Recent writings of Wayne Eckerson in ADT
||Wayne Eckerson of TDWI regularly looks at the fast-moving data warehousing
space in the pages of Application Development Trends and adtmag.com. Here is
a sampling of recent insights.
In 2002, I defined “spreadmart” to describe the renegade
spreadsheets and desktop databases wreaking havoc on organizations. Since then,
many people have adopted the term because it highlights a painful, yet largely
ignored, problem that plagues organizations today.
The 10 ways of
There’s a lot of talk these days about Key Performance
Indicators (KPIs). They are the backbone of scorecards and dashboards, which
organizations use to present performance information to executives and staff.
Unfortunately, BI developers seem to focus more on creating visual metaphors
than on understanding what constitutes a good KPI
Will BI projects go
The loss of U.S. information technology jobs to overseas
consulting firms is alarming. Data-quest estimates that 140,000 IT jobs were
outsourced to India last year.
Sorting out the meaning of
When I first heard the term business
performance management (BPM) two years ago, I thought, 'Oh no, not another
Ad hoc BI is killing us!
For Chinese people, 2003 was the
''Year of the Black Sheep.'' For business intelligence (BI) professionals, 2003
was the year of ''reporting.''
Facts up! Teach your team to use BI
Billy Beane recruits mainly
college players with a record for getting on base -- players who draw a high
percentage of walks. The book is a morality tale for modern-day business.
What to look for in a BI architecture
A BI toolset must have a
strong architectural foundation to support enterprise processing requirements.
It is pointless to deploy BI tools to thousands of staff, customers and
suppliers if performance and reliability falter under peak loads.
EII - The return of the virtual data warehouse?
Are you a manager or a leader?
Good days for Goodnight and SAS