Knowledge is power. The question is, do you have the right knowledge? This issue, we look at business analytics, structured/unstructured data, visual reporting, success factors for BI/DW, and more.
In this issue of the Best of Business Intelligence, Stephen Swoyer names insurgent BI and a return to end-user-oriented BI offerings as some of 2010’s trends, and Philip Russom shares his predictions for the coming year, asserting that advanced analytics has become a nexus for BI and DW.
Data federation is a relatively new form of data integration, but it has achieved a significant role in today’s data management strategies. Data federation allows data integration teams to quickly create virtually integrated sets of data for many purposes—business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), master data management (MDM), and so on.
If your organization is among the vast majority of businesses looking to implement real-time data warehousing or data integration functions, download this report for a practical look at some critical questions.
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In our lead story, senior editor Hugh J. Watson reminds us that the more things change, the more they stay the same. He proposes eight tried and true guidelines that he says have stood the test of time. Watson may be on to something. There’s a reason classic recommendations are, well, classic. For example, in this issue our BI experts found a common, familiar theme in suggesting how a new BI director can reestablish credibility when proposing a centralized approach to BI: they highlight the critical need for an executive sponsor.
This TDWI Checklist Report explains how to provide justification for time and money invested in metadata management solutions.
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