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Data Digest: BI Project Success, Unlocking Unstructured Data, and Advanced Data Integration

If 80% of BI projects fail, how do you become part of the 20% that succeeds? Plus unlocking the secrets of unstructured data and why data integration requires a special focus.

How to Join the 20% Who Succeed

Because 80% of BI projects fail, being apart of the 20% that succeed is quite laudable. Of course, it also means that it is much harder than most people realize to have a successful BI project, which is where this article comes in with its tips and tricks.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Unstructured Data

Structured data is so nice and easy to handle that it is hard to ever want to use unstructured data -- until you look at the numbers and see 80% of data generated is unstructured. This article reviews some of the best practices of handling unstructured data.

Read more at IT Pro Portal

Data Integration Requires Special Focus

The rise of the cloud and the hybrid infrastructure brings many opportunities -- and many headaches as well. A recent Gartner report, summarized in this article, warned enterprises that integrating data while staying compliant is not an easy process; they recommend a defined integration strategy to deal with the postmodern structure.

Read more at Information Management

About the Author

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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