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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

Contributor: Steve Swoyer

Stephen Swoyer is a technology writer with more than 16 years of experience. His writing has focused on business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics for almost a decade. He’s particularly intrigued by the thorny people and process problems most BI and DW vendors almost never want to acknowledge, let alone talk about.


All articles by Steve Swoyer

A Platform for All Data, Big and Small

In an era of ever-expanding data volumes and heterogenous data-processing requirements, Vertica really shines, HP officials maintain.

Cisco Takes on Data Prep in Manhattan

The old barriers keep breaking down, as Cisco demonstrates with its forthcoming Cisco Data Preparation product. The networking behemoth positions its foray into data prep as a complement to its more traditional data virtualization technology.

BI Futures: From Mobile-First to Multi-Screen

Is the power of a seamless "multi-screen" BI experience coming to devices near you?

Cloud Data Integration and the Role of REST

The writing's on the wall: the application infrastructures of the not-so-distant future will be largely REST-ified. This means on-premises IT resources will be augmented by RESTful middleware to expose them to other (internal and external) REST services

The Changing Role of (Shadow) IT in BI

IT can no longer expect to justify projects on the basis of their value to its own performance or operations. Instead, projects and spending initiatives must be yoked to business priorities.

Who, Exactly, Is the BI User?

BI use cases and BI user constituencies have changed radically in just the last few years. Is that why BI adoption seems to be stuck?

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