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William McKnight

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I will periodically be sharing my thoughts and observations on information management here in the blog. I am passionate about the effective creation, management and distribution of information for the benefit of company goals, and I'm thrilled to be a part of my clients' growth plans and connect what the industry provides to those goals. I have played many roles, but the perspective I come from is benefit to the end client. I hope the entries can be of some modest benefit to that goal. Please share your thoughts and input to the topics.

About the author >

William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at wmcknight@mcknightcg.com.

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Many business intelligence (BI) programs have delivered a solid initial rollout, but program managers find challenges in getting beyond those first targets. Often the methods that ushered in the early ROI plan are too free-flowing and unmanageable when users are counting on the data warehouse for production needs. And once the concept is proven, recouping the investment requires a rollout beyond the initial set of core users. However, prospective users of BI require more than a well-built infrastructure in order to convert them to daily users. Attracting users—which is required for success—can be a difficult and elongated process.

For the rest of this article I wrote that's in the latest Teradata Magazine, please see http://www.teradata.com/t/go.aspx/index.html?id=144984. Feel free to comment on it here.

Posted March 23, 2006 12:58 PM
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