Courses and Training

January 21, 2020
Rick Sherman

Blazing Trails in Teaching Talend: Meet Rick Sherman

From Talend: Rick Sherman is an author, educator, and a managing partner of Athena IT Solutions.  His book, Business Intelligence Guidebook: From Data Integration to Analytics, was published by Morgan […]
April 12, 2016

Enterprise Data World 2016 – San Diego

The 20th annual Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference is recognized as the most comprehensive educational conference on data management in the world. Rick Sherman will be conducing […]
April 6, 2012

BI training too important to skip

Lauren Gibbons Paul interviewed Howard Dresner and me for an article on training, which was published in SearchManufacturing this week: Training is the final step […]
April 14, 2010

BI training key to successful pervasive business intelligence projects

  You’re breathing a sigh of relief because the hard work of your business intelligence (BI) project appears to be over. You began by carefully evaluating […]
May 29, 2009

People, Process and Politics – We All Hate Data Silos, So Why do They Happen?

Why are data silos so prevalent when we really ought to know better? We know that it’s risky to have inconsistent data. We strive for the […]
May 8, 2009

People, Process & Politics: Data Governance

For those of us in high tech, it’s easy to fall into the trap of concentrating too hard on the products, technology and architectural aspects of […]
April 3, 2009

More than just “The Usual Suspects” – Doing Due Diligence for DW and BI Tools

The publishing of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants or Forrester’s Waves is eagerly awaited by vendors in many IT categories, particularly those who scope in the “top” quadrant […]
February 3, 2009

Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing Emerging Trends (but not breakouts): 9 for ’09

Just like Goldilocks and the Three Bears we are looking at what is too hot, too cold and just right. So far we have discussed our […]
January 7, 2009

Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Trends: 9 for ’09

“It’s the economy, stupid” will be the dominant theme for 2009. A recession, consumer and corporate anxiety, and constrained IT spending will challenge rational thought. Although […]
December 18, 2008

The Business Intelligence director’s 2009 letter to Santa

I’ve written letters to Santa before requesting gifts that data management and data warehousing managers would appreciate. With the current economic climate, many business intelligence (BI) […]
December 15, 2008

Letters to Santa

In previous years has posted my articles with letters to Santa. Until the new one is published later this week, here's a reminder of what […]
October 16, 2008

Recovering from the Accidental Architecture

In my article “The Accidental Architecture,” I discussed how enterprises have evolved their data warehousing (DW) and business intelligence (BI) projects without a planned architecture. This […]
October 14, 2008

The Accidental Architecture

When you plan to build a house, you start with what you want and can afford. You decide on architectural style, size and number of rooms. […]
September 23, 2008

Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence Courses Fall 2008

There's still room in our public data warehouse training courses for October and November. These are taught in Waltham, MA. If you don't live in the […]
February 29, 2008

Public DW/BI Courses in March

Below are our public courses for March. If you don’t live in the Boston area or don’t want to get on a plane, we also offer […]
January 16, 2008

Boston Area Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Courses

We’ve just posted our winter 2008 schedule of data warehousing and business intelligence courses. If you don’t live in the Boston area or don’t want to […]
October 30, 2007

December Data Warehousing Classes

Spend your 2007 training budget before it’s too late. This December we’re offering two business intelligence & data warehousing courses. Fundamentals of Business Intelligence and Data […]
September 11, 2007

Boston Area Data Warehousing Courses

We've just posted our fall schedule of our business intelligence and data warehouse training.  If you don't live in the Boston area or don't want to […]
March 13, 2007

Boston area data warehousing & BI education

We just posted dates for our spring data warehousing & business intelligence courses: Fundamentals of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing – April 23-24 Business Intelligence and […]
December 8, 2006

Data Integration versus ETL

In my previous post I discussed the Gartner Research "Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, 2006" and that Gartner has decided to supplant its “Magic Quadrant […]
October 13, 2006

DW / BI Training Schedule

We’ve added some new dates for our Boston-area data warehousing and business intelligence training for the rest of 2006. See the following link for dates and […]
September 15, 2006

New Fall Training Schedule

We’ve posted some new dates for our Boston-area courses: Fundamentals of Business Intelligence and Data WarehousingOct 30 – Oct 31,  Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing: Project […]
September 29, 2005

Training? We don’t need no stinkin’ training …

While data warehousing technologies and methodologies have evolved over the years, ideologies, in many cases, have not. Taking a narrow-minded approach to your data warehousing strategy […]