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Data Warehousing: Kimball vs. Inmon (By Inmon) Summary
In this article, Bill Inmon compares and contrasts the Inmon and Kimball approaches to data warehousing, highlighting the pros and cons of each approach.

Topics: Data Warehousing
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by Bill Inmon | 7 comments
07-22-2010
Data Warehousing 101 Summary
Dan Power describes how the data warehousing process has changed in the past 10 years. He explains the benefits and limitations of data warehousing and provides tips for getting started.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Decision Support Systems, Data Marts

by Dan Power | 0 comments
03-18-2010
Decision Support System Outputs Summary
Dan Power emphasizes that decision support system designers and builders need to understand exactly what information a manager needs and wants in a specific decision situation.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Decision Support Systems

by Dan Power | 0 comments
11-11-2009
Monitoring Performance with Dashboards Summary
Dashboards provide graphical depictions of current key performance indicators. Because the technologies for implementing dashboards have improved significantly over the years, Dan Power revisits the implementation of dashboards to monitor operational performance.

Topics: Business Intelligence, KPI, Dashboards
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by Dan Power | 0 comments
10-08-2009
Executive Information Systems Revisited Summary
Dan Power explains why data warehouses, business intelligence technologies, the Web and OLAP have made executive information systems potentially more powerful and more practical.

Topics: Business Intelligence, KPI, Dashboards

by Dan Power | 2 comments
06-11-2009
Decision Support Project Management Summary
Dan Power describes the importance of project management for decision support systems and looks at the responsibilities of a decision support project manager.

Topics: Business Intelligence, KPI, Dashboards

by Dan Power | 0 comments
01-22-2009
Data Warehouses, Schemas and Decision Support Basics Summary
Dan Power explains why a data warehouse is not a complete decision support system, but rather a dominant component for a data-driven decision support system.

Topics: Data Warehousing

by Dan Power | 0 comments
09-25-2008
Common Decision Support System Architectural Patterns Summary
It is likely that historical decision support system architectural patterns will persist with service-oriented and message-based implementations of decision support systems.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Architecture, Decision Support Systems

by Dan Power | 0 comments
06-05-2008
Identifying Opportunities to Create Innovative Decision Support Systems Summary
Decision support planning should involve broad consultation and both problem-oriented and opportunistic search.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Architecture, Decision Support Systems

by Dan Power | 0 comments
03-27-2008
Formative and Summative Decision Support System Evaluation Summary
What comprises a comprehensive evaluation of a decision support system?

Topics: Business Intelligence, Architecture, Decision Support Systems

by Dan Power | 0 comments
02-14-2008
Gaining Competitive Advantage with Computerized Decision Support Summary
The implementation of a decision support system does not necessarily yield competitive advantage. This article covers the three criteria that must be met in order to use your DSS to such an advantage.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Architecture, Decision Support Systems

by Dan Power | 1 comment
12-06-2007
Keep an Eye on the Decision Support Prize Summary
Early in a project, it is necessary to evaluate the possible benefits of computerized decision support, set goals to achieve them, then periodically revisit the intended benefits and measure how well the project is delivering them.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Architecture, Decision Support Systems

by Dan Power | 0 comments
10-11-2007
A Framework for Understanding Computerized Decision Support Summary
This article introduces Dan Power’s Decision Support Expert Channel and provides helpful definitions of the different types of decision support systems.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Architecture, Decision Support Systems

by Dan Power | 0 comments
09-13-2007

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