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A new interview with me on TechTarget: As organizations increasingly look to use data analytics to help drive their business operations, accelerate decision making and improve their ability to respond to changing conditions, operational business intelligence tools and techniques have... Continue reading
The other TDWI Boston chapter officers and I hope you will be able to carve out some time and attend one or more of our chapter meetings. To help you with your planning we have been able to lock in... Continue reading
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This is the second in the series of posts on best business value. 2) Storyboarding becomes best practice for BI design Typically BI applications are designed and built on a piecemeal basis. Either an IT person gathers the requirements for... Continue reading
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As mentioned in my post BI & Analytic Trends of 2015 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, while the hyped industry trends get all the attention, there are many lesser-known trends that are have a significant impact on... Continue reading
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It’s the time of year when analysts, consultants, vendors and industry pundits publish their predictions on the trends that they feel will have significant impact on the industry in the New Year. Although it’s always interesting to read what trends... Continue reading
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I 've written several times to Santa while I have been working in the BI industry. Previously from a BI director’s, DW manager’s and enterprise data modeler’s perspectives. I’d like to say Santa answered some of these requests but those... Continue reading
Join me for a DM Radio broadcast: Exaggerated Rumors? Will We Finally Put ETL to REST? When: December 11, 2014, 03:00PM ET Register The pervasive practice of Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) will almost assuredly never go away. However, a several corporate computing... Continue reading
Reposted from SearchDataManagement. View the video. What constitutes big data is often a matter of individual choice. Different people have different ideas about what it is -- and what it isn't. And the lack of a common big data definition... Continue reading
Data governance is not always a necessary evil. In a lot of cases a well designed data governance program can provide critical support in the area of risk management and regulations. Learn how State Street uses data governance best practices... Continue reading
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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season... Continue reading
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Hadoop is big with big data vendors -- and some users, particularly Internet companies looking to collect and store large amounts of Web data. But in a video interview recorded at the 2014 TDWI BI Executive Summit in Boston, consultant... Continue reading
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DM Radio, Thursday August 21 3:00 EST When business pros can't get the functionality they really want from IT, they often go rogue. That's where shadow systems come from. Shadow systems are generally considered taboo within large enterprises, but the... Continue reading
What are some common mistakes that business intelligence managers and architects make when planning and designing a business intelligence system? BI managers and architects generally do a very good job at the technical aspects of deployments, putting much energy into... Continue reading
Introducing analytics in established companies can feel like the work of Sisyphus. Come to the TDWI Boston Chapter meeting on July 22 and learn how to engage the IT department and the business in analytics initiatives. Also hear about best... Continue reading
Most of us come from a background of building or using traditional data warehousing and deploying mainstream BI reporting tools. We are hearing more and more about Big Data, data visualization, the semantic web, unstructured data and advanced analytics. Come... Continue reading
Enterprises today are faced with a flood of data that they could never have imagined a decade ago. Yesterday’s CIO thought cell phones were just for making phone calls. Today’s CIO knows they are powerful hand-held computers that generate massive... Continue reading
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CIOs are expressing a concern about shadow IT in the “2014 State of the CIO Survey,” CIO Magazine, January 2014. Approximately half feel it is a constant problem and 40% believe it is on the increase. Data shadow systems have... Continue reading
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 4 ET The Briefing Room with Rick Sherman and MarkLogic Live Webcast -- WebEx Code 8520 The increasing proliferation of data types and sources poses a serious challenge for analytics and discovery. And now, with... Continue reading
Big data analytics projects are at the top of the IT priority list for many organizations looking to wring business benefits out of all the data -- structured, unstructured and semi-structured -- flowing into their systems. But with any initiative... Continue reading
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From Descriptive to Prescriptive: Evolving Your BI Strategy watch the archived episode Business intelligence has traditionally focused on the past: What brought us to this point? But in recent years, enterprises have increasingly turned to BI to determine where and... Continue reading
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I'll be part of a DM Radio broadcast Thursday March 6, 3PM EST Program Description: Keep It Real: Why Spreadmart Awareness Pays Dividends The most pervasive tool for business intelligence remains Microsoft Excel, despite a world of innovation in BI... Continue reading
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Here's some good news for Economics majors. According to today's Wall Street Journal: In-House Economists are Hot Again One of the reasons they are hot again is thanks to big data. Firms are faced with a flood of data, which... Continue reading
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This post is part of a series on trends that highlight the two worlds of BI: the world where, according to industry pundits and vendors, enlightened companies have achieved BI nirvana, versus the real world, where business and IT folks... Continue reading
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This post is part of a series on trends that may have been around for years without many enterprises successfully implementing them, or they might be emerging trends. Either way, they are what enterprises should do if they want to... Continue reading
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This is an interesting time of year because there are many articles predicting the business intelligence (BI) trends for the New Year. Analysts from the top industry research firms, consultants, writers and other industry pundits proclaim what they think the... Continue reading