July 13, 2018
By Patty Haines
Data quality is essential to getting more value from your organization’s data assets. Analysts, data scientists, and managers must know and understand the quality of the data they are using to make decisions and to set direction for their organizations if they are to make the best decisions.
June 11, 2018
Best seller lists have long been populated by business books explaining how to be a better leader or how to get things done. In this issue of the Business Intelligence Journal, we look at the characteristics of a good analytics leader and the new technologies these leaders must understand so users can be more efficient and enterprises can achieve more.
April 6, 2018
By David Loshin
Despite the reams of material describing how to develop a data governance program, many continue to struggle with implementing a sustainable program that measurably meets the business objectives. Vacuous data policies, ill-defined roles and responsibilities, missing procedures for implementation, and an excessive fascination with tools all impede real progress in fully internalizing a data governance program.
March 14, 2018
This past year saw BI salaries continue their steady rise. Read more in the 2018 TDWI Salary, Roles, and Responsibilities Report.
January 24, 2018
By Lynn Winterboer
With so many teams “going agile,” it’s important for your BI team to keep a few things in mind that will help your agile transformation go more smoothly.
These 10 mistakes to avoid are the primary problems I’ve seen in BI agile transformations. Fortunately, agile approaches provide solutions that prevent you from making these mistakes.
December 20, 2017
Readers repeatedly tell us that they often learn the most by reading about what colleagues are doing. Although you’re interested in technologies, you’re also interested in seeing that technology in action. This issue is filled with real-world case studies and theories put into practice.
November 29, 2017
By Troy Hiltbrand
Advanced analytics is consistently ranked as a high-priority focus of CIOs across the industry. With applications from cybersecurity to financial management to human resources to sales and marketing, almost all sectors regard advanced analytics as a mechanism to solve their most challenging business problems.
This publication explains 10 mistakes to avoid when adopting advanced analytics.
October 25, 2017
TDWI’s annual BI/DW Teams, Skills, and Budgets Report (formerly known as the TDWI BI Benchmark Report) enables business
intelligence (BI) and data warehouse (DW) teams to compare themselves to their peers on a series of organizational and
performance metrics. This year’s report is based on a Web survey of 165 BI professionals conducted worldwide in spring and early summer 2017.
September 28, 2017
It’s a common failing. With so much to be done and so little time to do it, the processes and procedures for closing out projects cleanly can sometimes be neglected. Though the kudos for cleaning up are few, the tasks are critical. A pair of this issue’s articles will explain why.
August 16, 2017
By Ted Cuzzillo
The "smart city" buzz is loud, but smart cities themselves are still young. In this Ten Mistakes to Avoid, Ted Cuzzillo identifies the most common mistakes vendors, leaders, and administrators are making as they create and manage smart cities.