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Contributor: James Powell

James E. Powell is the editorial director of and for the TDWI Business Intelligence Journal and the TDWI BI This Week newsletter.


All articles by James Powell

Q&A: Cutting through the Glitz of BI's Shiny Objects

What's hype and what's real? What BI shiny objects have attracted our attention -- and perhaps distracted us? Marc Demarest and Mark Madsen explain what's hot and what's not.

Q&A: New Perspectives on Big Data Problems

Big data issues -- from proper testing to developing accurate models -- can’t be ignored. The Modeling Agency’s Tony Rathburn takes at look at several important big data issues troubling enterprises today.

Q&A: Managing and Evaluating Your BI Tool Portfolio

Cindi Howson explains best practices for evaluating (and re-evaluating) your BI tool set and looks at what's cool in BI.

Big Data Study Reveals Enterprise Attitudes, Engagement, and Challenges

Results of a survey by IT industry association CompTIA shows that enterprises recognize data as a corporate asset and understand the benefits of managing and exploiting big data.

Q&A: Building a Business/IT Partnership

Projects require business expertise and technical knowledge, but it's often difficult to build partnerships between business users and IT. We explore the role of individuals in the process and best practices for success.

Q&A: The Human Factors of BI

Top-level management support is vital for project success, but it won't guarantee it. Len Silverston explains why human factors in BI projects are just as -- if not more -- important.

Q&A: Agile BI Practices in the Real World

A preview of TDWI/Ceregenics research into the broad trends in agile methods adoption and how to select your first agile BI project.

The Secret to BI Success: Take a Business-Driven Approach

For two decades, Barb Wixom has been investigating how companies deliver value from BI, and she has discovered an important characteristic that separates the real winners in BI: a business-driven approach.

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