Archive for February, 2011

Great article on Business Week site… http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/feb2011/ca2011023_063316.htm?campaign_id=yhoo 

Uncertainty… To mitigate uncertainty you need insight into the marketplace, your business, customer behavior, economics, supply chain, etc etc etc. Where do you get that insight?? From the data sources within your company and from data outside your company. How do you analyze it?? With good data warehousing solutions, good data models and business intelligence / business analytics tools. Will this get you ALL the answers you need?? NO, but it’s far better to do your analysis and make as many decisions as you can based on facts, analytics, trends, scorecards, dashboards, performance, predictive modeling, than it is to rely on gut feel, intuition, or that arrogant word, experience. Data warehousing and analytics are seeing a huge surge for this very reason – to take as much uncertainty out of the equation as possible and base decisions on facts and analytics rather than gut feel. See more here… http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/data-warehousing/.


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No writing today, just  sharing a nice article on InformationWeek… http://www.informationweek.com/news/global-cio/interviews/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=229201238

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