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Data Governance as a One-Time Effort?

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Jake Freivald | February 04, 2011

Loraine Lawson at ITBusinessEdge caught my eye with a post called, "Data Governance in Silos? Bad Idea." I love the title. We have to constantly fight the idea that data cleansing is something that happens on the way to the data warehouse -- it's better to create a data quality firewall and prevent...

20/20 Vision and Strategic Differentiation

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Jake Freivald | February 03, 2011

“20/20 vision” is nominal performance for human sight: Some people are better, some worse, but most people are pretty close – and when we say someone has 20/20 vision, we usually mean they see pretty well. Unfortunately, “20/20” is also nominal performance for businesses’ use of information, and it...

A Business Perspective on MDM and Process Integration

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Jake Freivald | February 02, 2011

Recently, right before we launched the blog, SearchDataManagement editor Mark Brunelli published an interview of Forrester Research’s Rob Karel titled, “Expect a greater focus on MDM and business process alignment in 2011.” In one of the best bits, Karel said, “[There’s] this mismatch, this chasm...

Let's Talk About Making Your Systems Talk

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Jake Freivald | February 02, 2011

When non-technical people ask me what Information Builders does, I tell them we make systems talk. When systems talk to each other, that’s integration, or our iWay Software product line; when they talk to people, that’s business intelligence and analytics, or our WebFOCUS product line. (That’s an...

Behemoths and "Business-Driven"

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Jake Freivald | February 02, 2011

Over at InformationWeek, Bob Evans tells us about the slug-fest between IBM and Oracle for dominance in the "most-powerful systems on the planet" market. [W]hat Oracle and IBM are engaged in is a very fundamental transformation of the value proposition and structure of the IT-industry business...

Quick Doesn't Have To Mean Dirty

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Jake Freivald | February 02, 2011

BI software providers always talk about how fast their implementation times are, how fresh their data is, and how swiftly you can get value from their projects: Everything’s fast fast fast. I talk like that, too, and those things are really important. But I don’t care how fast answers are if they’...

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The Mobile BI Revolution

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Jake Freivald | February 02, 2011

It’s coming, we’re told. Huge numbers of executives are getting iPads. Everyone already has a Blackberry, iPhone, or Droid. They expect to be able to do BI on those platforms. I couldn’t agree more. But here are two things to consider, based on things we’ve seen since “small computers” were the...