Now that the B-Eye Network is fully ensconced in the Tech Target family, I wanted to bring to your attention the "tips" I've been providing to searchdatamanagement.com (also part of Tech Target) over the years.
A consolidated list of tips can be found here on MDM/DW/BI topics such as ETL order, slowly changing dimensions, quick BI, customer matching, data quality, data modeling, standards, using cubes, star vs. snowflake, data mining techniques, planning, project management, and archiving data.
A few favorites are:
Should business intelligence analysis tie in with operational reports?
Read about William's rules for tying business intelligence (BI) system content back to the sources and what "percentage of tolerance" he recommends.
Should a data steward have direct SQL access for reporting purposes?
Find out when a data steward should have direct SQL access and how to request SQL access to get data directly from the data warehouse for reporting and analytical purposes.
Who should the business intelligence team report to?
Learn which department the business intelligence (BI) team should report to -- and why.
I've recently begun the Data Warehouse Strategy Q&A Section. You can pose questions to me there. Here are my first two:
How will the Sun acquisition affect Oracle data warehouse strategy?
Find out how Oracle's acquisition of Sun may affect Oracle data warehouse strategy and what it means for users. Also, see what role packaged BI software plays in Oracle's strategy.
When to use a DBMS and the future of data warehousing data management
Find out when you should use a DBMS with your data warehouse, and learn about the future of data warehousing data management and current state of data warehouse architecture.