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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

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?

Mike Schiff

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.

Mike Schiff

Experts Agile DW Environment

To create an agile environment, organizations must make it easier to deploy analysis tools and to quickly enhance their underlying data warehousing infrastructure. We explain some of the technologies and techniques that can help you make this happen.

Mike Schiff

Don't Let Technology Standards Constrain Innovation

Standards are desirable and beneficial, but don't let them become so restrictive that they discourage the investigation of new technologies.

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