Press Release:
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Adds New Business Intelligence Class to Curriculum

Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has announced the addition of a new class to its Information Technologies Division’s curriculum this fall. “Business Intelligence – Data Warehousing I” (Session # IT-5199) is based on a practical and proven methodology that computer professionals or business analysts can use to successfully implement a small-to-medium size data warehouse.

Covered in the course will be: applying Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and project disciplines; building business models; defining business requirements (measurement metrics); sourcing data; purchasing and installing a data warehouse toolset; building the data warehouse, data marts, and initial on-line analytical templates; training users; deploying the toolset; and providing user support.

Instructor for the course will be Bruce Ullrey, Chief Information Officer for Rumpke Consolidated Companies, a 75-year-old, multi-state waste hauling company headquartered in Cincinnati. Mr. Ullrey’s recently published book, “Implementing a Data Warehouse: A Methodology That Worked,” is used as the basis for the class lessons.

The course will present hands-on examples of a data warehouse designed on an IBM System i. The College participates in IBM’s Academic Initiative for System i Program which provides colleges and universities with educational resources to assist students in expanding System i (AS/400) development practical skills that are in demand in the marketplace.

NGS-IQ , the business intelligence software that will be used in the course, is provided by New Generation Software, Inc., a long-time software developer and marketer of proven solutions for query, enterprise reporting, online analytical reports, performance dashboards, and analytics for the IBM midrange market.

Although the server and software are System i-based, Clark Stull, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Program Chair, stresses there is tremendous educational value in the course for any data warehouse administrator, regardless of the platform they are using or intend to use.

The class, the first half of a two-course sequence, will meet once a week on Saturday morning for nine weeks, starting September 8th.

About Bruce Ullrey:

Mr. Ullrey began his career with IBM in 1966, developing integrated cost estimating systems at the IBM San Jose California manufacturing facility. Ullrey has successfully provisioned and managed IBM mainframe and midrange technology for various businesses since 1981. He holds a Masters Degree in Management of Technology and has taught at the university level in the Cincinnati area.

About State Technical and Community College:

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College offers more than 75 associate degree programs and more than 40 certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanity and sciences and information technologies. Some 14,000 students are enrolled annually at Cincinnati State in credit and non-credit classes. Cincinnati State has a 95% graduate placement rate, and its students have a 91% pass rate on required licensing and registry exams.

Cincinnati State has the fourth largest co-op education program in the nation, placing students in such major companies as Procter & Gamble, General Electric, 5/3 Bank and Health Alliance.

About New Generation Software, Inc. (NGS):

With over 25,000 System i users throughout the world, the Sacramento, CA-based NGS has over 25 years of experience in developing field-proven software for business intelligence and financial management. Both NGS-IQ™ Business Intelligence and the Concert Series™ Financial Management System are recognized by IBM as “Server Proven Solutions.” NGS is an Advanced Member of IBM PartnerWorld and a member of the System i Initiative for Innovation.

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General questions on registration, fees, the campus, etc., please contact:

Clark Stull at (513) 569-1482

Course-specific related questions, please contact:

Bruce Ullrey at (513) 741-5288


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