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Challenges of Data Warehouse Re-Architecture

Data warehouse / business intelligence / analytics environments require business and IT cooperation for successful architecture and design Introduction In working with many large corporations across a variety of industries, it is clear that we all face the reality of re-architecting data warehouses, whether we want to admit it or not. Since data warehouses are business driven (rethink your strategy

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Foundations of Database Operations

Database operations is the development, maintenance, and support of structured data to maximize the value of data across the organization. This function includes database support and data technology management. Introduction The management of database operations provide support to the organization for its data and information, from data acquisition to data purging. Database support is at the heart of data management,

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Four Foundational Data Governance Policies

Every organization needs a set of foundational policies to manage the basic operations of data governance.  Policies are different from guiding principles Introduction Every organization needs to create and maintain a set of basic or foundational policies to manage the operations of data governance effectively.  Many people confuse the terms “policy” with “guiding principle.”  Policies are “the overall business rules

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Text and Business Value

The business value of text is immense, but it is not well understood by most organizations. Analysis of textual data can provide a wide variety of benefits. It is intuitively obvious to many people that there is great business value that can be derived from the analysis of text. But the relationship between business value and the analysis of text

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Responsibility for Textual Data

Textual data is a valuable component for business analytics, but the responsibility for gathering and managing textual data is unclear. Consider textual processing for delivering business value. Where does the end user turn? The end user certainly recognizes the value of textual data. Intuitively the end user knows that there is a wealth of value to be found in text.

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Is Text Unstructured?

Text, the basis of language, can be considered to be unstructured by technicians. However, for others, text and language have a definite structure. It is the simplest of questions. Ask any technician if text – language – is structured or unstructured. If your technician is knowledgeable, the technician will assure you that text is unstructured. In fact the technician will

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The Third Dimension in Project Management

Project management requires the use of a solid framework and an experienced project manager to ensure the success of any project, any size, in any industry Introduction I was hooked on watching the Iron Chef – what got me interested in this show was the project manager in me. Watching these highly skilled chefs be provided with the exact same

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