BI This Week 3/14 Newsletter

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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How to Sell a Data Quality Project

Gian Di Loreto, Ph.D.

It’s a tough time to cost-justify BI projects and get buy-in from upper management. Here’s how to get your data quality project approved.

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The BI Revolution: Cloud BI Progress and Pitfalls

Brian Gentile

With so much written about cloud and BI in the last year, it would seem the intersection of these two hot IT trends must be a winner — but is it?

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Roambi BI: Right Place, Right Time

Stephen Swoyer

Is MeLLmo playing a dangerous game? Its Roambi mobile BI software runs only on Apple’s iOS devices such as iPhones and iPods. It might seem like a recipe for stagnation or a drop-dead savvy strategy.

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Join us on March 22, 2012 for the webinar “Building Agile Data Warehouses” with Ralph Hughes. Register now and receive two free chapters from Ralph’s book “Agile Data Warehousing.”

Learn how to:
• Accelerate BI/DW development by two to four times while increasing deliverable quality.
• Realize business value from your data warehouse in less time and with fewer resources.

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Making Sense of Big Data and Big Data Analytics

Speaker: Colin White

March
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Big data challenges involve not only the task of harnessing and managing big volumes of data stemming from a host of traditional as well as new types of data, but also trying to meaningfully make sense of big data by leveraging analytics tools and applications that are best suited and optimized for big data volumes and workloads.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Is Your Approach to Modeling MDM Fixed or Flexible? How to Evaluate the Cost vs. Benefits of Prepackaged vs. Model-driven MDM

Fundamentally, there are two different approaches to modeling MDM: (1) prepackaged and (2) business-model driven. Each approach determines if the data model is fixed or flexible, Web services are pre-generated or dynamically generated, and user interfaces are pre-defined or user-defined.

Speaker: David Loshin

March
20
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Operational Analytics: Empowering Business Analytics and Decisions in Motion

“Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.” Operational analytics works the same way. Analyze what’s happening historically and in the moment for all the day-to-day activities of your business.

Speaker: Barry Devlin

March
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With multiplying data volumes and complexity, limited resources, and new technologies, it can be hard to gauge whether your business intelligence (BI) program is on the right track to meet changing business objectives. Does your team have the skills and knowledge it needs to make the most of your information assets? Is your BI program scalable and flexible, and is it headed in the right direction?

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April 23-26, 2012

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All Analytics Weekly Newsletter 3/13/12

