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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

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: 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: 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.

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.

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.

Q&A: Return on Investment for Information Projects

When it comes to calculating ROI for BI projects, what’s hampering your colleagues and what are they doing right. Consultant, author, and speaker William McKnight explains what you need to know about BI ROI.

Q&A: Patterns of Information Management

Take a holistic view of how information flows around your organization's information systems and enjoy faster decision-making. Authors Mandy Chessell and Harald Smith show us how.

Revealing the Mysteries of Enterprise NoSQL

How is NoSQL different from other databases? What about scalability and reliability of databases and how quick can they come online? We take a close look at several important aspects of today's database technology.

Q&A: Getting Business Process Management Right

What a BPM tool can do, and how to avoid the biggest mistakes enterprises make in their BPM projects.

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