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All Data Management Publications & Research


TDWI Checklist Report Product Data Quality

Product Data Quality

June 4, 2010

This TDWI Checklist Report explains the challenges and benefits of improving product data quality.


Checklist Report Top Ten BP for Data Integration

Top Ten Best Practices for Data Integration

May 28, 2010

The guidelines listed in this TDWI Checklist Report can help you achieve more modern, high-value, diverse, independent, well-designed, far-reaching, green, collaborative, and well-governed uses of data integration tools and techniques.


TDWI Checklist Report Operational Data Quality

Operational Data Quality

May 14, 2010

This TDWI Checklist Report provides recommendations for improving the quality of operational data, which in turn contributes to an organization’s drive toward operational excellence.


Unified Data Management: A Collaboration of Data Disciplines and Business Strategies

April 1, 2010

In most organizations today, data and other information are managed in isolated silos by independent teams using various data management tools for data quality, data integration, data governance and stewardship, metadata and master data management, B2B data exchange, content management, database administration and architecture, information lifecycle management, and so on. In response to this situation, some organizations are adopting what TDWI calls unified data management (UDM), a practice that holistically coordinates teams and integrates tools. Other common names for this practice include enterprise data management and enterprise information management. Regardless of what you call it, the “big picture” that results from bringing diverse data disciplines together yields several benefits, such as cross-system data standards, cross-tool architectures, cross-team design and development synergies, leveraging data as an organizational asset, and assuring data’s integrity and lineage as it travels across multiple organizations and technology platforms.


TDWI's Best of Business Intelligence Volume 7

February 1, 2010

Stephen Swoyer kicks off this issue with a review of recent major BI developments. "2009 in Review: BI's Value Put to the Test" describes 2009 in ups and downs: the year saw more vendor winners than losers, but a down economy and consolidation still claimed others. Swoyer argues that 2009 was "tailor-made to test the very value business intelligence claims to bring to the table."


Transforming Finance: How CFOs Use Business Intelligence to Turn Finance from Record Keepers to Strategic Advisors

January 1, 2010

The finance department sits at the information nexus of the organization. It regularly collects financial and non-financial data from every business unit and consolidates that information into summary and detailed management reports. Finance can therefore be a powerful agent of organizational change. It can leverage the information that it collects to assist executives and line of business managers to optimize processes, achieve goals, avert problems, and make decisions.


Transforming Finance

December 28, 2009

Forward-thinking finance departments have figured out how to transform themselves from back-office bookkeepers to strategic advisors by partnering with the business intelligence (BI) team.


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Meet the Analysts

  • Philip Russom

    Philip Russom

    is director of TDWI Research for data management and oversees many of TDWI’s research-oriented publications, services, and events. Before joining TDWI in 2005, Russom was an industry analyst covering BI at Forrester Research, Giga Information Group, and Hurwitz Group. He also ran his own business as an independent industry analyst and BI consultant and was a contributing editor with leading IT magazines. Before that, Russom worked in technical and marketing positions for various database vendors. He can be reached at prussom@tdwi.org

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  • David Stodder

    David Stodder

    is director of TDWI Research for business intelligence. He focuses on providing research-based insight and best practices for organizations implementing BI, analytics, performance management, data discovery, data visualization, and related technologies and methods. He is the author of recent TDWI Checklist Reports on data discovery and information management, and an upcoming Best Practices report on mobile BI and analytics. Stodder has provided thought leadership on BI, information management, and IT management for over two decades. Previously, he headed up his own independent firm and served as vice president and research director with Ventana Research. He was the founding chief editor of Intelligent Enterprise and served as editorial director for nine years. He was also one of the founders of Database Programming & Design magazine and directed the Database Summit Series conferences. He can be reached at dstodder@tdwi.org

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  • Fern Halper

    Fern Halper

    is director of TDWI Research for advanced analytics, focusing on predictive analytics, social media analysis, text analytics, cloud computing, and other “big data” analytics approaches. She has more than 20 years of experience in data and business analysis, and has published numerous articles on data mining and information technology. Halper is co-author of “Dummies” books on cloud computing, hybrid cloud, service-oriented architecture, and service management, and is currently completing Big Data for Dummies (to be published in April 2013). She has been a partner at industry analyst firm Hurwitz & Associates and a lead analyst for AT&T Bell Labs. Her Ph.D. is from Texas A&M University. You can reach her at fhalper@tdwi.org, or follow her on Twitter: @fhalper

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