• March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    Management by spreadsheet

    Inmon shares the best way to understand the value provided by a data warehouse.

  • March 12, 2009 12 Mar'09

    Data integration costs hurting companies with poor negotiation skills

    Companies could save upwards of $100,000 each if they learn to be savvier negotiators when it comes to data integration licenses, according to Gartner Inc.

  • March 12, 2009 12 Mar'09

    Speaking out about information architecture

    Should the people who speak negatively about information architecture and the evolving nature of information systems be taken seriously?

  • March 04, 2009 04 Mar'09

    Normalization is Impractical for Master Data

    Master data tables seem to be particularly sensitive to the limits of normalization, and Malcolm Chisholm believes that a reflexive attachment to normalization can be counterproductive.

  • February 25, 2009 25 Feb'09

    Data quality management roadmap

    Jeff Pettit explains how to reap the benefits of highly productive data for years to come.

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  • February 18, 2009 18 Feb'09

    Analyzing and Governing Web Content

    Web-based content is a powerful source of information for business intelligence analytical processing, but organizations need to carefully select the types of content and technologies used, and need to have a pragmatic approach to governing this ...

  • February 17, 2009 17 Feb'09

    Data Cleansing

    The hard reality is that always problematic and often costly data anomalies do exist. Will Dwinnell explains why it is helpful to have a tool to automatically ferret out a substantial fraction of those anomalies.

  • February 12, 2009 12 Feb'09

    Fixed price contracts

    Bill Inmon tells why no developer should build a first data warehouse on a fixed-price basis.

  • February 12, 2009 12 Feb'09

    Wholesaler turns to data integration adapters for mainframe to Oracle migration

    Associated Wholesalers Inc. turned to data integration adapters from Information Builders to migrate data from its mainframe to a new Linux platform.

  • February 10, 2009 10 Feb'09

    Why business users should care about data modeling, and how to persuade them

    Data modeling is an important part of enterprise data management. It can be a difficult concept for business users to understand, but its value needs to be explained if management is going to support (and fund) it.

  • February 05, 2009 05 Feb'09

    Cleansing data after an acquisition often calls for data quality software

    After an acquisition saddled MSC Direct with a serious duplicate customer data problem, the direct marketer decided it was time to tap the commercial data quality software market.

  • February 05, 2009 05 Feb'09

    Data warehousing between a rock and a hard place

    The position of this article is a skeptical one that data warehousing, e-discovery (email) and enterprise content (document) management will not converge.

  • January 26, 2009 26 Jan'09

    How to get started with master data management

    Forrester Research's Rob Karel reveals his tips for starting a master data management (MDM) initiative, including how and when to start evaluating vendors.

  • January 22, 2009 22 Jan'09

    Development methodology: What's the story?

    One of the great secrets of a successful methodology is that it focuses on what to do, not how to do it.

  • January 21, 2009 21 Jan'09

    IHG swaps out Oracle data warehouse with Teradata's new data warehouse appliance

    Some analysts call Teradata's 2550 data warehouse appliance "entry-level." Don't tell that to IHG, which is in the process of replacing its Oracle data warehouse with the Teradata appliance.