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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.


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Emerging Technologies: And the Beat Goes On

We owe it to our users (and to our careers) to learn about new technologies.

Prepare For Tomorrow By Creating an Agile Data Warehouse Environment Today

Be agile in more than just your development projects or prototypes. We offer 11 tools and techniques to help you build an agile data warehouse environment.

Personal Data Collection: Privacy Concerns May Degrade Data Quality

In an effort to protect their privacy, consumers may be providing merchants with inaccurate data.

BI Professionals: The Benefits of a Proactive Approach

There's much to be gained by taking proactive steps to become more than just the "IT" person -- for the organization and the IT professional.

When Implementations Fail: Lessons and 10 Best Practices for BI Professionals

Problems with the Affordable Care Act website rollout offers lessons that BI professionals can apply to their own project implementations. We offer 10 best practices to help you avoid such problems in your own environment.

That Was the Year That Was: Major Data Warehousing Events of 2013 (and Predictions for 2014)

Analyst Mike Schiff looks back at the accuracy of his 2013 predictions and offers a short list of trends to watch in 2014.

NoSQL Data Structures: One Structure Does Not Fit All

The traditional relational database is not the only answer to every database application. It's time to gain experience with non-relational (and non-legacy) NoSQL and NewSQL database technologies.

Data Archiving: More than Just Making a Copy

Protecting your data and ensuring that no data is lost isn't as simple as just making an extra copy, even if storage costs have dropped significantly. We examine key considerations for any data archival/retrieval plan.

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