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Contributer: Dave Stodder

David Stodder is director of TDWI Research for business intelligence. He focuses on providing research-based insights and best practices for organizations implementing BI, analytics, data discovery, data visualization, performance management, and related technologies and methods. Stodder has provided thought leadership about BI, analytics, information management, and IT management for over two decades. Previously, he headed his own independent firm and served as vice president and research director with Ventana Research. He was chief founding editor of Intelligent Enterprise and served as editorial director for nine years.


All articles by Dave Stodder

Governance: Survey Reveals Best Practices Lagging in Most Enterprises

Results from TDWI’s latest Best Practices Report show governance practices still fall short of best practices.

Visual Analytics: BI is Dead, Long Live BI

Visual analytics technologies may help organizations move closer to achieving BI goals and objectives, but visual analytics tools must be carefully managed.

Preparing Data for the Self-Service Analytics Experience

Self-service tools should help IT offload some responsibilities to users, thereby reducing the backlog and giving users the flexibility they seek.

Preparing Data for Analytics: Making it Easier and Faster

Advances in data preparation and integration will have a major impact on BI, visual analytics, and data discovery. Here are three points to consider as you evaluate and deploy these recent software entries.

Confidence in Analytics Begins with the Data

Organizations need to adjust data quality processes to fit the requirements of analytics rather than stick with what they have established for standard BI reporting.

Chasing the Data Science Unicorn

Data science is an exciting area that promises real benefits to organizations in nearly all industries. It should not be stuck in a frustrating pursuit of imaginary heroes of folklore.

Chasing the Real-Time BI Dream

It is time for your organization to put "achieving at or near real-time views of data" higher on its strategic priority list?

Agile Business Intelligence: Leaving the Comfort Zone

To reap the rewards of agile, you'll need to take some risks.

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