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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business Intelligence: The IBM Solution: Data Warehousing and OLAP

Data warehousing and data mining allow decision-makers to leverage information and organizational knowledge to gain competitive advantage. These pages take a non-intimidating look at IBM's Business Intelligence Applications, in particular the Visual Warehouse and the OLAP Server.

Data Warehouse Design Solutions

The authors of Data Warehouse Design Solutions share their expertise in designing successful data warehouses and concentrate on understanding business processes within a variety of industries.

Building the Operational Data Store, 2nd Edition

In Building the Data Warehouse, 2nd Edition, Inmon provides detailed discussion and analysis of all major issues related to the design and construction of the data warehouse. He shows how data warehouse solves the problem of getting information out of legacy systems and includes new techniques and applications of data warehouse technology.

Decision Support Systems and Intelligent Systems

This book is widely known for its comprehensive treatment of decision support theory and how it is applied. Through four editions, this book has defined the course and set the standard for up-to-date coverage of the latest decision support theories and practices by managers and organizations.

Corporate Information Factory, 2nd Edition

The father of the data warehouse incorporates the latest technologies into his blueprint for integrated decision support systems Having invented the corporate information factory (CIF) to help IT and database managers cut through the jungle of information technologies out there, bestselling author Bill Inmon again teams up with experts Claudia Imhoff and Ryan Sousa to show you how to integrate all key components of the modern information system architecture in a way that meets your evolving business needs.

Decision Support in the Data Warehouse

The title includes a comprehensive survey of tools and technologies available today. This book explores decision support in a data warehousing environment. Focus is on building front-end decision support systems.

The Intranet Data Warehouse: Tools and Techniques for Building an Intranet-Enabled Data Warehouse

Open your data warehouse up to the intranet for faster, more efficient access to information[This book provides the strategies and technical solutions for connecting existing data warehouses to an Intranet, and designing new data warehouses that are Intranet-ready. Numerous case studies and examples are provided to illustrate the tools and techniques described, including CGI, JDBC, CORBA, and ActiveX.

Predictive Data Mining: A Practical Guide

The book begins by exploring the links between "big data"--the data warehouse built up of multiple databases--and traditional statistics. (The authors defend the methods of big data against traditional statistics, which has usually relied on smaller samples. However, they also look at the sources of error in both disciplines.)

SAP R/3 Certification Exam Guide

Page after page, Stewart Miller simplifies SAP, and helps you: Understand every part of the certification process. Save thousands of dollars on courses you don't need, Choose the right track to meet you goals, Plan your study program, Learn the material more quickly and easily, Master the new features of Release 4.0, Practice with hundreds of questions for every test, Apply insider tips on the exams, and put your training to work in the real world.

Data Stores, Data Warehousing and the Zachman Framework: Managing Enterprise Knowledge

The Zachman Framework is a framework to organize and analyze data so it can be turned into a source of knowledge. Here is the first and last word on this hot topic from the inventors of the framework. The text explains how companies can apply this technology to their own data warehouses and stores.

Relational Database Design Clearly Explained

The book shows readers how to construct the SQL statements needed to install well-designed relational databases, and discusses other performance related database design issues, such as indexes and clustering.

Metadata Management for Information Control and Business Success

Defining a new approach to data management at the enterprise level, this book takes you beyond information management to information control, where the methods of data capture and manipulation supersede data quantity.

Official Sybase: Data Warehousing on the Internet

Information systems professionals are taking advantage of the Internet to enhance business intellegence functions in their enterprise. Employees, customers and others can use the Internet to gather self-service information from the corporate data warehouse. Let this guide show you how.

Choosing a Database for Your Web Site

Select and implement a top-notch Web site database with this comprehensive reference. An ideal reference tool, this book guides readers through every step of the database selection and implementation process-from refresher material on SQL, ODBC, and database design basics to hands-on, straightforward information and advice on a range of products and categories.

Crystal Reports 7: The Complete Reference

The most definitive resource on Crystal Reports available. Create presentation-quality reports from virtually any database using the most powerful data analysis tool and this authoritative guide.

