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In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making
Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the

data analysis and decision making  frustration.” For example, self-reported data from customers is not necessarily of consistent accuracy, so analysis of it may not yield useful insights. To what extent are the metrics used in decision-making (operational and management) standardised throughout your organisation? Another issue is that of metrics. Historically, at most companies different units have developed their own metrics suited to their specific functions. Meaningful data aggregation, though, requires a common set of definitions.

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Distilling Data: The Importance of Data Quality in Business Intelligence


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data analysis and decision making  emphasize the quality of data that is used for analysis and subsequent decision making. As data captured from a multitude of sources makes its way to an enterprise data warehouse or data marts, a data quality framework creates a screening process that measures the purity of the data and corrects any inconsistencies found. This article walks the reader through a typical data quality strategy by illustrating, through examples, how and where quality issues occur, and the approaches available to inhibit the Read More

The ASP Decision


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Role of In-memory Analytics in Big Data Analysis


Organizations today need to handle and manage increasingly large volumes of data in various formats and coming from disparate sources. Though the benefits to be gained from analysis of such big data are immense, so are the inherent challenges, including need for rapid analysis. In his article, TEC BI analyst Jorge García discusses how in-memory analytics helps address these challenges and reap the benefits hidden in big data.

data analysis and decision making  In-memory Analytics in Big Data Analysis In a previous article , I discussed big data and the need for a big data solution to handle, manage, and derive valuable insight from large volumes of data in various formats and coming from disparate sources. Here I discuss the role that in-memory technologies plays in big data analysis and the potential of this technology to change the business intelligence (BI) landscape and the industry technology space. But first we need to understand the basics.   A Basic Read More

The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making


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data analysis and decision making  offices and into centralized data centers. Also, the handbook does not contain a detailed analysis of any technology. To compensate for this, the handbook includes an extensive bibliography. In addition, the body of the handbook does not discuss any vendor or any products or services. The Appendix to the handbook, however, contains material supplied by the majority of the leading application delivery vendors. To allow IT organizations to compare their situation to those of other IT organizations, this Read More

Don't Be Overwhelmed by Big Data


Big Data. The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is abuzz with those two words. And while it’s understandable that the CPG world is excited by the prospect of more data that can be used to better understand the who, what, why, and when of consumer purchasing behavior, it’s critical CPG organizations pause and ask themselves, “Are we providing retail and executive team members with “quality” data, and is the data getting to the right people at the right time? Big Data can be a Big Deal - read this white paper for some useful tips on ensuring secure, quality data acquisition and management.

data analysis and decision making  Be Overwhelmed by Big Data Big Data. The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is abuzz with those two words. And while it’s understandable that the CPG world is excited by the prospect of more data that can be used to better understand the who, what, why, and when of consumer purchasing behavior, it’s critical CPG organizations pause and ask themselves, “Are we providing retail and executive team members with “quality” data, and is the data getting to the right people at the right time? Big Read More

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Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data 2013


The world of Big Data is maturing at a dramatic pace and supporting many of the project activities, information users and financial sponsors that were once the domain of traditional structured data management projects. Research conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and 9sight Consulting makes a clear case for the maturation of Big Data as a critical approach for innovative companies. The survey went beyond simple questions of strategy, adoption, and use to explore why and how companies are utilizing Big Data. Download the report and get all the results.

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2013 Big Data Opportunities Survey


While big companies such as Google, Facebook, eBay, and Yahoo! were the first to harness the analytic power of big data, organizations of all sizes and industry groups are now leveraging big data. A survey of 304 data managers and professionals was conducted by Unisphere Research in April 2013 to assess the enterprise big data landscape, the types of big data initiatives being invested in by companies today, and big data challenges. Read this report for survey responses and a discussion of the results.

data analysis and decision making  Big Data Opportunities Survey While big companies such as Google, Facebook, eBay, and Yahoo! were the first to harness the analytic power of big data, organizations of all sizes and industry groups are now leveraging big data. A survey of 304 data managers and professionals was conducted by Unisphere Research in April 2013 to assess the enterprise big data landscape, the types of big data initiatives being invested in by companies today, and big data challenges. Read this report for survey responses Read More

Data Warehouse vs. Data Mart-Approaches to Implementing a Data Integration Solution


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Managing Small Data Centers: A Short Guide to Running Secure and Resilient Data Centers for Mid-sized Businesses


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