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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

News Highlights


Busting 10 Myths about Hadoop

Philip Russom

Hadoop is still misunderstood by many BI professionals. We provide the facts to bust 10 common misconceptions about the technology.


What Shifting IT/Business Battle Lines Mean for BI's Future

Ted Cuzzillo

Business has given up on IT and has been pushing farther into IT's old territory. What will this encroachment look like in 10 years?


Tibco Goes All In for Social Features

Stephen Swoyer

With recent major releases of its Spotfire data visualization and tibbr enterprise collaboration platforms, Tibco Software aims to positions itself as a "conduit" for analytics in the enterprise.


Q&A: "Smart or Lucky" Book Analyzes Tech Successes, Failures

Linda Briggs

Technology leaders that succeed in today's climate need a combination of both intelligence and luck, says long-time industry observer, author, and pundit Judith Hurwitz.

TDWI Research Needs Your Input

How are you working with customer analytics in the age of social media? What benefits and barriers do you expect, and what's your budget for this important task? Share your insight and contribute to TDWI's important research by telling us about your plans and expectations in this survey -- -- no later than Thursday, March 22.

Participants will receive a free copy of the final report ahead of its formal publication.

We look forward to hearing from you.

TDWI Webinar Series:

Operational Analytics: Empowering Business Analytics and Decisions in Motion

Speaker: Barry Devlin

9:00AM PT
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"Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves." Operational analytics works the same way. Analyze what's happening historically and in the moment for all the day-to-day activities of your business.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Mobile BI and Analytics: Seven Steps to Successful Deployment

Excitement is growing among business users about how mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets could transform the role of information in customer interactions, performance management, planning and forecasting, and daily operational decisions while on the go.

Speaker: David Stodder

9:00AM PT

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Big Data and Your Data Warehouse

Just a handful of years ago, Big Data was a problem in terms of scaling up IT systems and discovering the business value. Thanks to advances in vendor platforms and user practices, most enterprises today consider Big Data an opportunity - - not a problem -- because they can mine it and analyze it for valuable business insight.

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

April 23-26, 2012

TDWI Seminar Series: BI Essentials

Washington, DC

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May 6-11, 2012

TDWI World Conference: Validating Your BI/DW Direction

Chicago, IL

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May 7-8, 2012

A TDWI Forum: Cool BI: Leading-Edge Solutions for Business Intelligence

Chicago, IL

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