Published Articles

September 12, 2004

Implementing a Data Integration Center of Expertise

In my earlier column “Do You Need a Data Integration Center of Expertise?,” I discussed these key points: You need to integrate data, not just create another version of […]
August 12, 2004

The Impact of New BI Trends on Data Integration

This month, we explore the impact of several business intelligence (BI) trends on data integration. These trends include: business (or corporate) performance management (BPM or CPM), […]
July 13, 2004

Do You Need a Data Integration Center of Expertise (DICE)?

Reining in the proliferation of expensive, redundant data silos requires a methodical approach that includes establishing a data integration center of expertise. In their quest for […]
May 13, 2004

Architecture Standards

In a previous article, I discussed the importance of adhering to product and technology standards to increase both the ROI of your IT investments and the value […]
April 13, 2004

Technology and Product Standards Keep Us On Track

Too many companies have implemented the “software du jour” – frequently switching to different hardware; operating systems; databases; applications; programming languages; extract, transform and load (ETL) […]
March 13, 2004

Software Development Standards Enhance Your Data Warehouse ROI

It was a wake-up call. When I first moved from a software firm to the information technology (IT) department of a Fortune 100 company, I was […]