Information Visualization in Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

Information Visualization in Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery is the first book to explore the fertile ground of uniting data mining and data visualization principles in a new set of knowledge discovery techniques. Leading researchers from the fields of data mining, data visualization, and statistics present findings organized around topics introduced in two recent international knowledge discovery and data mining workshops. Collected and edited by three of the area's most influential figures, these chapters introduce the concepts and components of visualization, detail current efforts to include visualization and user interaction in data mining, and explore the potential for further synthesis of data mining algorithms and data visualization techniques.

Data Mining Explained: A Manager's Guide to Customer-Centric Business Intelligence

Data Mining Explained helps technically-proficient managers and IT professionals use powerful data mining technologies to solve important business challenges, most importantly to identify and better serve customer needs. Written by data mining experts, Data Mining Explained describes how companies in general and those in key vertical markets can design and build effective technical marketing and sales strategies and operations using data mining.

Microsoft Analysis Solutions: OLAP and Data Mining with Microsoft Analysis Services

A much-needed user manual for Microsoft's groundbreaking OLAP and data mining tool. This up-to-date user guide covers the major new release of Microsoft OLAP Services, now called Microsoft Analysis Services-- the technology that made online data analysis widely available for application developers. A sequel to our successful Microsoft OLAP Solutions, this book provides detailed instructions for installing, using, and managing Microsoft Analysis Services as well as integrating it with other Microsoft data warehouse tools. Coverage of new features includes data mining in analysis services, working with the analysis manager interface, scalability features in analysis servers, and allowing clients to analyze information while disconnected from the server.

Data Mining and Business Intelligence: A Guide to Productivity

Provides an overview of data mining technology and how it is applied in a business environment. This book describes the corresponding data mining methodologies that are used to solve a variety of business problems that enhance firm-level efficiency in a less technical, more managerial style.

Document Warehousing and Text Mining: Techniques for Improving Business Operations, Marketing, and Sales

This unique book shows warehouse developers and managers how to build this new type of warehouse, how to organize free-form text for easy access, and, most importantly, how to exploit text mining techniques to provide timely and accurate information for decision-makers. The author covers the complete process of building and managing a document warehouse, including examples of actual implementations, a review of security issues and tools such as XML and Wide Area Information Servers and their selection criteria, and how text mining techniques are different from data mining techniques.

Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence for E-Commerce

Data Warehousing And Business Intelligence For E-Commerce provides the fresh orientation to data warehousing that you've been looking for. Written by data warehousing consultants who are leading the charge into the realm of e-commerce applications, this book-which focuses heavily on the special "customer intimacy" required by e-commerce-will help you discard outdated assumptions and plan and implement new solutions that support new business needs and models.

Financial Business Intelligence: Trends, Technology, Software Selection and Implementation

Business intelligence has recently become a word used by almost every CFO, controller and analyst. After having spent the last decade implementing Enterprise Resource Planning software and other mission-critical solutions, companies now have large databases with transactional data sitting in their computer rooms. Now, finally, the technology has reached a point where it is possible - in almost real time - to quickly and easily analyze the financial data in the corporate databases to be able to make more intelligent business decisions. This book will help financial managers understand the trends, technology, software selection and implementation of financial business intelligence (financial BI) software.

Teradata SQL: Unleash the Power

Teradata SQL - Unleash the Power is a data warehouse developers dream guide. It contains 441 pages of SQL dynamite showing both ANSI and Teradata SQL in an easy to understand manner. The book has detailed ANSI and Teradata comparisons, syntax, examples, and tips and tricks learned from the industries top two SQL experts. Let Tera-Tom Coffing and Mike Larkins teach you from their experience at over 125 different Teradata sites worldwide. This book was the number one selling book at the Teradata Partners Conference 2001.

Tera-Tom on Teradata Basics

Tera-Tom on Teradata Basics is designed to explain both data warehousing concepts and the basics behind the brilliance of Teradata. Both management and IT will understand this masterpiece written by the world's top authorities on Teradata and data warehousing. After an explanation of the key concepts used by the top data warehouse sites around the globe this book describes how Teradata is built to achieve data warehouse utopia.

