Archive | January, 2012

Redundant Data

Redundant data can be both a benefit and a problem to organisations but ultimately it means we have more data to manage. Some redundancy is clearly required for backups and optimisation reasons but unknown or inconsistent redundancy is a disaster. I would like to get some sense of the level of redundancy of data that […]

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IT: What Happened to that Warm and Fuzzy Feeling?

I just saw the following coming out from the good people at Gartner Research: “The Gartner Predicts 2012 special report addresses the continuing trend toward the reduction of control IT has over the forces that affect it. As users take more control of the devices they will use, business managers are taking more control of […]

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Geeks N’ Weasels

Anyone in a modern business environment is well aware of the tension that often exists between technical experts (IT, developers, engineers, etc.) and business experts (sales, marketing, operations, etc.). I’m no social scientist; I haven’t made a study of the origins and dynamics that give rise to this divide, but I’ll go out on a […]

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Transforming your organization from the inside-out

Dear readers, I know it has been a while since my last posting, but that is a good sign; it means that the Business Intelligence industry is still alive out there, even in these uncertain times. So, what is the occasion then? Well, if you have not guessed by the title, let me give me […]

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BI Mind Map

pretty cool, check it out at http://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/business-intelligence-in-2012-82af32162f2e4e289dcdfef788ed6017   Read Original Post

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The Ever Changing Dashboard

Dashboard Spy Readers – you are in for a very special treat. Today’s guest blogger is Dr. Harold Kerner, Senior Executive Director at the International Institute for Learning, Inc. and author of Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance The Ever-Changing Dashboard by Harold Kerzner Sr. Executive Director […]

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The Ever Changing Dashboard

Dashboard Spy Readers – you are in for a very special treat. Today’s guest blogger is Dr. Harold Kerner, Senior Executive Director at the International Institute for Learning, Inc. and author of Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance The Ever-Changing Dashboard byHarold KerznerSr. Executive Director for Project […]

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Update to 2011 predictions

Back in early 2011 I made a number of predictions in relation to the world of data architecture and data management. In this blog I’m going to revisit those predictions and see how well I scored. So starting from the top my predictions (and results for the year) are as follows: 1/ Data Security will […]

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