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August 2012 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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The Olympics: Some Personal Experiences with Technology, Politics and Sports [Published: 08-01-2012]
As the Games of the XXX Olympiad take place in London, Ramon Barquin shares his personal Olympic experiences about the influences of technology and politics in this worldwide sporting event.

Data Warehousing and Metadata: The Enterprise Perspective [Published: 08-02-2012]
Bill Inmon explains how enterprise-wide metadata has been holding back the next-generation of data warehousing, and he indicates that the vision of DW 2.0 may become a reality soon.

New BI Demands Pushing Data Architecture Limits [Published: 08-08-2012]
The 3 V’s of big data – volume, variety and velocity – place new demands on information architectures. What worked in the past may not be the best choice for the advanced analytics that are poised to provide substantial business value. (This article was included in a recent issue of our BI Trends + Strategies e-zine.)

El Paso Golf [Published: 08-09-2012]
With the PGA Championship starting today at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in North Carolina, Bill Inmon shares a unique golf story!

Big Data and What It Means for Healthcare Business Intelligence [Published: 08-14-2012]
Laura Madsen delves into the topic of big data, describes when big data is valuable and provides steps to prepare your organization for big data when the time is right. login required

Emerging Business Intelligence Trends: Mobile Applications, Data Management within BI, and Social Media [Published: 08-14-2012]
In the second article of a series about industry trends that are affecting SMBs, Lyndsay Wise looks at three BI trends and how they will help SMBs achieve better business intelligence. login required

The Five Tenets of Healthcare Business Intelligence: A Spotlight Q&A with Laura Madsen from Lancet [Published: 08-15-2012]
Ron Powell talks with Laura Madsen, Healthcare Practice Leader at Lancet and BeyeNETWORK Healthcare Expert, about how the adoption of business intelligence by healthcare organizations has accelerated due the need to be in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Big Data Analytics: A Q&A Spotlight with John Santaferraro of ParAccel [Published: 08-16-2012]
Ron Powell talks with John Santaferraro, Vice President of Solutions and Marketing at ParAccel, about their focus on big data analytics. John provides customer examples of how companies are using ParAccel for complex analytics.

Reliable BI Data Requires Collaborative Approach [Published: 08-16-2012]
What constitutes data quality when analyzing millions of daily transactions? Does trustworthy data mean “perfect” data? You might be surprised at the answers. (This article was included in a recent issue of our BI Trends + Strategies e-zine.) login required

The Changing World of IT [Published: 08-21-2012]
Bill Inmon traces the technology changes that have impacted IT departments across the globe.

Data Warehouse Construction: How Would Great Engineers Have Done It? [Published: 08-23-2012]
Bin Jiang explores how Archimedes and Henry Ford may have employed the ETL mechanism in data warehousing.

Performance Management Gap: Goals Versus Realities [Published: 08-23-2012]
Successful performance management initiatives involve more than purchasing and implementing software. And, despite good intentions, there’s a high probability that you’re not getting everything you should from your system. (This article was included in a recent issue of our BI Trends + Strategies e-zine.)

Straightforward Analytics: Predictive Analytics, Correlation, Predisposition, and Some Risks [Published: 08-30-2012]
When developing predictive models, David Loshin warns that care should be taken to ensure biases and risks are not affecting the results. He identifies several areas to watch.

Data Sandboxes, Data Integration and the Rise of Data Visualization [Published: 08-30-2012]
The August issue of BI Trends + Strategies covers the use of data sandboxes, the misconceptions about data integration tools, and advice for expanding the use of data visualization. login required