Tera-Tom on Teradata E-Business

Tera-Tom on Teradata E-Business gives readers a fascinating explanation of the Internet and e-business marketplace and provides a step-by-step guide on how to build a Teradata data warehouse to take advantage of valuable E-Business data. This simple to understand and easy to read guide makes learning about E-Business and data warehousing fun, motivating, and exciting.

Information Technology, Corporate Productivity, and the New Economy

The authors bring a dual perspective--that of a practicing consultant and that of a professor of economics--to the complex strategic questions facing managers and corporate leaders who want their firms to get the most out of their investments in information technology. The information economy is built upon the myriad and sometimes unforeseen ways in which information technologies have become engines of productivity in themselves, rather than just fancy adjuncts. In explaining the rise of the information economy, the authors provide not only valuable context often missing from today's discussions, but also a thorough understanding of the origination, development, and diffusion process of innovations. They also examine prevailing practices and implications for the future, including the potential pitfalls common to some information technology strategies.

Strategic Planning for Information Systems

This book takes a clear, practical and comprehensive look at the impact of information systems (IS) on business performance and its contribution to the strategic development of organizations. It provides the tools, techniques, and management framework for identifying and implementing the opportunities offered and shows how IS/IT not only supports management systems but actually helps organizations achieve a competitive advantage.

Data Warehouse Marketing Trends/Opportunities: 1999

Data warehousing is a hot topic, driven by mandates for customer- centric organizations and the need for robust reporting and business intelligence. With an avalanche of information—and misinformation—on the subject, this META Group publication sifts through the hype to deliver the first objective map of the business trends and technology drivers affecting this critical IT area. The publication offers an in-depth study of ten key industries that are exploiting data warehousing to its best effect, examining critical issues that drive spending on data warehouse hardware, software and services. The report shows trends within each industry segment and provides detailed case studies and recommendations. It also includes general data warehouse information, such as an analysis of leading concerns that impact data warehouse approaches and insight into obstacles that stand in the way of data warehouse success.

Key Performance Indicators Manual: A Practical Guide for the Best Practice Development, Implementation and Use of KPIs

The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action

Here is the book--by the recognized architects of the Balanced Scorecard--that shows how managers can use this revolutionary tool to mobilize their people to fulfill the company's mission. More than just a measurement system, the Balanced Scorecard is a management system that can channel the energies, abilities, and specific knowledge held by people throughout the organization toward achieving long-term strategic goals.

Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step: Maximizing Performance and Maintaining Results

In Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step, Paul Niven shares his extensive experience in developing Balanced Scorecards for Fortune 1000, public sector, and not-for-profit organizations. The reader quickly learns that a Balanced Scorecard implementation is more than a "metrics" project, that it touches many critical organizational processes. Through detailed step-by- step discussions, Niven provides insight on and practical solutions for: developing performance objectives and measures that faithfully translate strategy, generating executive support, and assembling the right team. Readers also learn how to ensure the Balanced Scorecard becomes an integral component of their management systems by cascading it to all levels of the organization, aligning budgets and compensation with strategy, reporting results with software, and putting in place systems to ensure lasting success.

The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment

In their previous book, The Balanced Scorecard, Robert Kaplan and David Norton unveiled an innovative "performance management system" that any company could use to focus and align their executive teams, business units, human resources, information technology, and financial resources on a unified overall strategy--much as businesses have traditionally employed financial management systems to track and guide their general fiscal direction. In The Strategy-Focused Organization, Kaplan and Norton explain how companies like Mobil, CIGNA, and Chemical Retail Bank have effectively used this approach for nearly a decade, and in the process present a step-by-step implementation outline that other organizations could use to attain similar results.

The Balanced Scorecard: Measures That Drive Performance (HBR OnPoint Enhanced Edition) (PDF download)

HBR OnPoint Articles save you time by enhancing an original Harvard Business Review article with an overview that draws out the main points and an annotated bibliography that points you to related resources. This enables you to scan, absorb, and share the management insights with others. During a year-long research project, the authors developed a "balanced scorecard" performance measurement system that allows executives to view a company from several perspectives simultaneously.

