March 21, 2011
By Laura L. Reeves
Gathering requirements is the most critical step in any project, and certainly for a data warehouse project. A data warehouse should deliver an environment that empowers the business community rather than an application system that accurately performs specific business functions. This difference in approach will change the way you go about gathering requirements.
March 21, 2011
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.
February 1, 2011
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.
December 6, 2010
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.
October 29, 2010
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.
Sponsored By Informatica Corporation
October 1, 2010
This report gives readers a jump-start on their journey toward operational data
warehousing by describing its enabling technologies and real-world business use cases, providing useful planning information for both business and technical managers.
Sponsored By EMC/Greenplum, HP, SAP, SAS, Syncsort, Teradata Aster
September 13, 2010
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.