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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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When Implementations Fail: Lessons and 10 Best Practices for BI Professionals

Mike Schiff

Problems with the Affordable Care Act website rollout offers lessons that BI professionals can apply to their own project implementations. We offer 10 best practices to help you avoid such problems in your own environment.


The State of Agile BI, Part 1: Agile BI at a Tipping Point

Tom Hammergren

How can we deliver BI solutions to our users faster without compromising architecture and quality?


Meet the New BI-Enabled IT

Stephen Swoyer

Is business intelligence (BI) industry is in the midst of unprecedented change? Yes and no, said industry luminary Jill Dyché, who told attendees at TDWI's recent World Conference in Las Vegas that the times are a-changing -- but not for the reasons they might think. Dyché talked up a new, more responsive IT -- enabled in part by BI and analytics.


Q&A: Weighing Pros, Cons of Open Source BI

Linda Briggs

Open source BI has matured to the point where it should be weighed alongside any other BI solution in many situations, explains analyst and author Lyndsay Wise.

TDWI Webinar Series:

BI in the Cloud

Speaker: Fern Halper

9:00AM PT
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The cloud services model offers much in the way of potential benefits to businesses in terms of efficiency and cost savings. It's no wonder that many enterprise applications have moved to public, private, or hybrid clouds. Although business intelligence applications have been slower to move to the cloud -- usually because of data security concerns -- this is starting to change.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Modernizing the Traditional BI Environment

Key BI industry growth areas are focused on big data, advanced analytics, cloud computing, and supporting mobile workers. When they are marketing and writing about using these technologies, vendors, the press, and analyst organizations usually focus on building new and leading-edge systems and applications.

Speaker: Colin White

9:00AM PT

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Preparing Data for Analytics

There's a fair amount of confusion about how best to collect, integrate, and preprocess data for advanced analytics. Many BI and data warehouse professionals think it's the same as the traditional ETL practices they've applied to their report-oriented data warehouses for years. Some database administrators think it's just a matter of dumping large volumes of data into a highly scalable repository.

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

March 17 - 20, 2014

TDWI Seminar Series in Atlanta // Business Analytics

Atlanta, GA

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March 31 - April 3, 2014

TDWI Seminar Series in Vancouver // BI Essentials

Vancouver, BC

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April 7 - 10, 2014

TDWI Seminar Series in Washington DC // Data Modeling

Washington, DC

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