Archive | October, 2012

Who owns YOUR data?

Implementing an effective Master Data Governance solution can be tough…you have to deal with corporate culture, getting management support, formulation policies, implementing rules and much more. However, a less commonly addressed question is: “Who will own the governed data?” In the days before central data processing the business was totally responsible for its own information […]

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Meet us at Teradata Partners 2012 in Washington DC

A data warehouse that is ready for business in 90 days? A Teradata Logical Data Model (LDM) that can adapt to change in hours or days? If you are a data warehousing or business professional you likely value the performance and scalability of the Teradata platform family, but wish you could unlock that value more […]

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Ongoing Problem of BI/DW Adoption

Give the people what they want

I came across an article that discusses improving data warehouse adoption among end users.  While the four steps that are mentioned sound reasonable, there’s one important piece that’s missing.  From the very beginning, the data warehouse should be designed and built in collaboration with business users with ongoing engagement throughout the development process.  That means […]

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Bill Hewitt discussing the Kalido/Oracle partnership at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

Last week we participated in Oracle OpenWorld 2012. Check out this video from the show that features our CEO, Bill Hewitt discussing the Kalido/Oracle partnership and how in just one short year, joint customers have been able to dramatically improve data warehouse performance and value.

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Why some Data Quality and MDM tools undermine Data Governance

If you ask most people involved with information management and data governance if they understand data quality you would get a resounding “yes!”  However, the true definition of what constitutes quality data is a very complex and subtle one.  Data that is “high quality” for the purpose of, say, operations may be nearly useless for […]

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