Tag Archive: BI strategy

Accidental Data Warehouse

In many organisations we find what is called the “accidental data warehouse”. Sometimes you may even find more than one such data store floating around. These data warehouses have typically grown organically and uncontrolled as the result of separate and uncoordinated BI development and implementation initiatives.

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Building BI into the Budget

There are a lot of presentations and publications around the glamourous areas of realising the value of BI, and measuring the value that BI delivers to the organisation in terms of outcomes affected by additional, quicker or more focussed insight. However not many focus on the slog work of getting the funding to get BI …

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Revolt against the Chief Data Officer

There seem to be an increase in the creation and appointment of Chief Data Officers. Personally I think many organisations are abusing the title and the role to overcome other problems on their executive level. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

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Uplifting BI Capability to Business Strategy

In this post, I’m looking at approaches to lift BI up from a mere enabling IT function to an enterprise strategic business function. This is an elaboration on discussions that were recorded in TDWI’s BI Journal, Vol 18 No 4 (http://tdwi.org/research/2013/12/business-intelligence-journal-vol-18-no-4.aspx), around aligning BI with business strategy. I have previously also published a post on …

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Driving Data Governance from BI Strategy

Data governance plays a key role in managing the data resource of the organisation. It is necessary in strategic data-related initiatives such as master data management, data consolidation, database re-platforming, and of course, enterprise-wide business intelligence (BI). A data governance program is quite extensive and hard to implement. My proposition here is that the implementation …

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Analytical Maturity

Having been in the industry for some time now, I have not only seen how Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics have matured, but also how the need for the succesful implementation of these technologies has become more apparent in most organisations. The amount of data that an organisation needs to deal with today has increased …

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Big Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Summit

I have just returned from attending the 5th Annual Big Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Summit, organised by Enterprise IQ, held in Sydney on 27 – 29 November 2012.  I participated in two panel sessions, firstly as a panelist on doing business in the Big Data age, and secondly moderating the session on the architectures …

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CIO Dashboard – part II

In a previous post I discussed three areas that the CIO’s dashboard should address, namely proliferation and penetration, users and usage and some of the more important data quality measures. In this post I discuss more of the aspects that the CIO should be tracking, from the point of view of being the executive ultimately responsible …

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Tracking BI 2012

How is BI tracking against the predicted trends for 2012? I recently took some time out to think about what was predicted for the BI industry for 2012, and what the realities have been over the past 10 months. I always find it interesting to see just how accurate these predictions were, and of course, …

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CIO Dashboard

Executive dashboards have become very popular mechanisms to present executives with at-a-glance information on the organisation’s strategic KPIs. The CIO is IT’s executive sponsor for all the other executives’ dashboards. So then, what should the CIO have on his dashboard?

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