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In this issue of the Business Intelligence Journal, we look at “big” and “small” from a variety of perspectives--from big data to BI on mobile devices. Plus, learn how game theory can be applied to data governance, about the rise of the BI smart machine, and more.
Average salaries rose 1.2 percent in 2013 for U.S. BI professionals. Read more in the 2014 TDWI Salary, Roles, and Responsibilities Report.
By Lyndsay Wise
This Ten Mistakes to Avoid addresses how to overcome communication gaps and use successful collaboration to help ensure successful BI implementations.
Download this issue to learn best practices for IT and business users in big data projects; how to fill the demand for data scientists; how to align business strategy with BI capabilities; and more.
By Mark Madsen
Data strategy focuses on how data can be used as a resource to further the goals of a business strategy. This means building capabilities: treating data as an asset, organizing to make better use of it, and building the necessary management and technology infrastructure. There are many ways to build capabilities. Choices impose constraints and trade-offs, which are the essence of crafting a set of policies, procedures, and plans that make up a data strategy. This Ten Mistakes to Avoid focuses on many common mistakes we make when crafting a data strategy.
TDWI’s annual BI Benchmark Report enables business intelligence (BI) teams to compare themselves to their peers on a series of organizational and performance metrics. The 2013 BI Benchmark Report is based on a Web survey of 461 BI professionals conducted worldwide in spring and early summer 2013.
In this issue, you'll find out why big data is the fourth generation of data management and learn how to maximize insight from unstructured data. Plus, our experts look at real-time data warehousing, the future of master data management, data governance, and other timely, trending topics. In addition, the TDWI Best Practices Awards winners are announced.
By Laura Reeves
The most successful BI solutions are those whose design and subsequent use are driven by the business itself. This is much easier said than done. Too often, what is delivered is not well received by the business community, or worse, met with disappointment or resistance. The most common mistakes, and tips for avoiding them, are explained here.
This issue features a look at managing ethics in BI, which is becoming an important new concern. We also reveal insights on hiring for BI and analytics—where can you find top talent? Our experts delve into forging an IT/business partnership, and much more.
By Ken Collier, Ph.D.
In my work with dozens of BI teams attempting to “go agile,” I’ve
seen lots of mistakes. This Ten Mistakes to Avoid outlines the
most common and recurring errors to help you avoid repeating the
mistakes of others.
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