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October 2010 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Extending Business Intelligence with Graph Analytics [Published: 10-05-2010]
Graph analytics is a powerful new form of analytics that clearly enriches the set of reporting and analytical capabilities already available, and many organizations can benefit from this form of analytics.

From Business Intelligence to Enterprise IT Architecture, Part 7 [Published: 10-05-2010]
This article, Part 7 of an ongoing series, continues the discussion of the process layer of the Business Integrated Insight architecture, the Business Function Assembly.

BI Mobility and Privacy Issues [Published: 10-05-2010]
Now that individual and group data is so easily accessed, shared and collected across time and place, there are significant implications for the practice of business intelligence.

A Journey to Adaptive Master Data Management [Published: 10-12-2010]
Many organizations need to adapt their master data management (MDM) deployments to address new and wider sets of business requirements, and enable different deployment and implementation architecture options. MDM will also need to expand beyond customer and product data into other data and relationships and provide access to information-rich systems for broader use.

The 12 (or so) Myths about Agile Business Intelligence – Myth 1 [Published: 10-12-2010]
In this first article of a continuing series, Jim Gallo debunks one of the myths about Agile BI. He explains that Agile BI is a variation of iterative delivery, and it embraces best practices established long ago for business intelligence and data warehousing projects.

Data Integration: Looking Beyond ETL [Published: 10-13-2010]
Daniel Teachey explains why some organizations are now looking to the extract, load and transform (ELT) method, data federation and real-time/near-time data integration as alternatives to ETL.

The Use of Surrogate Keys [Published: 10-13-2010]
When designing a data warehouse, surrogate keys add a level of indirection and make the table a bit more extensible/flexible.

Dysfunctions of a Business Intelligence Team: Lack of Commitment [Published: 10-14-2010]
This article explores common issues that lead to lack of commitment within business intelligence teams and offers practical ideas for addressing the problems that are created by this dysfunction.

Leveraging Business Intelligence in the Transportation Industry: Mitigating the Maintenance Monster, Part 3 - Predictions [Published: 10-19-2010]
What will the future hold for fleet owners in the world of fleet maintenance? The future is always full of surprises. To adapt to the challenges ahead, fleet owners will need the right people and the right business intelligence (BI) to respond rapidly to changes in their environments.

Navigating Cultural Considerations in Business Intelligence Deployments [Published: 10-20-2010]
Organizations that have yet to adapt to the reality of business intelligence (BI) can have a difficult time navigating the change to “the new thing.” Even though their present reality may be difficult, with inefficient and non-scalable processes to get the most basic of reporting completed, it’s known and comfortable. How can you help your company see the potential in BI?

Reinventing Business: Enterprise Data Warehouse Business Opportunities for Manufacturing, Part 8 [Published: 10-21-2010]
This installment describes 30 best practices to ensure success with an enterprise data warehouse.

Data Warehousing and Business [Published: 10-21-2010]
Bill Inmon outlines some of the ways that corporations benefit from data warehousing. login required

How to Activate People to Adopt Data Governance [Published: 10-25-2010]
The impact to the business of improperly managing data can be significant. This article presents solid advice for ensuring that data governance policies and processes are adopted throughout the organization.

Smart Grid ≠ Smart Architecture [Published: 10-25-2010]
With this article, the BeyeNETWORK is pleased to welcome Elliott McClements as the new expert leading our Energy Channel. In his first article, Elliott explains that smart meters/grid can provide great insight in terms of consumption, forecasting, demand response and trading. The necessary analytics to unearth these potential benefits have a significant latency requirement that will be explored in this article.

Knowledge Management in the Federal Government: A 2010 Update [Published: 10-26-2010]
This article reviews the latest and greatest in knowledge management around Washington, DC, and the rest of the public sector.

The 12 (or so) Myths about Agile Business Intelligence – Myth 2 [Published: 10-26-2010]
In this article, Part 2 of a continuing series, Jim tackles another myth about Agile BI. He talks about the documentation process in Agile BI and emphasizes that documentation is important in any project because it allows us to communicate and commemorate decisions and outcomes (scope, design, operating procedures, etc.) needed to build, enhance and maintain a solution.

Satisfying the End-User Analyst [Published: 10-28-2010]
The end-user analyst is subject to satisfying the needs for information in an ever-changing business world. This article describes possible ways to minimize the number of end-user development cycles, thereby saving the organization time and money. login required

Data Quality: Anticipating Data Errors [Published: 10-28-2010]
Is the need for data quality management eliminated if an organization chooses to address the problem by focusing on fixing the process issues and eliminating the root cause of data issues?