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Channeling the Jetsons for Smart Decision-Making
The new-breed decision management system can be rather complicated, combining and applying predictive analytics, optimization, and intelligent business rules so that organizations can make smart business choices.
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Ariella Brown
Forecasting Business Data From Weather Analytics
Paul Walsh, a former Air Force meteorologist, has spent the past 14 years giving advice on business decisions that take weather into account. Since August 2011, he’s been doing so as vice president of weather analytics at The Weather Channel, where he’s tasked with showing companies how they can use weather data to target their advertising more effectively.
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Collect Data With a Purpose
Last week, I blogged about filling out an electronic survey in order to get Internet access at the San Francisco International Airport. One AllAnalytics.com community member asked why I hadnt just watched a sponsor video, another option offered for Internet access, since it would have taken less time than the survey.
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Paul Korzeniowski
Scale Up With HPC for Best Analytics Support
More, more, more: Firms are expanding their analytics functions, collecting additional information, and therefore needing more processing power. Scaling up their datacenter infrastructures via high-performance computing (HPC) offers businesses several benefits. Here I’m going to look at how HPC compares specifically to the much-talked-about “scale-out” option offered by cloud and hosting providers.
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Why Scale-Out Computing Rocks for Analytics
When analytics problems get large, becoming CPU intensive and/or data intensive, you have two basic methods for building the underlying infrastructure: scale up or scale out.
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Transparency & Accuracy: Goals for Data You Share
Everybody wants my data. They want yours, too.
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John Barnes
Sometimes You Can Learn From a Distraction
If you Google “writing or constructing and multiple choice,” you’ll find somewhat more than 10,000 different articles about multiple choice exams and surveys in English on the Web. Nearly all of the advice will be about the question (short, clear, unambiguous) and the right answers (clearly right, without complicated conjunction structures, phrased positively). The distractors — those wrong choices that make up the majority of the answers — are supposed to be “plausible,” meaning only that they should look like right answers to students who don’t know anything.
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Shawn Hessinger
Big Box Uses Twitter Data for Crisis Management
One hundred and forty characters seems like a small amount of data, but its enough information to save or sabotage a brand, depending on how its managed. That’s why one big-box store has begun mining Twitter, project team members said at Predictive Analytics World this week in San Francisco.
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Beth Schultz
Get Your Superhero On
Who doesn’t like recognition for a job well done? Private praise is great, and public acknowledgment is even better.
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Louis Watson
Predicting Linsanity
If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. The city of big lights, the city that never sleeps. Yes, I’m talking about the city of New York, where the rise of NBA phenomenon Jeremy Lin as starting Taiwanese-American point guard for the New York Knicks has taken aback even those here who seemingly have seen it all.
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Marshall Sponder
Avoid Dead Ends in Social Analytics Roadmaps
Charting a social media analytics roadmap requires lots of up-front planning if you want to arrive at the right destination, as I discussed in my blog, . It also requires understanding what to include and not to include.
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Beth Schultz
It Pays to Get a Master’s in Analytics
In a recent Point/Counterpoint debate, AllAnalytics.com community members took to the message boards with their thoughts on which was the better pursuit: an analytics Master’s degree, or an analytics-embued MBA.
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Beth Schultz
Grocers Getting to Know You
The local grocery chains in my vicinity must have a heck of a time trying to get a bead on my purchasing patterns. My shopping behavior probably seems pretty dang random.
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Tom Reamy
What to Do With Expertise Analysis
In a previous post, I introduced the idea of expertise analysis and how it works. But what do you do with that expertise characterization?
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Shawn Hessinger
Predicting Influence New Focus in Predictive Analytics
Imagine you work for a popular magazine. Your job is to retain subscribers. Your gut tells you sending out marketing materials to customers as their subscriptions run out is a good idea, but is it?
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Sandra Gittlen
Narrowing the Business-IT Gap
As most of you know by now, I tend to come at the business intelligence discussion from the technology angle. Having been in the IT industry for nearly two decades now (wow, cant believe its been that long), Im still stunned when I spy disconnects between business goals and infrastructure capabilities. BI is often the victim of such a chasm.
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Demystifying Social Media Analytics for HospitalityThis month the Analytic Hospitality Executive blog is all about social media. Being the data lovers and analytics geeks that we are, we are particularly interested in social media not as a marketing tool, but rather as a new and exciting source of data that can be leveraged across the enterprise to augment and enhance your existing analytics efforts.
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Under the Hadoop Hood

The SAS/ACCESS Interface to Hadoop offers seamless and transparent data access to Hadoop via HiveDB. SAS users access Hive tables as if they were native SAS data sets. Analytic or data processes can be performed using SAS tools while optimizing run-time execution using the appropriate Hadoop or SAS environment.
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What Are Operational Analytics? Webinar 3/27/12 12:00EST

“Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.” Operational analytics works the same way. Analyze what’s happening historically and in the moment for all the day-to-day activities of your business. Make the best possible decision in every individual interaction with customers and prospects, partners and suppliers. The gain from each improved transaction may be small but when multiplied by the number of such transactions, the overall benefit is substantial.

In this live Webinar, Operational Analytics: Empowering Business Analytics and Decisions in Motion, Dr. Barry Devlin describes what operational analytics can do for your business, the technological approaches required to build it, and the organizational considerations for its implementation.

What you will learn:

  • About operational analytics and how it differs from traditional BI
  • Examples of successful operational analytics projects
  • Technology and tools used to deliver operational analytics
  • Hints and tips for a winning implementation in your organization

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BI This Week: 3/7 Newsletter

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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BI Experts: Why Predictive Analytics Will Continue to Grow

Mike Schiff

If your organization isn’t benefiting from data mining and predictive analytics, consider using them now. We explore why these technologies are increasingly popular with enterprises of all sizes.

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The Three Core Activities of MDM

Philip Russom

The first of a three-part sneak peek at the latest TDWI Best Practices Report, “Next Generation Master Data Management,” to be published in April. The report helps user organizations understand MDM life-cycle stages so they can better plan and manage them.

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Are Data Integration Vendors Responding to Pricing Concerns?

Stephen Swoyer

Users tend to dislike their data integration (DI) tools for their high cost. Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for DI tools shows that three vendors most stung by pricing criticisms are making an effort to address pricing concerns. Will it result in meaningful savings for most users?

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Q&A: Applying Semantics to Data Management

Linda Briggs

Editor’s Note: Due to a production error, some readers may not have been able to access the Q&A in last week’s issue.

