Chateaux Software Senior BI Architect, combines the traditional proven marketing process of situation analysis, marketing planning, and marketing implementation to introduce the enhanced speed, accuracy, and targetability of electronic marketing resources. Electronic Marketing is the ideal guide for the marketing student to understand and integrate electronic resources into the learning process.
Oracle Networking: Your Key to Becoming a Master Builder in Oracle
This book written by Hugo Toledo, a Chateaux Software Senior BI Architect, is a necessity for those planning, developing, and maintaining Oracle components. It shares the secrets of building a networked environment using the full range of Oracle tools. Readers will learn how to create a networked Oracle database environment that fully realizes its potential. They will find coverage of topics from Windows 95 workstations to Oracle Internet databases and everything in between. Also included are many useful examples of security, examples, network utilization modeling, and even Oracle Mobile Agents implementation. This is the most complete book avialable for those who use Oracle to design and develop database systems.
Mr. Zimmerman is Chateaux's founder, President, and Senior Business Intelligence Architect. He has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the areas of project management, systems analysis and design, application development, implementation, testing, deployment, and end-user training. His expertise is especially attuned to the design of enterprise solutions focusing on Business Intelligence strategy and process improvement, business requirements specification, technical requirements specification and BI systems architecture. His broad industry experience has included large-scale projects for major financial, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and telecommunications companies, and has been utilized in the logistics of various other B2B niches. Mr. Zimmerman is a customer-focused technologist with a solution and result-oriented approach.
A graduate of Duke University and former Fellow at the University of Southern California, Mr. Zimmerman has co-authored several technical books including Electronic Marketing, Dryden Press, 1999 and Oracle Unleashed, Sam's Books - Macmillan Publishing, 1996.
Russell Madris, CEO of PC Connection/MoreDirect, a billion-dollar organization, recently wrote to a colleague that, "in my 22 years in business, Ken is the most knowledgeable, forward-thinking IT expert I have ever worked with, period."
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Mr. Toledo has over 15 years of experience with leading organizations and projects in both the public and private sectors. Effective in both consulting and management roles, he is a recognized author and public speaker with accreditations in business and technology. He is the author of two books on databases and networks, his latest published by O'Reilly and Associates, and has presented and hosted panel discussions at COMDEX, Uniforum, and other major industry conferences.
In keeping with his extensive experience in designing and delivering solutions that integrate enterprise-level technologies (including design, development, management, education and product marketing), Mr. Toledo has led Enterprise Systems (ES) engagements in Data Warehousing (DW), Business Intelligence (BI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Sales Force Automation (SFA).
An alumnus of Duke University, Mr. Toledo is also Chateaux's Chief Technology Officer, in which capacity he consults with clients on technology investment and deployment. His previous executive roles included VP IT Planning at HALO Industries [NYSE: HMK], and Principal with Navigant Consulting [NYSE: NCI], where he advised Global 500 firms on best practices in aligning Information Technology with business goals.
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Don Floyd is a member of Chateaux's world class enterprise architecture practice. Don's first end-to-end architecture project was in 1987, when he was chosen as part of a consulting team that designed and implemented the Australian Submarine Corporation over a three-year period, literally from the ground up. The success of this effort made an indelible mark – it was indeed possible to guide all aspects of an enterprise's evolution from a single, interconnected blueprint. Don went on to redesign several major corporations, in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, engineering, construction, pharmaceutical, insurance, shipbuilding, software development and bio-technology.
Don has a particular ability to use enterprise modeling to bridge divides where the collision of opposing management philosophies hinders a company's progress; Manufacturing Resource Planning versus Construction Scheduling, Research versus Commercialization, even Object Oriented versus Entity Modeling. He has also shown that enterprise architecture can be scaled to small enterprises to guide growth strategies in a pragmatic way. A favorite "architecture" was a one-page composite of Organization, Process, and Information that was used in weekly management meetings to provide a common view of problem areas and guide improvements, helping a 4M company to progress to 40M in one year.
His experience is primarily balanced between process and information architecture specialties, with some organization, strategy planning, and business rules modeling.
Don is a graduate of Tulane University and has a Master of Science from Idaho State University. He has published papers in the area of statistical methods and measurement.