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Essential Thinking for BI Requirements


In a recent TDWI interview, Jonathan Geiger, executive VP of Intelligent Solutions Inc, discussed how to improve the process of requirements gathering for BI projects. Several things immediately stood out from the interview as his suggestions were quite consistent with the methodology and technology at Kalido. Here are three examples: Listen when the business user […]

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Data Warehouse Survey Update


It’s the end of October now which means that the autumn trade show season is drawing to a close. This year we sponsored and exhibited at the TDWI World Conference in San Diego (and in Chicago earlier in the year), and the Teradata PARTNERS Conference in Nashville. Once again we gathered survey responses in our […]

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Building the Data Warehouse Semantic Layer


Kimball Group puts out some fantastic design tips, and one I especially liked in the last year was one from Joy Mundy (Design Tip #158 Making Sense of the Semantic Layer).  The arrival of this in my inbox was extremely timely because I was at the time involved in a disagreement with a BI consultant […]

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The Agile BI Ship Has Sailed – are you on a Tanker or a Jet Boat?


Slow to change direction, or the ultimate in turning on a dime?

I recently took a very touristy outing in Boston when we went on the “Codzilla” boat ride in Boston Harbor. On a hot day, it is great. The boat goes out of the harbor, gains speed, and then tries to get everyone wet by turning sharply and quickly, stopping short and diving forward, and generally […]

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Breaking through the wall – a race won before it even starts


“Breaking through the wall,” the metaphor used by runners to describe the moment when they break the shackles of fatigue and their practice and determination pay-off, seems apropos as my “fitter” Magnitude Software colleagues recently tackled the London and Brighton Marathons. Congratulations to our runners and their amazing achievement! While I bow to their tenacious […]

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