“If users are able to locate, query, and visualize their data far more easily, they are suddenly in control,” says Sean Martin of Cambridge Semantics. He uses the term “operational intelligence” to refer to new uses of data that can drive day-to-day operational decisions.

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With multiplying data volumes and complexity, limited resources, and new technologies, it can be hard to gauge whether your business intelligence (BI) program is on the right track to meet changing business objectives. Does your team have the skills and knowledge it needs to make the most of your information assets? Is your BI program scalable and flexible, and is it headed in the right direction?

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BI Solutions and Strategies for Mid-Sized Companies

Speaker: Nancy Williams

March
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Mid-sized companies are increasingly interested in acquiring new business intelligence capabilities because they spend most of their time looking for data rather than using it. Many still use slow, manually intensive, spreadsheet-based approaches to obtaining and using information.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Making Sense of Big Data and Big Data Analytics

Big data challenges involve not only the task of harnessing and managing big volumes of data stemming from a host of traditional as well as new types of data, but also trying to meaningfully make sense of big data by leveraging analytics tools and applications that are best suited and optimized for big data volumes and workloads.

Speaker: Colin White

March
15
9:00AM PT

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Is Your Approach to Modeling MDM Fixed or Flexible? How to Evaluate the Cost vs. Benefits of Prepackaged vs. Model-driven MDM

Fundamentally, there are two different approaches to modeling MDM: (1) prepackaged and (2) business-model driven. Each approach determines if the data model is fixed or flexible, Web services are pre-generated or dynamically generated, and user interfaces are pre-defined or user-defined.

Speaker: David Loshin

March
20
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TDWI Seminar Series in Washington, DC: April 23-26, 2012

Strengthen your understanding of BI and DW at TDWI’s Washington, DC Seminar. These courses are designed to take you from basic BI/DW concepts and principles to expanded essentials such as data modeling and metrics. New and returning students will find that these courses provide the building blocks that are key to understanding the rest of this dynamic field of information technology.

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March 19-22, 2012

TDWI Seminar Series: Data Modeling

Austin, TX

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Managing Business Value of IT: A CIO Analytics Whitepaper

Rapid changes in global economic conditions, and quicker obsolescence of offerings, are putting tremendous pressure on companies to provide adaptable business services to succeed in the markets. Information technology (IT) plays a key role in delivering these business services.

In this paper, CIO Analytics: Managing Business Value of IT, learn about a visual framework for building a platform to measure, plan, and optimize the business value of IT using a service-oriented IT delivery model.

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Unleash Business Analytics Across the Enterprise: Whitepapers

Enhance your understanding of the tools and methods that are central to today’s emerging technologies in data integration, data warehousing (DW), and business intelligence (BI) with these papers from TDWI.

  • 5 Common Myths about Mobile BI Debunked: In spite of the abounding myths, mobile BI doesn’t have to be expensive, hard to implement, or difficult to use. Discover how to achieve low total cost and rapid ROI for mobile BI, while empowering your mobile users with the ability to access and interact with timely and complete corporate information from any smartphone or tablet.
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Creating the Foundation for Business Intelligence Success: Webcast 3/13/12 14:00EST

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Creating the Foundation for BI Success
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 • 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
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Join Insurance & Technology and NIIT Technologies for this free, one-hour Webcast to learn about:

  • The biggest data-related challenges currently facing insurance companies
  • Critical factors to consider for BI project success
  • How to leverage prior BI tools investments

Webinar participants will learn about Acumen, a data model specifically pre-built for insurance companies with more than 200 insurance metrics and KPIs, and more than 300 insurance attributes, auditability with data lineage to source, and insurance calculation engine.

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TDWI’s Best of BI – 2011 in Review

TDWI's Best of Business Intelligence: A Year in Review
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2011 in Review: From Tablets to Takeovers

2011 saw the emergence of social media as one of several forces fundamentally transforming business intelligence (BI). Prepare yourself for the future of BI. TDWI’s Best of Business Intelligence: A Year in Review offers:

  • Analysis of notable BI and DW trends, including social BI and the success of tablets and mobile devices
  • TDWI articles and Best Practices Report excerpts, covering cloud BI strategy, agile requirements gathering, working with data analysts, and much more
  • A look at the future of BI and DW from Philip Russom and David Stodder in “2012 Forecast: The Evolution of Big Data Analytics and the Future of Business Intelligence”

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Target Has You in Its Bullseye
Years ago, with three daughters under the age of two, heading to Target for a diaper run was as much a part of my life as brushing my teeth and taking a shower. Inevitably the diapers were but one of umpteen other items that ended up in my shopping cart on each venture out.
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Watch this Webinar and demo on how to approach and apply high-performance analytics for accurate insights and precise results. You’ll learn how high-performance analytics surpasses traditional computing and see a demonstration of how you can apply them to draw instant benefits from any data – including big data – for a competitive advantage.

