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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

Microsoft Targets the Analytic Applications Market

A rising tide may lift all boats, but what happens when the tide recedes? This article examines the effect of Microsoft targeting the analytic applications market.

Data Access: Just One Aspect of Enterprise Information Integration

Remember virtual warehouses? Is that what enterprise information integration is about?

Data Warehouse Appliances: Cost-Effective and Growing

The appliances market is maturing, and as more companies explore this relatively new tool, the storage size of appliance solutions keeps growing.

SWOT: Informatica’s Quality Acquisition

Many analysts expected Informatica to acquire long-time partner Firstlogic, but the conventional logic was wrong, as Similarity Systems found out.

SWOT: Business Objects and MySQL Expand Their Partnership

Business Objects extends open arms to MySQL; but ‘coopertition’ must be carefully played.

All the Business Intelligence World’s a Platform

While business intelligence vendors continue to tout the benefits of platforms, organizations should be as mindful of the minuses as the pluses.

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