Courses and Training

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 SearchDataManagement.com 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 […]