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Tom Sattler
Metrics Make the Merchant
When I returned home for winter break after my first semester of college, my dad asked me what I learned. Imagine his surprise when I grabbed three tennis balls and started juggling them in the kitchen.
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Beth Schultz
To Code or Point & Click: The BI Dilemma
Point and click or code?
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Mobile BI Continues to Grow
As mobile business intelligence capability becomes standard fare on smartphones and tablets, its use continues to grow. Mobile BI is among 14 capabilities defining standard BI platforms today, said Gartner in the “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence” report it released earlier this month.
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Beth Schultz
Relative Value Opens Gateway to Better Profitability
As wonderful as the concept may be, customer lifetime value often ends up as a theoretical premise, rather than practical reality, at the companies striving to understand and act on such a measurement.
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Shawn Hessinger
Five Tips for Tackling Social Media Measurement
Businesses and organizations wishing to gain insight from social media face an ever-changing landscape and many challenges. No one technique, approach, or tool fulfills all the requirements.
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Steve Williams
Don’t Rule Out an Enterprise BI Standard
The question for most business intelligence professionals isnt whether or not they should have a standardized, enterprise-wide analytics program, but rather how to get to this state. Many companies, when dealing with myriad sources of individually managed data and analytics tools, get overwhelmed with the process of trying to consolidate into a single version of the truth.
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Matthew Brodsky
Don’t Bother With an Enterprise BI Standard
The consultants are at it again. Of course, they aren’t the only ones pushing for enterprisewide standards for analytics. But they are the ones who produce whitepaper after whitepaper on the topic and go on the record advocating such things as an analytics Center of Expertise (COE), as Deloitte does in this piece.
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Shawn Hessinger
Research Shows SMBs Adding BI, Moving to Cloud
US small and midsized businesses want more business intelligence and show an increasing preference for using cloud BI services. In fact, the number of SMBs using BI will more than double over the next year, the research and consulting firm Techaisle said in a new study, Business Intelligence Adoption and Trends Among SMBs.
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John Barnes
Understanding Comes With Normalized Medians
In coaching a group of smart but unschooled people through solving a problem with normalized median graphs, I learned much about the intersection between analytics and other functions like reporting data, perceiving patterns, presenting results, and setting policy.
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Shawn Hessinger
Data.gov Offers Up Business-Oriented Datasets, Apps & Tools
The federal government recently boosted its Data.gov repository with a business subsection, Business.Data.gov, aimed at helping businesses become more innovative and stimulating job growth by providing them access to an array of datasets, applications, and tools. The business section became available earlier this year.
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Maryam Donnelly
Don’t Let Abandoned Carts Slip Away
Lifecycle emails can increase the effectiveness and value of many marketing campaigns, as I blogged about in my recent post, . But one particular type of email is demonstrating incredible results in the lifecycle story: remarketing efforts after online shopping cart abandonment.
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Pierre DeBois
How Sears Could Benefit From Good Old Analytics
I have been thinking recently about the decision Sears Holdings announced late last year to close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores in response to poor sales.
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Italy’s DIY Leader Is Saying ‘Buon Giorno!’ to Marketing Analytics
Whether the goal is decorating a baby’s room or building a man cave, do-it-yourselfers are alive and well and buying lumber and other home improvement products from big box retailers across the globe.
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Julie Lockner
High-Performance, Big Data Analytics Takes a Certain Understanding
In a recent Enterprise Strategy Group study, we asked participants to identify the biggest drivers for deploying a new data analytics platform for big data requirements and to tell us the greatest benefits they expected to realize as a result.
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Mark Troester
Privacy Bargain & Big Data SecurityI recently presented a session on big data at the 13th Annual Privacy and Security Conference hosted by the Province of British Columbia and held in Victoria. There were a number of interesting discussions and presentations that related to privacy and security ramifications of big data.
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Gary Cokins
The Academy Awards & Business Analytics

A year ago, I wrote a similar blog to this one, based on my finding the acceptance speeches at Hollywoods Academy Awards to be inspirational. The speeches I enjoy most are Oscar recipients who thank the teams that contributed to their receiving the award. Success comes much more from teams than from an individuals performance. This is my update for the 2012 nominees.
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