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October 2004 issue of DM Review magazine

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEWEXECUTIVE INTERVIEW

The Next Evolution in Business Intelligence
Rob Ashe, president and CEO of Cognos, believes a BI evolution is underway and that Cognos is positioned to lead this BI transformation.


FEATURE ARTICLESFEATURE ARTICLES

2004 World Class Solution Award Winners
By Jean Schauer
DM Review announces the implementations that have won the prestigious 2004 World Class Solution Award competition.
Deciding to Buy or Build ETL for Your Data Warehouse
By Mark Madsen
Cost, staffing, the number of disparate source systems, primary data sources, frequency of source changes and the existence of custom sources can impact your decision to buy or build your ETL system.
Six Sigma and Total Information Quality Management
By Larry English
Total information quality management is consistent with Six Sigma as a quality management system and focuses on business effectiveness and customer satisfaction, whether performed as a Six Sigma project or not.
Executing Compliance: IT's Time to Shine
By Rajeev Rawat
In part three of this series providing a guide to delivering a compliance program, Rawat describes presentation of the plan to your senior staff.
Complying with New Business Continuity and Contingency Plan Rules
By Nick Benvenuto and Brian Zawada
NYSE Rule 446 and NASD Rules 3510 and 3520 outline a set of 10 minimum requirements that must be addressed and serve as valuable guidelines to businesses worldwide.
Balanced Scorecards in the Business-Centric BI Architecture
By Steve Williams
Aligning the deployment of balanced scorecard software with a broader business-centric BI architecture can ensure a lower cost, lower risk path to success.
Turning Strategy into Action, Part 4 :
The CPM Proficiency Model: Evolving CPM Excellence
By Brenda Moncla
The CPM Proficiency Model provides companies with guidance on how to evolve toward a culture of corporate performance management excellence.

COLUMNSCOLUMNS

Data Integration Advisor
Data Standards
By Rick Sherman

Information Management
Measuring Time in the Data Warehouse
By Bill Inmon

Building Business Intelligence
Rafting Into the Business Intelligence Future, Part 1
By William McKnight and Scott Humphrey

Information Strategy
Developing Strategic KPIs for your BPM System
By Jane Griffin

Dollars & Sense
Off-Site Meetings: Don't Ya Just Love 'Em?
By Susan Osterfelt
(online exclusive)

Data Warehousing Lessons Learned
The Impact and Cost of Information Quality Lapses
By Lou Agosta

Building the Smart Business
The Evolution of the Enterprise Portal
By Colin White

Enterprise Architecture View
Final Component of the Complete Meta Data Model
By Michael F. Jennings

Knowledge Integrity
Things, and What We Call Them
By David Loshin

DAMA (Data Management Association)
Alliance Program Testimonials and Successes
By Ingrid Hunt

Maximize Business Performance
Leverage Existing Systems to Get BPM Benefits Now
By Craig Schiff

Intelligent Solutions
Information, Information Everywhere... And Not a 360-Degree View in Sight
By Claudia Imhoff and Lisa Loftis

Customer Intelligence
Life Without Intelligence: The Trials and Tribulations of a Start-Up Record Company
By Larry Goldman

AFCOM: Data Center Management
Government Compliance and Accountability
By Jill Eckhaus
(online exclusive)

Business Dimensional Modeling
Null Fact Keys
By Laura Reeves
(online exclusive)

Marketing Systems
Buiding a Modern Marketing Database
By David M. Raab
(online exclusive)

The Enterprise
Using Enterprise Architecture for IT and Business Governance Requirements, Part 1
By Clive Finkelstein
(online exclusive)

Data Management: An Executive Briefing
Data Quality: The Hidden Assumption Behind COSO
By George Marinos

Meta Data & Knowledge Management
Managed Meta Data Environment: A Complete Walk-Through, Part 7
By David Marco

The Power of Metrics
Key Performance Indicators: The Multiple Dimensions
By Kent Bauer


PRODUCT REVIEWSPRODUCT REVIEWS

 

Vector Networks Leverages ADVIZOR Visualization for Fast, Sophisticated Analysis
ADVIZOR Solutions, Inc. - ADVIZOR Analyst Workbench

 

Southeast Corporate Federal Credit Union Sees Applix TM1 as the Tool of Choice for Analytic Applications
Applix, Inc. - Applix TM1

 

dynaSight Delivers Enhanced Global Reporting Capabilities to UGS
arcplan, Inc. - dynaSight

 

Real-Time Enterprise Data Integration for HIPAA Compliance
Ascential Software - Ascential DataStage TX

 

Biovail Turns to ASI Business Solutions to Provide an Advanced Business Intelligence Tool to Sales Force
ASI Business Solutions, Inc. - ASI e-PharmaToday / ASI Inquire

 

Telecoms.com Integrates Databeacon for Online Data Delivery
Databeacon Inc. - Databeacon Collaboration Edition

 

Airlines Reporting Corp. Implements FRx to Adapt to Evolving Industry Trends
FRx Software, a part of Microsoft Business Solutions - Microsoft Business Solutions for Analytics - FRx & Analytics-Forecaster

 

Raycom Media Streamlines Enterprise-Wide Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting with Geac MPC
Geac - Geac MPC

 

World's Largest College Savings Plan Powers Cross-Sell Programs with Genalytics Analytic Software
Genalytics - Genalytics

 

Hyperion Essbase Helps Mentor Graphics Manage Financial Information and Automate HR Planning Worldwide
Hyperion Solutions Corporation - Essbase

 

Quicken Loans Relies on ProClarity to Help Analyze 3 Million Rows of Data Per Day
ProClarity Corporation - ProClarity Analytics Server

 

The Perfect Fit for a Complex Affiliate Business Model
SageMetrics Corporation - SageAnalyst

 

DDB Matrix Employs SAS to Forecast Marketing Effectiveness
SAS - SAS/ETS

 

Churchill Downs Off to the Races with CRM Analytics Powered by Data Mining Technology from SPSS Inc.
SPSS, Inc. - Clementine

 

Amerisure Improves Budgeting with Advisor Series from SRC Software
SRC Software, Inc. - SRC Advisor Series

 

Bradley Pharmaceuticals Proactively Manages Sales Process & Gains Enhanced Regulatory Compliance
StayinFront, Inc. - Visual Elk and Panorama

FEATURE ARTICLESBEST PRACTICES

Lehigh Direct Forges Ahead Into Mail Processing Business with SyncSort



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