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Contributor: Mike Shiff

Michael A. Schiff is founder and principal analyst of MAS Strategies, which specializes in formulating effective data warehousing strategies. With more than four decades of industry experience as a developer, user, consultant, vendor, and industry analyst, Mike is an expert in developing, marketing, and implementing solutions that transform operational data into useful decision-enabling information.

His prior experience as an IT director and systems and programming manager provide him with a thorough understanding of the technical, business, and political issues that must be addressed for any successful implementation. With Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from MIT's Sloan School of Management and as a certified financial planner, Mike can address both the technical and financial aspects of data warehousing and business intelligence.

All articles by Mike Schiff

Continuing Industry Consolidations Lead to Business Intelligence Vendor Dichotomy

SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects underscores how BI vendors are splitting into two camps.

SWOT: Cognos’ Pending Acquisition of Applix

The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats posed by Cognos' latest acquisition target

SWOT: Oracle Launches Oracle Database 11g

Here it comes: Oracle 11g is en route!

SWOT: Microsoft Masters Data Management with its Acquisition of Stratature

Even the mighty Microsoft now plays in the MDM space.

The Mainframe: Reports of Its Demise Are Premature

Mainframes are back; well, they never really went away.

SWOT: Oracle to Acquire Hyperion Solutions

Oracle’s announced intention to acquire Hyperion Solutions leaves many users, analysts, competitors and partners wondering: what’s next?

A Tipping Point Prediction: More Predictive Analytics

From every direction, predictive analytics will prevail and pervade.

Teradata – A Division From NCR

Spin-offs usually result in two discrete companies, but will that be the case with the division of Teradata and NCR?

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