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Information Quality Management as a Business Management Tool Summary
Larry English reminds us that learning and applying the principles with the proven quality management tools described in this article will enable your enterprise to begin the transformation to an effective and sustainable information quality culture.

Topics: Information Quality (IQ), Data Quality
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by Larry English | 0 comments
08-27-2009
Business Intelligence and Decision-Making Issues Summary
Richard Herschel explains that despite the business intelligence goal of evidenced-based decision making, the deck can be stacked against it.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Decision Support Systems
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by Richard Herschel | 1 comment
08-26-2009
Database Technology for the Web: Part 3 – Hadoop Summary
In his continuing series on database technology for the Web, Colin White looks at Hadoop, concluding that while it is not an alternative to a relational DBMS for many enterprise applications, it is useful for certain specialized data-intensive applications that relational DBMSs may not be able to handle.

Topics: Information Management, Architecture, Data Management

by Colin White | 1 comment
08-25-2009
Business Intelligence Team Structure Phase Alignment Summary
One of the keys to success in delivering a complex business intelligence solution is to have the right people with the right mix of skills, experience and capabilities at the appropriate times in the engagement life cycle. Todd Saunders provides tips for getting the right team in place.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Data Modeling and Design

by Todd Saunders | 2 comments
08-24-2009
Specific and Generic Textual References Summary
Bill Inmon explains how with textual data, taxonomies are applied against raw text to create a structuring of data that serves to address the issues of terminology.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Unstructured Data, Text Analytics, Text Mining

by Bill Inmon | 0 comments
08-20-2009
Master Data Management Checklist #4: Data Governance Summary
The issues relating to oversight of data quality, says David Loshin, must be considered as a prerequisite to installing master data management software so that when you have begun to merge data sets, you are not surprised by the results.

Topics: Information Management, Master Data Management (MDM)
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by David Loshin | 0 comments
08-20-2009
Incorporating Business Intelligence in the Cloud Summary
With the backdrop of today's tough economy, cloud computing is poised to change the economics of business intelligence.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing

by Mukund Deshpande, Shreekanth Joshi | 1 comment
08-19-2009
The Cloud Computing Tsunami Summary
Cyrus Golkar looks at the impact of cloud computing and the associated effects on data centers, IT organizations, cloud computing organizations, software-as-a-service vendors, infrastructure vendors and application software vendors.

Topics: Information Management, Cloud Computing

by Cyrus Golkar | 1 comment
08-19-2009
Gathering the Best Business Requirements to Help Ensure Business Intelligence Success, Part 2 Summary
Lyndsay Wise examines how mid-market companies can take advantage of internal business analysts, external consultants or vendor services.

Topics: Business Intelligence

by Lyndsay Wise | 0 comments
08-18-2009
An Important Benchmark for Federal Knowledge Management Summary
Ramon Barquin describes how the Knowledge Management Conference has become the premier forum for knowledge management in the public sector.

Topics: Information Management, Knowledge Management

by Dr. Ramon Barquin | 0 comments
08-18-2009
Appliances in the Enterprise Data Warehouse – Ready for Prime Time? Summary
Tim Leonard discusses how data warehouse appliances handle volume, data integration and extraction of the data for reporting.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Appliances

by Timothy Leonard | 1 comment
08-17-2009
You Know It’s Good When You Like It Again Summary
Frank Dravis describes his experiences with a project plan for a customer data warehouse implementation and describes how it validated his recent white paper on data governance and data management.

Topics: Information Management, Data Governance, Data Management

by Frank Dravis | 1 comment
08-13-2009
Holistic Detection and Business Intelligence Summary
James Taylor discusses why a different approach is required for repeatable and repeating decisions.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Decision Management

by James Taylor | 2 comments
08-12-2009
Extending Your Business Performance Management Initiative with Profitability Analytics, Part 1 Summary
John Colbert looks at how profitability optimization and the supporting profitability analytics technology capabilities have evolved and now have greater visibility in advanced performance management deployments. He explains the differences between business performance management and profitability analytics.

Topics: Performance Management

by John Colbert | 1 comment
08-11-2009
Who Coined the Term "Data Warehouse"? Summary
Bill Inmon provides background information on the genesis of data warehousing.

Topics: Data Warehousing
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by Bill Inmon | 10 comments
08-06-2009

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