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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


BI Experts: Best-of-Breed May Not Be the Best Solution

Best-of-breed solutions certainly can be appealing, but are integrated products a better approach for your organization?

Archive Big Data for Future Analysis

Can't analyze your data now? We explain why it's worth the time and effort to archive your data anyway.

Are BI Vendors Practicing What They Preach?

Why are vendors doing things that their own products and technology were designed to prevent or correct?

BI Experts: Validating Your Data Warehouse Direction

Technology changes are helping us analyze growing data volumes. Our data warehousing architecture must remain flexible, and frequent validation of user requirements and data usage will help us achieve this goal.

BI Experts: Why Predictive Analytics Will Continue to Grow

What's behind the increasing popularity of data mining, and what is its relationship to predictive analytics?

10 Key Elements of Your Data Strategy

We look at the 10 key details your data strategy must address and suggest a good place to start formulating your strategy.

That Was the Year That Was: Major Data Warehousing Events of 2011 (Plus Predictions for 2012)

How well did analyst Mike Schiff predict DW trends for 2011, and what's in store for next year?

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That Was the Year That Was: Major Data Warehousing Events of 2010 (and Predictions for 2011)

As 2010 draws to a close, it’s time to once again review some of the major events of the year and speculate on what might occur in 2011.

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