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Assess Before You Leap:
The Value of Assessments

Apr 25, 2016 in Business Intelligence, Data Architecture, Data Governance, Data Integration, Data Quality, Data Warehousing, General, Master Data Management, Program Management, Tool Selection

By Nancy Couture, Delivery Enablement Lead

As organizations strive to continue responding to market changes and opportunities, there is an increasing need for operational and strategic information to better support the business. Before committing to or starting work on a large Business Intelligence (BI) initiative, which is typically a significant investment, organizations are increasingly recognizing the advantages of conducting a… Read More »

Datasource to Sponsor and Present at Enterprise Data World 2016

Apr 20, 2016 in Press Release

Denver, CO – Datasource Consulting, LLC, a Denver-based consulting firm specializing in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Data Management, announces its sponsorship of the 20th annual Enterprise Data World 2016 (EDW) Conference in April. This will be Datasource’s first time sponsoring the event.

When asked about the sponsorship, Datasource’s COO, Ryan Baca, said, “This is an exciting opportunity for Datasource. EDW… Read More »

Composite Software for Data Virtualization

Mar 21, 2016 in Blog, Business Intelligence, Data Integration, Data Virtualization, Newsletter, Tool Selection

By Roger Geiwitz, Senior Data Integration Architect

Data organizations are increasingly looking to data virtualization as an efficient approach to address many of the data integration challenges they face, providing broader access to departmental data assets in a simpler way than ever.


Composite Software, Cisco’s data virtualization platform, is one of the preferred data virtualization options… Read More »

The Importance of Data Quality in CCAR Compliance

Mar 21, 2016 in BI Automation, Blog, Business Intelligence, Data Quality, Data Warehousing

By Sally McCormack, Data Quality Practice Lead

When Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) was mandated by the Federal Reserve in response to the financial meltdown of 2008, it provided a framework for assessing banking organizations with consolidated assets over $10 billion. Designed to help prevent future turmoil in the financial services industry, this stress testing ensures large institutions are… Read More »

How to Create & Lead Self-Managing Teams

Mar 14, 2016 in Agile, Blog, Business Intelligence, Program Management, Project Management

By Nancy Couture, Delivery Enablement Lead
Self-managing teams are vital in order to be truly successful in agile development. Here’s how to encourage self-managing teams, and the benefits that can be achieved.








Earlier blogs describe the foundational steps that enable agile data warehouse development.

The next focus for setting yourself up for a best in class agile data warehouse environment is to… Read More »

How to Implement a Robust Data Quality Solution

Mar 14, 2016 in Agile, Blog, Business Intelligence, Data Integration, Data Quality, Data Warehousing, Newsletter

By Nancy Couture, Delivery Enablement Lead
Data quality is becoming a key concern for companies who rely on data on a daily basis. Without a purposeful data quality program, information becomes inconsistent and unreliable.

This first series of articles describe foundational steps that enable agile data warehouse development. My prior articles published thus far describe how to:

develop a Business Conceptual model… Read More »

How to Test for a Best-In-Class Agile Data Warehouse Environment

Feb 10, 2016 in Agile, Blog, Data Integration, Data Warehousing, Newsletter, Testing/QA

By Nancy Couture, Delivery Enablement Lead

Having a solid testing strategy and tool set is a foundational part of enabling agile data warehouse development. This article describes an approach that ensures solid testing that can be done efficiently and effectively in an agile development environment.

This is the first in a series of articles that describe foundational steps that enable agile… Read More »

How to Govern BI & Analytics Applications with Traditional Techniques, Part 2

Jan 6, 2016 in Blog, Business Intelligence, Newsletter, Tableau, Tool Selection

Source: 2013-2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms
By: Matt Caton, BI & Analytics Practice Lead

In part one of the two part series, we looked at the shift in the BI and analytics technology market from traditional tools to emerging technologies. We then briefly discussed how the new wave of BI and analytics technology often fails to meet… Read More »

How to Govern BI & Analytics Applications with Traditional Techniques, Part 1

Jan 6, 2016 in Blog, Business Intelligence, Cognos, Newsletter, Tableau, Tool Selection

By Matt Caton, BI & Analytics Practice Lead

Over the last 10 years, the Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics software landscape has experienced two major trends.  The first trend included a number of acquisitions consolidating some of the largest players. 2007 was the peak of this trend starting with Oracle’s purchase of Hyperion ($3.3 B), followed by SAP acquiring Business Objects… Read More »

The Challenge with Agile BI, Part 2: Model-Driven Agile

Jan 6, 2016 in Agile, Blog, Data Architecture, Data Integration, Newsletter

By Dr. Robert Conway, Founder and Principal Consultant at Information Engineering Associates

In the previous article, The Challenge with Agile, Part 1, the point was made that many Agile initiatives perceive data modeling and architecture compliance as time-consuming activities incompatible with agile development. The jeopardy of disregarding modeling/architecture is a portfolio of dis-integrated point solutions that proliferates redundant, semantically inconsistent… Read More »

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