Performance Drivers: A Practical Guide to Using the Balanced Scorecard

The concept of the Balanced Scorecard, first introduced by Kaplan and Norton in a Harvard Business Review article in 1992, enables managers and company leaders to implement a successful performance measurement plan which incorporates both financial and operational concerns. It gives managers a fast, comprehensive view of the business, allowing them to focus on critical areas and drive the organization's strategy forward. Today, numerous large consultancies and their large, multinational clients are using the Balanced Scorecard as a method of performance measurement and a performance driver. This guide shows managers how to apply the Balanced Scorecard, enabling them to view several areas of performance simultaneously--a requirement in today's complex organizations.

Competitive Intelligence

In competitive markets the quality of the competitive strategy is now as important as the customer strategy in determining customer performance. All strategies require information and competitive strategies are no exception. As a result there is an existing and growing requirement for competitive intelligence. This book shows how to collect and analyze competitive intelligence, including the use of electronic resources, as part of a competitive strategy.

E-Policy: How to Develop Computer, E-Policy, and Internet Guidelines to Protect Your Company and Its Assets

It's fast, it's easy, and it's dirt cheap. But for all the advantages of e-mail and the Internet, it's a form of communication that comes at a cost:

  • small fortunes are being spent in litigation because of employee abuse of e-mail
  • trade secrets stored on computers are routinely stolen or compromised by employees
  • productivity is dropping and costs skyrocketing as employees squander hours online.
To radically reduce legal liability, theft, and wasted resources, companies need clear, legally sound policies that explicitly define the rights and obligations of employees. They need policies that are as up to date as their technology. Now there's a comprehensive computer/e-mail policy writing kit to help them. This one-stop resource supplies background information, step-by- step guidelines, and pre-written policies. And it includes real- life nightmare stories that drive home how explosive the problems can be-and how crucial the solution.

Business Intelligence Roadmap: The Complete Project Lifecycle for Decision-Support Applications

Business Intelligence Roadmap is the visual guide to developing an effective business intelligence (BI) decision-support application. This book outlines a methodology that takes into account the complexity of developing applications in an integrated BI environment. The authors walk readers through every step of the process—from strategic planning to the selection of new technologies and the evaluation of application releases. The book also serves as a single-source guide to the best practices of BI projects.

IBM Data Warehousing: With IBM Business Intelligence Tools

In IBM Data Warehousing, Michael Gonzales shows how to exploit IBM technologies to get the most from your data warehousing investment. These technologies include everything from SMP and MPP technical architectures to DB2 Universal Database and DB2 OLAP Server. The author provides an in-depth look at the fundamentals of business intelligence (BI), the BI architecture, data management, and enhanced analytics. In addition, he presents expert tips, tricks, and workarounds to ensure maximum performance of your IBM data warehouse.

Implementing Data Mining Solution for an Automobile Insurance Company: Reconciling Theoretical Benefits with Practical Considerations (PDF download)

This case describes an insurance company investigation into the benefits of data mining for an anonymous Australian automobile insurance company. Although the investigation was able to demonstrate quantitative benefits of adopting a data mining approach, there are many practical issues that need to be resolved before the data mining approach can be implemented. This case provides insights into the decision-making process that is involved in exploring emerging technologies.

Business Intelligence

This book illustrates how organizations can make better, faster decisions about their customers, partners, and operations by turning mountains of data into valuable business information that's at the fingertips of decision makers. It describes what's involved in using business intelligence to bring together information, people, and technology to create successful business strategies-and how to execute those strategies with confidence. Real-life case studies show how world leaders in finance, manufacturing, and retail have successfully implemented business intelligence solutions and detail the benefits they have reaped.

Intelligent Data Analysis

Provides a detailed introduction of the key classes of intelligent data analysis methods and a valuable source of reference for professionals concerned with modern data analysis.

Managing Synergistic Innovations Through Corporate Global R&D;

Multinational corporations claim that their synergistic innovative capabilities--their ability to create and deploy innovations rapidly and successfully--have been enhanced by global R&D. But have they? In attempting to answer this question, the authors seemlessly integrate rigorous quantitative analysis--e.g., multivariate regression, factor analysis, and partial least squares analysis--with qualitative analysis of data from interviews and surveys.

