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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


Philip Russom

Business-to-Business Data Integration: Why B2B Data Exchange needs DI Tools and Techniques

Partnering companies have long exchanged data associated with supply chains and financial routing networks, and more recently with online trade exchanges, e-commerce, and business process outsourcing. Many large companies sync data across business units in a similar fashion. Applications for business-to-business (B2B) data exchange have been around for years, and many have been modernized by interoperating with platforms for enterprise application integration (EAI) and business process management (BPM). And they have begun incorporating the tools and techniques of data integration (DI). That’s so the applications can cope with the numerous data standards that are common in B2B data exchange, plus versions and variants of these. DI also gives B2B data exchange the BI, data quality, stewardship, and remediation functions it has lacked. When DI is used in this context, it’s called B2B data integration.

Philip Russom


Wayne Eckerson

Agile Analytics: The Convergence of the Cloud, Open Source, and Specialized Analytic Databases

New technologies often change the rules of the game, making it possible for BI teams to address business needs in new and creative ways. BI teams that understand how to harness the power of the cloud, open source, virtualization, and high-performance analytical databases can create new opportunities to serve the business while saving money and time. For example, the combination of these technologies will enable organizations to spawn analytical sandboxes on demand to help business people optimize their response to sudden market changes, such as a new competitor, wholesale shifts in pricing, natural disasters, and economic freefalls. They can also be used to offload expensive processing from overburdened data warehouses and avoid costly upgrades, or prototype new proof-of-concept BI applications without having to purchase and implement new data center infrastructures. This Webinar will provide an overview of these new data center technologies and describe how BI teams can exploit them for business advantage.

Wayne Eckerson


Philip Russom

The Four Imperatives of Sustainable Data Governance

According to TDWI Research, roughly half of user organizations have deployed or are currently deploying a program for data governance (DG). Almost all of these are relatively new, having originated in the last three years. But they are maturing fast, due to the success of DG. Best practices for starting a DG program are now well known, but how to sustain DG and expand it to enterprise scope is a different matter. To help user organizations, this Webinar explains the four imperatives of data governance, and how a focus on them assures sustainability as your DG program grows over time.

Philip Russom


Philip Russom

Getting The Most Out Of Data Synchronization

The amount of operational and transactional data needing to be integrated and synchronized across enterprise applications continues to grow, resulting in stronger requirements for data synchronization tools and techniques. Data synchronization – or simply ‘data sync’ – is the process of making multiple data sources agree in terms of content (data values) and often structure (data models or schema). This TDWI Webinar follows a new TDWI Checklist report on Data Synchronization authored by Philip Russom, showcasing many of its valuable capabilities and popular use cases across the enterprise.

Philip Russom


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