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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

the data warehousing institute  software development area to the data warehouse space, as organizations are constantly searching to meet their business intelligence (BI) needs. This adaptation of the agile development methodology is now being applied to all facets of the BI life cycle process. But, can all BI processes become agile? A couple of days ago, I spoke with Mr. Paul Kautza, Director of Education at the TDWI. During the chat, he gave me some very interesting information regarding the upcoming event in San Diego. . Agile BI in Read More

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Now the Minnows are Eating the Minnows
In a transaction valued at approximately $15 million, DataMirror Corporation has announced that it has completed the acquisition of assets and assumption of

the data warehousing institute  small niche players in the data warehousing market, Constellar being almost exclusively Oracle-based, and DataMirror concentrating on the IBM AS/400. Up to now, they have stayed out of the gun sights of the big boys because of the very vertical niche each has chosen. DataMirror has always been the fastest movement tool on the AS/400 because it was written in the machine's native language (using RPG), but it was very AS/400-centric. Constellar has not been an attractive take-over target due to its Read More
SAS Institute Shoots for the Two-Stop-Shop with new Release of Warehouse Administrator
SAS Institute, a vendor of integrated data warehousing, decision support and information delivery software, has announced the production availability of SAS

the data warehousing institute  Version 2.1. Demonstrated at the Data Warehousing Institute conference in Boston, this new version, as stated by the vendor makes it easier to build a data warehouse through a new collection of built-in transformation and data utilities that eliminate much of the previously required (i.e., manual) coding . With an open component-based architecture, improved data access and management capabilities, thin-client interfaces, and other enhancements, it is an important component of the new SAS software V8.1, Read More
Analysis of SAS Institute and IBM Intelligence Alliance
The SAS Institute and International Business Machines announced a new business intelligence relationship on January 24, 2000. IBM has announced that it is

the data warehousing institute  joint customers to integrate the powerful decision support capabilities of SAS solutions with existing transaction systems and other e-business applications. * Closer integration of SAS solutions and DB2 Universal Database to enhance performance for all IBM server platforms, including Netfinity, AS/400, RS/6000, NUMA-Q and S/390. * IBM Global Services' access to a wide range of SAS Institute solutions for business intelligence, data warehousing, and decision support. The relationship will initially focus Read More
Microsoft says OLE for Data Mining: Is it Bull?
Microsoft released a new version of OLE DB (Object Linking and Embedding Database, based on Microsoft’s Component Object Model or COM) which supports a

the data warehousing institute  Language (PMML) standards from the Data Mining Group, an industry consortium that facilitates the creation of useful standards for the data mining community. PMML is an XML-based language that provides a quick and easy way for organizations to define and share data mining models between compliant vendors' applications. Market Impact Microsoft is joining a vendor consortium that is proposing a standard in PMML, which may be supported by many vendors, but will be ignored by serious Microsoft competitors Read More
How to Find the Right Hosted CRM Vendor at the Right Price
Choosing an on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) vendor can be a daunting task, especially for the price conscious consumer who lacks the budget for

the data warehousing institute  to Find the Right Hosted CRM Vendor at the Right Price Choosing an on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) vendor can be a daunting task, especially for the price conscious consumer who lacks the budget for intensive research. A true CRM vendor should have pre-integrated sales, marketing, and customer support. Look for easy access to software free trials, and beware of hidden fees. Ultimately, researching the alternatives can save your company up to 50 percent of a solution’s total cost of Read More
When the Bigger Fish Eats the Smaller to Become a Bigger Fish
This time the merger and acquisition of Connect-Care by Firstwave appears to be a search for vertical market access. Connect-Care provides a direct reach to 87

the data warehousing institute  the Bigger Fish Eats the Smaller to Become a Bigger Fish Event Summary On March 4, 2003, Firstwave Technologies , Inc. (NASDAQ: FSTW) a leading web-based CRM solutions provider, announced the acquisition of Connect-Care Inc ., a vertically specialized CRM solutions provider to software industry. Through a merger agreement, Firstwave will deliver 200,000 shares of common stock to the shareholders of Connect-Care, as well as an additional potential earn out payment of $300,000 in cash payable in 2004 if Read More
The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise
Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The

the data warehousing institute  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More
The Many Angles to Dive into the BPM Water
These days, the concepts of business process management (BPM) have become more unified, and BPM functionality from different vendors seems to be more converged.

the data warehousing institute  Angles to Dive into the BPM Water These days, the concepts of business process management (BPM) have become more unified, and BPM functionality from different vendors seems to be more converged. However, organizations may have their own reasons for adopting BPM—different business features and requirements will lead to different matching points between adopting organizations and BPM solutions. In the mean time, BPM vendors are using various selling points to differentiate their product offerings and to Read More
Overall Approach to Data Quality ROI
Data quality is an elusive subject that can defy measurement and yet be critical enough to derail any single IT project, strategic initiative, or even a company

the data warehousing institute  can accrue from improving the data quality of an organization, companies must choose which to measure and how to get the return on investment (ROI)—in hard dollars. Read this paper to garner an overall approach to data quality ROI. Read More
Linked Enterprise Data: Data at the heart of the company
The data silos of today's business information systems (IS) applications, and the pressure from the current economic climate, globalization, and the Internet

the data warehousing institute  heart of the company The data silos of today's business information systems (IS) applications, and the pressure from the current economic climate, globalization, and the Internet make it critical for companies to learn how to manage and extract value from their data. Linked enterprise data (LED) combines the benefits of business intelligence (BI), master data management (MDM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and search engines to create links among existing data, break down data walls, provide an Read More
ERP in the Cloud and the Modern Business
Businesses are realizing that the cloud is the future of enterprise software and offers many attractive business benefits. But there is much to think about when

the data warehousing institute  in the Cloud and the Modern Business Businesses are realizing that the cloud is the future of enterprise software and offers many attractive business benefits. But there is much to think about when evaluating the potential move to a cloud model, especially for core systems like ERP. Download this white paper to review IDC CloudTrack Survey findings, gain expert insight into the challenges and opportunities the cloud presents, and determine which deployment option could provide the biggest benefits for Read More
Cloud for Business Managers in Midsize Organizations: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Read this independent research report to learn how business managers around the world are using cloud applications. Discover the top motivations for adopting

the data warehousing institute  Managers in Midsize Organizations: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly Read this independent research report to learn how business managers around the world are using cloud applications. Discover the top motivations for adopting the cloud, the most common problems and recurring pitfalls; common barriers to cloud application integration and the consequences of security breaches and compliance issues. Read More
Drink-IT, the Ideal Solution for the Efficient Reorganization of the Norwegian Mack Brewery


the data warehousing institute  IT, the Ideal Solution for the Efficient Reorganization of the Norwegian Mack Brewery Read More
The Old ERP Dilemma - Should We Install The New Release?
If you have an older ERP system, and you have decided to continue to pay maintenance, you should be getting periodic releases from the vendor. The frequency of

the data warehousing institute  - Should We Install The New Release? What To Know Before You Even Think About It    Before you even start to decide on taking the release, you need to understand some of the realities set by the vendor. Most vendors have a policy about how long they support an old release, but with most, the practice does not follow the policy. You need to probe beyond the policy statement to find out the truth. Remember that the vendor wants you to continue to pay maintenance and if they stop supporting the release Read More
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