Business Intelligence for the Enterprise

This book offers a true enterprise view of business intelligence. IBM expert Mike Biere shows managers how to create a coherent BI plan that reflects the needs of users throughout the organization-and then implement that plan successfully. Biere explains how to objectively assess the business case for BI, and identifies proven solutions for the obstacles that lead many BI projects to fail.

Effective Business Intelligence Systems

One step above knowledge management systems are business intelligence systems. Their purpose is to give decision makers a better understanding of their organization's operations, and thus another way to outmaneuver the competition, by helping to find and extract the meaningful relationships, trends, and correlations that underlie the organization's operations and ultimately contribute to its success. Thierauf also shows that by tying critical success factors and key performance indicators into business intelligence systems, an organization's most important financial ratios can also be improved. Thierauf's book will advance the knowledge and skills of all information systems providers and users

Business Intelligence: The Savvy Manager's Guide

Business Intelligence describes the basic architectural components of a business intelligence environment, ranging from traditional topics such as business process modeling, data modeling, and more modern topics such as business rule systems, data profiling, information compliance and data quality, data warehousing, and data mining. This book progresses through a logical sequence, starting with data model infrastructure, then data preparation, followed by data analysis, integration, knowledge discovery, and finally the actual use of discovered knowledge. The book contains a quick reference guide for business intelligence terminology. Business Intelligence is part of Morgan Kaufmann's Savvy Manager's Guide series.

Living Networks: Leading Your Company, Customers, and Partners in the Hyper-Connected Economy

Today, every aspect of business is dominated by networks. The powerful impact of broadband and mobile networking is being accelerated by emerging technologies ranging from XML to peer-to- peer. These drivers, together with swiftly changing consumer and worker behavior, are bringing these networks to life. In an economy dominated by the flow of information and ideas, the rules of success have changed dramatically. Living Networks shows managers the profound business implications-and offers detailed, specific guidance on how to respond.

Web Data Mining and Applications in Business Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism

The explosion of Web-based data has created a demand among executives and technologists for methods to identify, gather, analyze, and utilize data that may be of value to corporations and organizations. The emergence of data mining, and the larger field of Web mining, has businesses lost within a confusing maze of mechanisms and strategies for obtaining and managing crucial intelligence.Web Data Mining and Applications in Business Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism responds by presenting a clear and comprehensive overview of Web mining, with emphasis on CRM and, for the first time, security and counter-terrorism applications. The tools and methods of Web mining are revealed in an easy-to-understand style, emphasizing the importance of practical, hands-on experience in the creation of successful e- business solutions.

Marketing ROI: The Path to Campaign, Customer, and Corporate Profitability

ROI (Return on Investment) is today's key business tool for measuring how effectively money was spent--yet few marketing managers receive any ROI training at all. Marketing ROIchanges all that, showing marketing pros at every level how to use ROI and other financial metrics to support their strategic decision making. This comprehensive book details how an accurate working knowledge of ROI is essential for using the latest marketing measurements, and provides insights for gaining the greatest competitive advantage from the skilled use and understanding of ROI concepts.

Designing Solutions for Your Business Problems: A Structured Process for Managers and Consultants

Designing Solutions for Your Business Problems is an essential resource for managers and consultants who help organizations resolve ambiguous problems and develop new opportunities. Taking a hands-on, practical approach, Betty Vandenbosch— a leading management consultant and educator— outlines the details on how to conduct a proven process for designing solutions. Designing Solutions for Your Business Problems will teach you how to curtail investigation and generate and justify ideas without sacrificing thoroughness, creativity, persuasiveness, and fit. You will be able to capitalize on more opportunities, and your problem-solving skills will become more efficient and your solutions more compelling. This book will help you design better solutions and design them faster.

Guide to Enterprise Data Mining

Text Mining: Theoretical Aspects and Applications

Text Mining: Theoretical Aspects and Applications presents contributions from researchers from different disciplines. Each of them is studying the problem of mining text according to his scientific background: artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, document analysis, machine learning, information retrieval, pattern recognition. Their common goal is to analyse huge text collections in real world applications in order to support knowledge-intensive processes.

