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Letters to Santa

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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 a data warehouse manager might have asked for in the past.

2007 – I've Been a Good Data Warehouse Manager, Santa
I've been a very good data warehouse manager all
year long. I've been nice to everyone — even business users. I've kept
up with the industry by reading articles and analyst opinions. I have
also tried to follow all the best practices that are recommended in
these articles and opinions. But I feel like the business users just
don't appreciate what we are doing to get them a "single version of the
truth."

Read the rest of the letter.

2005 – Dear Santa, I've been a good data management manager
I've been a good data management manager all year
long. I've been nice to my business users, managers and peers. I've
provided thorough materials explaining the value of our company's data
management efforts to my managers so they could present it to upper
management. I've kept up ith the latest data management best
practices, technological innovations and industry trends. I've even
championed data stewardship and ownership; explained the connection
between financial transparency and metadata (which made everyone think
I was an alien!); and encouraged the IT staff to document its
applications. But sometimes, Santa, I think I am Don Quixote chasing
the windmills.

Read the rest of the letter.

The 2008 letter will be coming soon!

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