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Observations on Data Strategy

A data strategy can contribute to an organization’s information strategic plan, and arrange for the productive use of the data asset. Introduction A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) was approached by the CEO and asked for an accounting of the company’s

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Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part Three

Challenges to implementing data architecture with packaged applications can be overcome by addressing issues and challenges during design Introduction In a previous article I discussed some issues that a client encountered when trying to implement a packaged application. They were

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Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part Two

Every organization should follow a set of guidelines for implementing packaged applications to ensure architectural harmony and avoid numerous problems. Previously I discussed some issues that a client encountered when trying to implement a packaged application.  They were convinced that

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Business-Focused Data Analysis

Business-focused data analysis activities allow for understanding data and correcting any discrepancies, regardless of systems design or implementation Introduction initiative is the first attempt at bringing business data together from multiple sources in order to make it available across different

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Data Mining

Data mining is a powerful analytical activity that can be used with data warehouses and with operational systems, yielding valuable insights. Introduction Data mining is often confused with “writing lots of reports and queries,” when in fact data mining activities

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Use of Metadata Entities in Abstraction

Metadata supports the conditions that uses of abstraction in data modeling, ensuring lasting and scalable data models When I write on abstraction, I like to remind the reader of a very abstract painting I observed in a museum, which consisted

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