Agenda Politics -- Information Shifts The Balance Of Policy And Influence In Any Organization

JameskobielusBy James Kobielus

Yes, like anyone who got a liberal arts degree (me: B.A., Economics), I had to take Political Science 101. And like anyone who sat and thought about what exactly politics is, I soon realized that it's anything but a science. Some call it the "art of the possible," and that strikes me as exactly right.

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Meet One-On-One With Forrester Analysts At Our Business & Technology Leadership Forum 2008

Consistently rated as one of the most popular features of Forrester Events, one-on-one meetings give you the opportunity to discuss the unique technology issues facing your organization with Forrester analysts. Business & Technology Leadership Forum attendees may schedule up to two 20-minute one-on-one meetings with the Forrester analysts of their choice, depending on availability. Registered attendees will be able to schedule one-on-one meetings starting on Monday September 15, 2008. Book early!

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Federation Supplements The Data Warehouse - Not Either/Or, Never Was

JameskobielusBy James Kobielus

Few enterprise data warehousing (EDW) professionals regard the key rival approach--data federation--to be a best practice. Usually, the reasons for this disdain are valid, such as the fact that federated environments are not optimized for heavy-hitting data matching, merging, transformation and cleansing, all of which are essential functions to deliver a "single version of the truth" for business intelligence (BI).

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The New Paradigm Of In-Database Cloud Analytics, And Google’s Role As Catalyst

JameskobielusBy James Kobielus

Dreams do come true sometimes. Or, at the very least, they may start to feel less like dreams than intuitions that ripened a bit earlier in the dreamer's mind than in the world in which he or she may live.

The dream of a global analytics cloud - aka "data warehousing (DW) in the cloud," "DW 2.0," "DW as a Service" - is continuing to materialize, as evidenced by a steady stream of important industry developments. Perhaps "cloud" is the wrong metaphor, considering that this vision is more of an expanding hypersphere of deep data that, through its massive gravitation, pulls an ever-growing nebula of complex computational challenges into its orbit.

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