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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

TV’s Election Coverage: Business Intelligence in Action

Politics can provide many valuable lessons. The power of business intelligence, as clearly demonstrated by the TV election coverage, is one of them.

Analysis: Financial Markets’ New Demands and Business Intelligence

The recent financial turmoil has served to raise awareness that we need to fully understand complex investment products and the benefits and risks they bring.

Oracle Caches In on Its Acquired TimesTen Technology

The Oracle In-Memory Database Cache keeps frequently accessed data in memory for faster performance. We look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of this technology.

The Impact of a Recession on the BI Market

When it comes to BI deployments, organizations should not be "penny wise and pound foolish."

Business Intelligence Product Release Dates: Better Late Than Buggy!

What's the impact to your BI projects if your vendor misses an update schedule?

Bundles of Opportunity

Bundling agreements can be beneficial for both vendors and their customers, who are exposed to more BI functionality. However, there are risks for the customer.

Major Data Warehousing Events of 2007 and Predictions for 2008

Consolidation wasn't the only trend to stir up BI this year. Michael Schiff takes a look at other key events this year, and explains what we should expect next year.

SWOT: IBM’s Pending Acquisition of Cognos

What does the IBM/Cognos agreement mean? Analyst Mike Schiff explores the news from four angles.

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