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The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) Conference in San Diego: The Agile Approach to Business Intelligence (BI)
Next month a TDWI World Conference will be taking place in San Diego, California. What’s so special about this conference anyway? The answer is simple:  the

presentations bi  It will begin with presentations from Wayne Eckerson (“ The Secrets of Creating an Agile, Adaptable BI Environment ”) and Ken Collier (“ Katabatic Winds of Business Intelligence ”), and there will be a promising set of training sessions given by Ralph Huges, an expert in adapting software engineering practices into the principles of the Agile methodology, and author of the book “ Agile Data Warehousing ”. On the same topic of Agile methodology, Len Silverston and Claudia Imhoff, both

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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