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Philip Russom

Next Generation BI: Advancing the State of the Art in an Affordable and Manageable Way

We’re blessed in the fields of business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW), in that new technologies and best practices continue to emerge, thereby advancing the state of the art. According to a recent report from TDWI Research, a long list of innovations have arrived recently, and many user organizations are considering how to incorporate these into their next generation of BI solutions and DW platforms. One of the challenges these organizations face is how to adopt technologies and practices that are new to them, while managing the complexity of these and keeping the cost down during the current recession.

Philip Russom


Philip Russom

Cost-Effective Strategies for Mainframe Modernization: Maximizing Your Information Assets With Real-Time Data and SOA

There is no question that mainframes continue to serve a wide range of organizations by providing a secure, high-performance, and scalable computing platform that’s hard to match on other systems. The issue comes when you attempt to extend mainframe data or applications to participate in new business applications on so-called open systems. Non-relational data, mainframe COBOL programs, and 3270 screen-based applications are difficult to access from open systems, and this inhibits modern data-driven business practices, like 360-degree views, on demand performance management, just-in-time inventory, business intelligence, and so on.

Philip Russom


Mark Madsen

The New Analytic Imperative: Faster Time-to-Insight

As business conditions change, enterprises need faster time-to-value and shorter deployment cycles for their decision making platforms. Hence the question in IT is shifting from how to build a data warehouse to how to speed delivery of insight and how to meet new requirements without breaking the bank. Although many organizations have collected terabytes of information, most still don’t have a cost-effective infrastructure for transforming this data into actionable insights.

Mark Madsen


Philip Russom

Best Practices in Data Profiling, Integration, and Quality

Data profiling, data integration, and data quality go together like bread, peanut butter, and jam, because all three address related issues in data assessment, acquisition, and improvement. Because they overlap and complement each other, the three are progressively practiced in tandem, often by the same team within the same data-driven initiative. Hence, there are good reasons and ample precedence for bringing the three related practices together. The result is an integrated practice for data profiling, integration, and quality (dPIQ).

Philip Russom


Philip Russom

Data Integration Architecture: What It does, Where It’s Going, and Why You Should Care

Some people don’t believe data integration has architecture, under the assumption that data integration is a small component of a larger data warehouse architecture. If you fail to recognize the autonomous architectures that data integration has developed in recent years, you can’t address how architecture affects data integration’s scalability, staffing, cost, and ability to support real time, master data management, SOA, and interoperability with related integration and quality tools. And all these are worth addressing. This Webinar makes a case for data integration architecture, by defining what it does, where it’s going, and why you should care.

Philip Russom


Wayne Eckerson

How to Make BI Pervasive

Usage rates for BI tools have nudged up from 18 percent three years ago to 24 percent today, according to TDWI Research. This abysmally low percentage accounts for most of an organization’s power users and a handful of very determined casual users. What can you do to make BI more pervasive? Most BI managers latch upon the notion of self-service BI as the panacea to increase adoption. But this strategy usually backfires unless it’s balanced with a careful understanding of the information requirements of various types of users. Organizations need to balance self-service with tailored delivery of information, and they need to understand what self-service means to different groups of users. This Webinar will address the major pitfalls organizations face when deploying BI tools and recommend steps to make BI accessible to the remaining 80 percent of employees who have yet to become active users.

Wayne Eckerson


Jill Dyché

TDWI's MDM Insight Online Event Day 2

TDWI's MDM Insight Online Event was held June 16 & 17 and attended by hundreds of people. The sessions taught attendees how master data management can help companies enhance business process efficiency, connect more effectively with suppliers and customers, and drive higher sales and profits.

Jill Dyché, Philip Russom


Wayne Eckerson

What’s New in Performance Dashboards?

In this Webinar, Wayne Eckerson, author of the best-selling book “Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business,” will explore new developments in performance dashboard technology. Wayne will define requirements for successful dashboard implementations, including layered delivery of information, interactive screens, synchronized charts and tables, remote data access, mobile data delivery, intelligent alerts, and embedded analytics. Sponsor MicroStrategy will then demonstrate how it supports these capabilities.

Wayne Eckerson


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