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Please join me for my TDWI presentation. When: July 20th, 2016. 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Where: TDWI Accellerate, Boston, The Westin Copy Place Registration and details Enabling Self-Service Analytics The Holy Grail of business intelligence has long been self-service... Continue reading
I'm speaking at DAMA in Bloomfield, CT. It's free and open to the public. Title: Enabling Self-Service BI and Analytics When: Friday June 17, 1:30 Where: CIGNA University Learning Facility, 1350 Hall Boulevard/Rte 218, Bloomfield, CT 06002 (link to Google... Continue reading
As the need to pull together the growing volumes of data that's generated and collected by organizations has increased, several types of data integration software have emerged to help IT teams simplify and manage the process. But with so many... Continue reading
Selecting the right data integration product is critical to meeting the increasing demand in companies for data that can help drive more informed business decisions. The tool you choose to integrate and translate this data into information that can generate... Continue reading
The growing importance of business intelligence and data analytics applications in driving business decision making has made data integration's vital role in the enterprise crystal clear. From gathering data, transforming it into useful information and delivering it to the business... Continue reading
Whether we're discussing the impact that the tsunami of big data is having on organizations or the cloud application takeover of traditional on-premises applications, the common foundation of such trends is an increasing demand for data. More accurately, there is... Continue reading
The 20th annual Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference is recognized as the most comprehensive educational conference on data management in the world. Rick Sherman will be conducing the workshop: W7: Designing & Implementing an Analytical Data Architecture Sunday, April 17,... Continue reading
Your data warehouse is only as good as the data you load into it. But the data-loading process can be tricky, and there are ample opportunities to really mess it up if you don't have the right experience. Here are... Continue reading
In this book excerpt published on, I write about why taking a siloed approach to creating a BI architecture framework leads to problems. The excerpt is from chapter 4 of my book Business Intelligence Guidebook: From Data Integration to... Continue reading
In this article I wrote for, I explain how before selecting a BI analytics tool, you should create BI use cases and then match those requirements with BI analytics tool categories and styles. Which BI analytics tool does my... Continue reading
In this article I wrote for, I discuss how business intelligence analytics tools can leverage data and convert it to actionable information that can benefit organizations. Understanding BI analytics tools and their benefits Enterprises are awash in data about... Continue reading
In this article that I wrote for, I discuss the fact that as relational database management systems handle more and more data, a strategic approach to data modeling has become vital. Relational database design tips to boost performance Despite... Continue reading
The Boston-based TDWI chapter is excited to present Mark Madsen, a thought-after speaker on all things BI, as our headline speaker for the September TDWI Boston meeting. Additionally, our own TDWI Boston chapter president Jens Meyer is presenting. When: Tuesday,... Continue reading
I was recently interviewed by to discuss how data virtualization technology is moving into the strategic realm for CIOs, why this is happening, and the problems it's solving for companies. Data virtualization tools move into strategic IT realm Data... Continue reading
Please join me -- I'll be speaking at this webinar on Thursday June 25, 4:00 ET. Details: Hot Technologies with Dr. Robin Bloor, Rick Sherman and Snowflake Computing Live Webcast -- WebEx Code 8520 Enterprise software tends to advance in... Continue reading
I'm speaking at Data Summit 2015 on Tuesday May 12 in New York. If you're attending, please come to my session and say hello! B102: Creating a Data Architecture for Business Intelligence and Analytics 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. The... Continue reading
The New York Times article “Learning to See Data ” discusses novel ways of gleaning valuable insights from the deluge of data by presenting it visually. One of the ways involves working with an artist named Daniel Kohn. “Advanced computing... Continue reading
note: don't miss the link below to download a chapter of the BI Guidebook - From Data Integration to Analytics on Reed Elsivier's SciTech Connect blog. Data is everywhere in the enterprise, from large legacy systems to departmental databases and... Continue reading
I'm a professor in my "spare" time, so I know how hard it is to find the time to create course materials. We have several resources available for professors and instructors at accredited colleges and universities who are using the... Continue reading
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
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
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
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