Enterprise

Best Practices for Data Quality
Tech Level: For All
Friday 9:15 - 12:00
Keith Isom, Information Builders
This super-session consolidates the academic, technical, and commercial discussion on the concept of data quality and its definition, measurement, and valuation. Specific topics include domain choice, codes and location reference data sets, repair, normalization, identity resolution, and sampling versus whole-set processing. The goal is to list the common decision points and typical choices, some of which are recognized best practices. Using Data Quality Server as a data quality tool-set and Omni-Gen as a master data framework, these critical concepts, choices, and recommendations will be demonstrated live.
Dashboards and Applications: Best Practices From Planning to Deployment
Tech Level: For All
Friday 9:15 - 12:00
Kevin Kratzer, Information Builders
Ben Naphtali, Information Builders
Mark Winslow, Information Builders
Do you create dashboards? How about analytical applications? Do you look at a project before it starts and wonder, "Where do I start and what are the things I should consider?" Come to this session, where we will discuss best practices around dashboards and analytical application design through implementation. You'll leave with an understanding of how to design analytical assets that deliver valuable insights and drive user adoption, all while ensuring the security of the data. We will cover topics such as the use of demographic data and maps in dashboards and applications. We will also look into some of the design elements that help drive user adoption and make insights easy to identify. We will discuss the importance of data staging, when to do it, and when to go after more current/real-time data. Finally, no application can be deployed to the masses without considering and implementing the security behind it. Get an understanding of what security considerations should be address in the planning stage as well as practical implementation best practices to ensure the security of the data you are using.
Introduction to Information Builders Cloud
Tech Level: For All
Tuesday 3:45 - 4:45
Daniel Ortolani, Information Builders
Mark Nesson, Information Builders
If your company is considering a move to the cloud, this is the session for you! This session will introduce attendees to Information Builders Cloud and its associated services. Attendees will learn both foundational cloud concepts and terminology, as well as a detailed review of the AWS-based Information Builders Cloud architecture. Also included in this session will be a live walk-through of Information Builders Cloud provisioning and automated configuration.
Optimizing Your Enterprise: Performance and Scalability
Tech Level: Advanced
Friday 9:15 - 12:00
Mark Nesson, Information Builders
WebFOCUS interacts with countless systems and databases, and is the most scalable in the industry. This extended session will walk you through the best practices needed to tune and scale WebFOCUS with optimal configuration and performance. Different platforms will be covered, including LINUX, Windows, and UNIX. Join us to see how to identify bottlenecks in your environment and put WebFOCUS in high gear! Bring your concerns so they can be discussed.