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  Online News published in DM Direct Newsletter
August 15, 1999 Issue
  By Rachel Rasmussen

Courses Offered By Compuware Focus on Data Warehouse Implementation

Compuware Corporation has launched four new classes surrounding data warehousing implementation and principles. The courses are offered at the Columbus, Ohio, training facility. Instructors are also available to be brought to individual sites for customized training as needed. The classes are offered on a demand schedule, and each class is either a one-day or two-day course. The instructors are experts in business intelligence and offer their years of experience to their students. The classes offered include:

  • Introduction to Data Warehousing Concepts
    This one-day class is designed to help participants understand the benefits and issues surrounding data warehousing. This class is geared toward companies considering data warehousing for the first time.
  • The Basics of Gathering User Requirements
    This one-day class will present proven guidelines for working with users to develop clear and concise business requirements. It will feature tips and techniques for gathering, articulation, documentation and validation of business requirements for developing data warehouse systems.
  • Advanced User Requirements Gathering Techniques:
    A Tactical Workshop This one-day workshop goes beyond the dynamics of basic user requirements. This workshop provides the student with templates, sample documentation and techniques for ongoing requirements validation throughout the lifecycle of the data warehouse project.
  • DW Application Development Workshop
    This two-day workshop describes the overall process of data warehouse implementation and how it differs from the standard system development lifecycle. It details standard data warehousing components, including processes, technologies and skill sets.

For more information about the classes offered by Compuware, contact Timothy Raab, business business manager; Melinda Rogers, senior business intelligence project manager; or Celeste Roberts, senior business intelligence business analyst at (614) 847-8212.

DM Review Magazine and Hewlett-Packard Present Business Intelligence LIVE, a Series of Online Events

Business Intelligence LIVE is a special Web cast series spotlighting high-profile industry leaders who can help industry professionals become the next on-line success. Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and co-sponsored by DM Review magazine, Business Intelligence LIVE is a front-row seat to experts' views of the rapidly evolving world of data warehousing and management.

This month's interactive Web cast features special guest speaker Colin White. White and Business Intelligence LIVE's host, Richard Hart, will be discussing e-business information portals. Participants can learn how information portals are changing the face of data warehousing and business intelligence, making decision making more effective than ever.

The series will also broadcast live from the DCI Data Warehouse World Expo on September 1, 1999, in New York. Claudia Imhoff, president of Intelligent Solutions, and Mary Kelley, president of Digital Worldwide, will discuss customer relationship management - the hype versus the reality. Imhoff and Kelley will talk about the technology and real-world implementation strategies it takes to make CRM an effective business tool.

For more information, or to register for Business Intelligence LIVE, visit http://www.hp.com/go/live/.

Inaugural Microsoft SQL Server Conference Announces Curriculum and Keynotes

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) invites DBAs, application developers, system administrators and IT managers to its inaugural conference and expo, COMPASS '99 - the first-ever user-run conference focused exclusively on Microsoft SQL Server. The conference is being held September 29 - October 2, 1999, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

COMPASS '99 will offer more than 75 sessions within five key tracks including data warehousing in a SQL Server environment, Web-based solutions, Microsoft SQL Server for managers, distributed application development and managing the SQL Server infrastructure. Examples of scheduled COMPASS '99 track sessions include "An Affordable Data Warehouse Solution," "XML and SQL Server 7.0: An Introduction," "Reducing TCO with Remote Database Administration," "Using DTS for WorkFlow and Batch Processing," and "Using SQL Server 7.0 Backup and Recovery Facilities."

Keynote speakers for COMPASS '99 include Paul Flessner, general manger for Microsoft SQL Server; Jim Gray, senior researcher at Microsoft; and Russell M. Artzt, executive vice president of research and development at Computer Associates, Inc.

For more information on the COMPASS '99 conference and expo, or to register online, visit the PASS Web site at http://www.sqlpass.org/, or contact PASS headquarters at (312) 527-6742 or at passhq@sqlpass.org.


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Rachel Rasmussen was a Web Editor of DMReview.com.

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