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Brian Roger's Blog – April 2009 Archive (5)

#7: Here's a thought...

An occasional series in which a review of recent posts on SmartData Collective reveals the following nuggets:



First, the decision

The first step is to focus BI and dashboard development on decisions, and this means identifying the decisions that your users must make, the questions to which they need answers, and then focusing on these like a laser. Data quality, data integration, timeliness should all be driven by the decision’s needs. This can be a challenge for… Continue

Added by Brian Roger on April 27, 2009 at 12:51pm — No Comments

#6: Here’s a thought…

An occasional series in which a review of recent posts on SmartData Collective reveals the following nuggets:



Trend analysis

Trend analysis in a multidimensional environment is simply using time as one of the dimensions that you are slicing and dicing your measures by. If you want to extrapolate from data, albeit in a visual (and possibly non-rigorous manner) to estimate future figures, then often a simple graph will suffice (something that virtually all BI tools will… Continue

Added by Brian Roger on April 19, 2009 at 8:31pm — No Comments

#5: Here's a thought...

An occasional series in which a review of recent posts on SmartData Collective reveals the following nuggets:



The right feedback

Often today, in our information saturated world, the problem isn't getting feedback, but instead getting feedback in a way that it can be aggregated, managed and responded to in a reasonable fashion. Many of the current methods like email, forums, focus groups and forums simply don't meet the needs effectively. Either the cost is too high, it's… Continue

Added by Brian Roger on April 12, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

We're Looking for a Few Good Bloggers for SmartData Collective

The Smart Data Collective is the Data-Driven Enterprise Community. Discuss business intelligence, data mining, data warehousing, enterprise data, e-gov, data integration, CRM, predictive analytics, risk management, and anything else data-related!



If you have a blog already, join smartdatacollective.com as a member and featured blogger (which, I hasten to add, involves no additional work on your… Continue

Added by Brian Roger on April 5, 2009 at 10:18pm — No Comments

#4: Here's a thought...

An occasional series in which a review of recent posts on SmartData Collective reveals the following nuggets:



The future is now

If economic conditions improve in 2010, then the amount saved by releasing an employee may only be $50-100K by the time all the layoff costs are incurred. How can you put a price on replacing the inherent business knowledge of that staff member when you re-hire a replacement? It may take another year or two to get the replacement up-to-speed, and… Continue

Added by Brian Roger on April 5, 2009 at 12:11pm — No Comments

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