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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

News Highlights


Preparing Data for the Self-Service Analytics Experience

David Stodder

Self-service tools should help IT offload some responsibilities to users, thereby reducing the backlog and giving users the flexibility they seek.


Q&A: BI Leaders Must Evolve to Survive

Linda Briggs

As the industry shifts beneath their feet, BI directors need to react quickly, reinventing their roles in order to survive. Topping the list: partner more closely with lines of business.


Report: Data Virtualization Market is Strong

Stephen Swoyer

According to a recent Forrester Wave research report, there are more than two dozen data virtualization players, of which Cisco, Denodo, IBM, and Informatica -- along with Oracle Corp. and SAP AG -- are the undisputed heavyweights. A passel of other players, including well-known names, such as Microsoft and Red Hat, also market DV solutions. The upshot is a teeming DV space peopled by feature-rich platform vendors and scrappy, insurgent upstarts.


Best of TDWI's Data Digest

Quint Turner

Online articles that caught our eye focus on big data, geospatial data, and predictive analytics.

TDWI Webinar Series:

10 Considerations for Analytics in the Cloud

Speaker: Fern Halper

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This Webinar will provide an overview of the top 10 things to think about when migrating to cloud analytics. You will learn about trends in cloud analytics as well as cloud models and use cases for analytics in the cloud, and 10 factors to consider when moving analytics to the cloud.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

An Analytics Road Map for Modernizing the Data Warehouse

Learn how to use new technologies to enhance existing analytic approaches and gain business benefit and find the right balance for data governance. The Webinar will also describe an analytics road map for the modern data warehouse.

Speaker: Colin White

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Your First Hire in Predictive Analytics (Hint: It's Not a Data Scientist)

This Webinar presents the critical elements that need to be assessed, analyzed, and defined by an organization prior to forming a functional advanced analytics team. This preparation will enable organizations to properly align, right- size, and time the acquisition of analytic talent.

Speaker: Keith McCormick

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Events Calendar

July 26 - 31, 2015

TDWI Boston // The Analytics Experience

Boston, MA

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August 3 - 6, 2015

Seminar in Chicago // Insight and Impact through Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

Chicago, IL

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August 10 - 13, 2015

Seminar in Minneapolis // BI Essentials

Minneapolis, MN

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