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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

That Was the Year That Was: Major Data Warehousing Events of 2009 (and Predictions for 2010)

A data warehousing analyst examines the accuracy of his 2009 predictions and reveals the top trends he sees coming next year.

Searching for Effective Enterprise Information Management

The goal of EIM is to help locate and transform an organization’s data into meaningful information while managing its distribution so everyone can perform their jobs more efficiently and effectively. The key to success: search capabilities.

Working Together to Build Your Data Model

Building a data model reveals insight into your organization's data for users and IT alike, but it won't happen unless both groups work as a team.

Analysis: Oracle/Sun Acquisition Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

Oracle will also now own or control the future direction of the MySQL database, the Java programming language, the Solaris operating system, and the StarOffice user productivity suite.

How the Stimulus Package May Stimulate Business Intelligence

Providing transparency into the economic stimulus spending will require the best BI has to offer.

Clarifying a Cloudy Picture

How software-as-a-service relates to cloud computing.

Analysis: Data Quality is Job Number 1

BI tools are only as good as the quality of the data they work with. Analyst Michael Schiff is still surprised at how many BI professionals still ignore this fact.

Major Data Warehousing Events of 2008 (and Predictions for 2009)

BI analyst Michael Schiff looks at the accuracy of the predictions he made last year, examines the major BI events of 2008, and suggests new trends to watch in 2009.

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