Business Intelligence in the Digital Economy

Text describes what Business Intelligence (BI) is, how it is being conducted and managed; and its major opportunities, limitations, issues, and risks. Takes an in-depth look at the scope of global technological change and BI. Hardcover, softcover available from the publisher. DLC: Business intelligence.

Show Me The Numbers: Designing Tables And Graphs To Enlighten

Tables and graphs can more adequately communicate important business information when they reflect the good design practices discussed in this practical guide to effective table and graph design. Information is provided on the fundamental concepts of table and graph design, the numbers and knowledge most suitable for display in a graphic form, the best tabular means to communicate certain ideas, and the component-level aspects of design. Analysts, technicians, and managers will appreciate the solid theory behind this outline for ensuring that tables and graphs present quantitative business information in a truthful, attractive format that facilitates better decision making.

Decision Support Systems: Frequently Asked Questions

Author Dan Power has spent almost 30 years building, studying and teaching others about computerized Decision Support Systems. Dr. Power is first and foremost a Decision Support evangelist and generalist. From his vantage point as editor of DSSResources.COM, he tracks a broad range of contemporary DSS topics. In this DSS FAQ, Dr. Power answers 83 frequently asked questions about computerized decision support systems. The FAQ covers a broad range of contemporary topics and the questions are organized into 8 chapters.

Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring and Managing Your Business

Business performance management is a hot new management discipline that delivers tremendous value when supported by information technology. Through case studies and industry research, this book shows how leading companies are using performance dashboards to execute strategy, optimize business processes, and improve performance.

(Review excerpt from Amazon.com)

Crystal Reports XI for developers

Crystal Reports XI is a powerful software tool for turning raw data into corporate decision-making information. End-users and developers alike use Crystal Reports to extract and format information, and with over 9 million licenses shipped Crystal Reports is one of the most popular packages for corporate reporting. Crystal Reports XI for Developers provides a solid introduction for any report or application developer just getting started with Crystal Reports. Using this practical guide, they will learn to create presentation-quality reports from a variety of data sources, and how to add the advanced features developers need to analyze report data.

(excerpt from Amazon.com)

Competitive Intelligence Ethics: Navigating the Gray Zone

This book, the first in a series entitled Topics in CI produced by SCIP's CI Foundation, examines issues surrounding competitive intelligence ethics with outstanding contributions from some of the world's most respected and experienced corporate, consulting, and academic competitive intelligence professionals. In addition, Competitive Intelligence Ethics includes more than 30 examples of actual corporate ethics guidelines and implementation steps the reader can apply to their organization.

Strategic Intelligence

The usefulness of strategic intelligence goes beyond military settings, as it applies to improving the strategic decision-making process of any organization. This volume demonstrates how executives can best use internal and external information toward making better decisions. Divided into two major parts, the book first discusses the convergence of knowledge management (KM), business intelligence (BI) and competitive intelligence (CI) into what the author defines as strategic intelligence. The second part of the book describes case studies written recognized experts in the fields of KM, BI, and CI. The case studies include strategic scenarios at Motorola, AARP and Northrop Grumman.

Business Intelligence Implementation Issues and Perspectives

This book gives an insight into Business Intelligence, its significance in today's business world, and takes the readers through the implementation cycle, the emerging scenario and its application in industry.

BI Strategy

When planning any DW and BI project, there are four fundamental questions that must be answered early in the process:

  1. What do you need to address the business requirements of your organization?
  2. What do you use, techniques and technologies, to address those requirements?
  3. How do you put those techniques and technologies to use?
  4. Where do those techniques and technologies fit in your DW/BI effort?
This guide is designed to help your address each of these questions in a formal, mindful approach.

The publisher offers discounts on this book when ordered in quantity for special sales. For more information, please contact.  books@handson-bi.com

The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence

Business intelligence (BI) is not just a technology or a methodology. It's a powerful new management approach that when done right can deliver knowledge, efficiency, better decisions and profit to almost any organization that uses it.

