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Articles by Colin White

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Pay as You Go: SaaS Business Intelligence and Data Management Summary
Claudia Imhoff and Colin White provide an overview the case studies of five companies that have successfully deployed software as a service (SaaS) business intelligence or data management solutions.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Information Management, SaaS (Software as a Service)

by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 1 comment
05-20-2009
Closed-Loop Business Intelligence: Reality or Simply Another Buzzword? Summary
Colin White explores closed-loop business intelligence and explains that effective decision making requires more than simply giving business users more information.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by Colin White | 1 comment
04-22-2009
Can Enterprise Data Warehousing and Master Data Management Projects Survive the Recession? Summary
The economic downturn is likely to have an impact on IT budgets, but there are directions IT can still take to benefit the business. Colin White explains how a focus on pragmatic development and data governance can benefit future enterprise projects.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Master Data Management (MDM)

by Colin White | 0 comments
03-18-2009
Analyzing and Governing Web Content Summary
Web-based content is a powerful source of information for business intelligence analytical processing, but organizations need to carefully select the types of content and technologies used, and need to have a pragmatic approach to governing this content.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Master Data Management (MDM)

by Colin White | 0 comments
02-18-2009
Business Intelligence Data Analysis and Visualization: What’s in a Name? Part 2 Summary
Colin White continues his discussion of data analysis and data visualization by taking a detailed look at how business intelligence is used in the decision-making process, and discussing where data analysis and data visualization fit into this process.

Topics: Data Integration, Business Intelligence, Visualization

by Colin White | 3 comments
01-28-2009
Business Intelligence Data Analysis and Visualization: What’s in a Name? Part 1 Summary
Business intelligence terminology is often confusing, and different people use terms in different ways to match their perspective on the market – and sometimes even to suit their marketing messages. Colin White discusses with industry specialists their perspective on data analysis and data visualization, and the need for the industry to have a common understanding and definition for these terms.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Visualization

by Colin White | 2 comments
12-17-2008
Are Relational Database Systems Keeping Up with the Information Processing Needs of Companies? Summary
To satisfy increasing information volumes, a variety of new database techniques are appearing on the market. Does this mean that after over a quarter century of development, relational database systems are reaching the end of their useful lives?

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Visualization

by Colin White | 0 comments
11-19-2008
Knowledge and Information Workers: Who Are They? Summary
Vendors, analysts and consultants use the terms knowledge worker and information worker to describe users of business intelligence products without defining clearly what these terms mean. This article attempts to clarify matters and to begin a discussion on this topic.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Visualization

by Colin White | 2 comments
10-29-2008
Using Enterprise 2.0 for Business Intelligence, Part 6 Summary
In this sixth article in a continuing series, Colin White looks at new web technologies for building richer and more flexible web-based business intelligence applications.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

by Colin White | 0 comments
09-24-2008
Full Circle: Decision Intelligence (DSS 2.0) Summary
This article discusses why business intelligence is often too closely associated with data warehousing and should be replaced by a concept such as decision intelligence, which could be considered a modern version of earlier decision support systems.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Decision Support Systems

by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 0 comments
08-27-2008
Business Intelligence in the Cloud: Sorting Out the Terminology Summary
Colin White explains the technologies behind the various terms currently being used to describe hosted business intelligence solutions and provides an overview of the capabilities they provide.

Topics: SaaS (Software as a Service), Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing

by Colin White | 0 comments
07-30-2008
Using Enterprise 2.0 for Business Intelligence, Part 5 Summary
In this fifth article in a continuing series, Colin White looks at using web syndication techniques in a business intelligence environment.

Topics: Data Integration

by Colin White | 0 comments
06-25-2008
Using Enterprise 2.0 for Business Intelligence, Part 4 Summary
In this fourth article in a continuing series, Colin White looks at how unstructured business content can be integrated into a business intelligence environment.

Topics: Data Integration, Content Management, Unstructured Data

by Colin White | 0 comments
05-21-2008
Is Data Warehousing Essential to Business Intelligence? Summary
The role of data warehousing is changing as companies move toward using new business intelligence approaches.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence

by Colin White | 0 comments
04-30-2008
Using Enterprise 2.0 for Business Intelligence, Part 3 Summary
In this third article in a continuing series, Colin White looks at how search-related techniques can be used to explore and analyze unstructured business content.

Topics: Business Intelligence

by Colin White | 0 comments
03-26-2008

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