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Introduction There is no escaping the harsh reality of the current economic climate. The crisis in the financial industry has lead to a worldwide recession or even depression and most macro-economists seem to agree that this will not end until 2010...
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Toon Puissant
According to The Data Governance Institute, Data Governance is "The organizational bodies, rules, decision rights, and accountabilities of people and information systems as they perform information-related processes”.
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Christophe Cabrera
Introduction A Business Intelligence initiative may fail for many reasons: wrong technology, lack of sponsorship, poor data quality but one of the main reasons remains an incorrect project team. Too often the technology is seen as the unique...
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Christophe Cabrera
Informatica Informatica is an independent company providing data-integration software and services. Founded in 1993, Informatica employs more then 1.400 employees and has more than 3.000 customers worldwide, including 91 of the Fortune 100 companies...
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Tom Graft
Introduction Data quality is an often underestimated topic within data warehouse & business intelligence solutions. Most companies are content in their belief that their data is good enough, although they have no factual basis for that belief...
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Werner Engelen
Scorecarding, a powerful management instrument Introduction Scorecards are a very powerful management instrument. They are at the heart of a Performance Management architecture and they display some well-chosen metrics, including targets and their...
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Kris Bouckaert
In October 2008, we published the below Insight " Best Practices in Modelling IBM Cognos 8 Semantic Layers " on our website. Since then, this page has become the most visited page on our website, with over 50.000 pageviews since publication, clearly...
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Tom Graft
Extraction, Transformation & Loading : often expensive ! ETL or the art of extracting, transforming and loading data is a key process in developing and maintaining a data warehouse, the foundation for sound Performance Management. It can however...
Jan Claes
Introduction Over the past years, Microsoft has been building –slowly but certainly- its Business Intelligence & Performance Management vision & product stack. Despite Microsoft's roots and its reputation for building user friendly end...
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Mathias Leupe
Introduction In the last decade the business intelligence market has been relatively fragmented with a lot of different vendors offering open solutions, which were designed to operate with a large variety of different databases, data-sources (ERP,...
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Jelle Daems