Data warehousing provides an architectural model for the flow of data from operational systems to decision-support environments where it is available for reporting and analysis. A data warehouse is a central repository for an organization's digital data. It facilitates decision support system applications such as trend reports, exception reports and reports showing actual performance versus goals.
The bad news about business intelligence: Intangible benefits will likely outweigh the tangible ones. The good news: BI's tangible benefits, such as the increased productivity gained by automating More >
Interest in software-as-a-service appears to be growing in much of the world, with a recent Gartner survey showing that 77 percent of North American companies plan to increase their SaaS deployments More >
Asking what a business analyst does seems like a pretty straightforward question, but it rarely yields a straightforward answer. Unlike many other IT jobs, companies often don't have clearly defined More >
Ted Friedman, vice president and distinguished analyst with Gartner’s Information Management team, recently hosted a webinar on improving data quality to support analytics.More >
Micro segmentation enables true one-to-one marketing.More >
Could Hadoop replace ETL? Not really and not yet, says James Markarian, Informatica’s CTO. In this Q&A with IT Business Edge’s Loraine Lawson, Markarian explains how Informatica’s customers are using Hadoop with ETL and data integration tools, as well as the company’s approach to developing new Hadoop tools.More >
What gives meaning to a certification? Is it the certification vendor? Is it the subject? Or is it the perceived difficulty, mystique or aura?More >
“Getting Innovation Right: How Leaders Leverage Inflection Points to Drive Success,” written by Seth Kahan, re...
This excerpt from Chapter 8, “Social Media Analytics,” looks at basic measures that are typically used to anal...