Written by BI gurus Steve Williams and Nancy Williams, this book shows step by step how you can achieve the promise of BI by connecting it to your organizations strategic goals, culture and strengths while correcting your BI weaknesses.

Data Mining for Business Intelligence

Learn how to develop models for classification, prediction, and customer segmentation. This book provides both a theoretical and practical understanding of the key methods of classification, prediction, reduction, exploration and affinity analysis; features a business decision-making context for these key methods; and illustrates the application and interpretation of these methods using real business cases and data.


10 Steps to Successful Strategic Planning

Loaded with worksheets, exercises, tips, tools, checklists and other easy-to-use and interactive learning aids, this book walks you through the process from beginning to end. Along the way, you will see how other organizations have planned their successs in many case study sidebars that enhance the easy-to-follow text.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (SQL Server Series)

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services is definitive guide to programming Analysis Services 2005. It will give you unparalleled insight into the ways in which Analysis Services functions straight from the members of the Analysis Services team at Microsoft . It not only explains ways to use Analysis Services 2005 to design and create multidimensional objects, databases, dimensions, cubes, but it also provides invaluable information about the reasons behind design decision taken by the development team.

Chapters include:

  • Introduction to Analysis Services
  • Creating Multidimensional Models using Analysis Services
  • Security
  • High availability
  • Localization and Globalization

Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning

You have more information at hand about your business environment than ever before. But are you using it to "out-think" your rivals? If not, you may be missing out on a potent competitive tool.

In Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning , Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris argue that the frontier for using data to make decisions has shifted dramatically. Certain high-performing enterprises are now building their competitive strategies around data-driven insights that in turn generate impressive business results. Their secret weapon? Analytics: sophisticated quantitative and statistical analysis and predictive modeling.

IT and the East

IT And the East: How China And India Are Altering the Future of Technology And Innovation

Western high-tech firms are increasingly sourcing their products' assembly from India and China and the innovation that drives those products. Meanwhile, indigenous Indian and Chinese companies are creating intellectual property and innovations that will compete with those same Western companies.

In IT and the East, James M. Popkin and Partha Iyengar examine the vital questions these developments raise: What's the long-term impact of high-tech outsourcing? How will innovation be managed in the future? Can Western firms compete in Asian markets while protecting key intellectual property? Will the innovation engine inexorably shift east? What would such a shift mean for Western countries currently driving innovation?

Business Process Change

Business Process Change
A Guide for Business Managers and BPM and Six Sigma Professionals

Harmon takes a clear-eyed look at the "movements", the standards, the strategies and the tactics and distills it into a clear picture of how to manage an agile business in the 21st century. As change accelerates and margins fall, this book becomes a must-read for survivors-to-be.
    --Dr. Richard Mark Soley, CEO, The Object Management Group (OMG)

Six Sigma plays a role in business process change -- but this role is often not well understood. Contrary to the proclamations of certain pundits, Six Sigma is not the be-all, end-all first and last word in process change. Nor is it an isolated tool used only for solving problems or optimizing performance within existing processes. It's more subtle than either of these extreme views, and it's critically important

Successful Business Intelligence

Praise for Successful Business Intelligence

"If you want to be an analytical competitor, you've got to go well beyond business intelligence technology. Cindi Howson has wrapped up the needed advice on technology, organization, strategy, and even culture in a neat package. It's required reading for quantitatively oriented strategists and the technologists who support them."
--Thomas H. Davenport, President's Distinguished Professor, Babson College and co-author, Competing on Analytics

"When used strategically, business intelligence can help companies transform their organization to be more agile, more competitive, and more profitable. Successful Business Intelligence offers valuable guidance for companies looking to embark upon their first BI project as well as those hoping to maximize their current deployments."
--John Schwarz, CEO, Business Objects

Building the Information Asset

Business Intelligence solutions are only the beginning of enhanced reporting. The Information Asset will change the way companies think, react and use their intelligence to make decisions.

Jump Point: How Network Culture is Revolutionizing Business

Plug into the nonstop global economy of billion-selling products and trillion-dollar markets Jump Point is the powerful guide that will help you to challenge old assumptions, rethink your business models, and take advantage of this fast-moving, unfettered, and fiercely competitive environment.



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