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Information Management Strategies from William McKnight Summary
This excerpt is from William McKnight’s newest book – Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data. Through this book, William McKnight helps you understand the value of information in your enterprise. In this somewhat technical chapter, he reminds us that in order to be an excellent information manager or strategist, there is technical information you must know.

Topics: Information Management, Data Marts, Data Warehousing, Databases/Database Administration, Query & Reporting, Storage

by William McKnight | 0 comments
01-27-2014
Enabling the Analytic Architecture Summary
William McKnight discusses the tools that are essential for a successful analytic architecture.

Topics: Analytics, Data Integration, Master Data Management (MDM), Data Governance, Data Virtualization

by William McKnight | 0 comments
03-14-2013
New BI Demands Pushing Data Architecture Limits Summary
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.)

Topics: Business Intelligence, Information Management, Data Marts, Data Warehousing, Master Data Management (MDM)

by William McKnight | 0 comments
08-08-2012
Stream Processing Summary
In the concluding article of a 5-part series on technologies changing the face of the data warehouse, William McKnight explains how stream processing introduces a process-first approach that enables processing before storing and increases accessibility to data.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Information Management, Master Data Management (MDM), Data Virtualization, Columnar Databases, Hadoop

by William McKnight | 0 comments
04-05-2012
Data Virtualization Summary
In part 4 of this series, William McKnight explores how data virtualization can be a long-term or short-term solution in the data warehouse.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Data Virtualization

by William McKnight | 0 comments
02-16-2012
Master Data Management Summary
While the data warehouse is not the end of the line for master data, it is where master data management begins. William McKnight explains that master data is a corporate resource that does not have to be limited to the post-operational data warehouse analytical environment.

Topics: Information Management, Business Intelligence, Master Data Management (MDM)

by William McKnight | 0 comments
11-09-2011
Columnar Databases Summary
William McKnight describes how the columnar structure can take workload from the data warehouse into an alternative structure.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Analytics, Columnar Databases

by William McKnight | 0 comments
09-19-2011
Hadoop Summary
William McKnight explores how Hadoop is changing the face of data warehousing.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing
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by William McKnight | 0 comments
07-19-2011
SPOTLIGHT: Columnar Databases and Big Data Q&A with Don DeLoach, CEO of Infobright Summary
In this spotlight, Ron Powell asks Don DeLoach to talk about big data, columnar databases and Infobright's Rough Query capability.

Topics: Analytics, Columnar Databases

by Ron Powell | 0 comments
07-06-2011
Managing Enterprise Data in a Time of Change: From MDM to Columnar to Open Source Summary
William McKnight suggests that enterprises should look for opportunities, perhaps on the edges of your enterprise workload, to bring in the platform with characteristics of cloud, open source, appliance model, memory efficiency, or columnar orientation.

Topics: Information Management, Data Integration, Open Source BI, Master Data Management (MDM), Appliances, Cloud Computing, Data Management, Columnar Databases

by William McKnight | 0 comments
04-22-2010
Good Reading: Analytics at Work Summary
Richard Herschel reviews Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions Better Results by Thomas Davenport, Jeanne Harris, and Robert Morison.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by Richard Herschel | 0 comments
04-06-2010
Book Review: Data Modeling for the Business Summary
William McKnight suggests that if more companies used high-level data models effectively, the result would be improved business results. He describes how this book can assist with the high-level data modeling process.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by William McKnight | 0 comments
06-04-2009
Assessing Analytic Packages for Enterprise Business Intelligence Summary
Stuart Mullins explains that determining if an analytics package is right for a particular organization requires careful consideration and understanding of the costs and benefits.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by Stuart Mullins | 0 comments
03-17-2009
It's No Longer Tracking, It's Locating Summary
Will RFID routinely be used in the healthcare field to track the location of equipment, employees and even patients?

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by William McKnight | 0 comments
06-12-2008
The Evolution of RFID System Architectures and the Development of Pervasive Computing Summary
RFID tags are on a path to becoming the basic building blocks and the volume driver of pervasive computing.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by Michael Shiff | 0 comments
02-26-2008

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