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Trading Places
Howard Dresner discusses his move from the analyst community to the position of chief strategy officer at Hyperion Solutions.


Chart Your Course to Strategically Align Business and Technology
By Patrick Durbin
In order to align the business strategy planning with the technology organization, the strategic planning process should include business strategy, investment analysis and benefits realization. With tools like these, organizations will be better prepared to navigate the winds of change and uncertainty, and to chart a course toward business success.
The Truth about Facts
By Peter Arena and Stephen Rhody and Michael Stavrianos
Enterprise decision management depends on the ability to understand the current state of the business process and what might happen to that process if inputs changed. Microsimulation modeling - an analytic method pioneered in the public sector - offers an innovative solution to the challenges surrounding enterprise decision management.
ETL is a Symptom of the Problem, not the Solution!
By Ken Karacsony
The result of poorly managed data is that too much IT time, money and resources are spent performing unnecessary, cost-added development and maintenance rather than producing value-added services based on sound data management techniques.
Benchmarks for BI and Data Warehousing Success
By Thilini Ariyachandra and Hugh Watson
To develop the success metrics, the authors reviewed practitioner and academic literature and interviewed 20 leading authorities on BI and data warehousing. Two major constructs emerged as relevant: product and development measures.


SQL Server Executive
Business Analytics Next Generation Technology to Drive Business Forward
By Sponsored Feature

Marketing Systems
Customer Value Dashboard
By David M. Raab
(online exclusive)

The Enterprise
SOA and Business Process Management Summary, Part 5
By Clive Finkelstein
(online exclusive)

Data Management Tipping Point
Little Things Make a Big Difference
By Peter Aiken
(online exclusive)

Dollars & Sense
DMRnac - January Style
By Susan Osterfelt

Information Strategy
Improve Data Quality
By Jane Griffin

Customer Intelligence
Operational Challenges
By Larry Goldman

Information Management
How Do You Tune a Data Warehouse?
By Bill Inmon

The Power of Metrics
Predictive Analytics - Addressing the Business Vicissitudes
By Kent Bauer

Data Integration Adviser
Align Metadata and Business Initiatives
By Rick Sherman

The Data Strategy Adviser
The Year Ahead - Data Warehousing Trends 2006
By Lou Agosta

Metadata Management & Enterprise Architecture
Industry Specific MME Applications, Part 4
By David Marco

Intelligent Solutions
Action-Oriented Stewardship
By Lisa Loftis

Building Business Intelligence
The Perfect Match - Seven Steps to a Master Data Match, Part 1
By William McKnight and Cory Shouse

Maximize Business Performance
Getting BPM Wrong
By Craig Schiff

Loyalty Best Practices
Substance, Not Sizzle, Earns Customer Loyalty: IBM
By Rajeev Rawat
(online exclusive)



Broadlane Cleans Healthcare Product and Customer Data with DataFlux
DataFlux Corporation - dfPower Studio


Pfizer Centralizes Enterprise Data Integration with Informatica PowerCenter
Informatica Corporation - Informatica PowerCenter


The Right Therapy for University Hospital Aachen
SAS Institute Inc. - SAS Strategic Performance Management


Overstock.com Meets High-Volume, High-Performance Real-Time Data Transformation Needs with Sunopsis
Sunopsis Inc. - Sunopsis Data Conductor


Dean Hoff Consulting Utilizes DMExpress to Improve the Analytics Capabilities of a Major Direct Marketing Agency

Enterprise Architecture - The Value Proposition

Happy New Year!

As we say goodbye to 2005, we look back on a year when corporate performance management and enterprise integration were main topics of discussion. The focus of the new year involves automating the the processes that feed the performance management systems and master data management strategies. In this business, it seems that old ideas are made new again with great regularity.

DM Review strives to provide ways that IT can provide tangible benefits to your organizations. Starting with the cover story this January issue, "Chart Your Course to Strategically Align Business and Technology," Patrick Durbin delivers strategies for the planning process to bridge the gap between business and IT.

Data management issues have become central to strategic planning. Craig Schiff comments in his BPM column that the requests of the business user must be met or the systems won't get the acceptance necessary to succeed.

Enterprise decision management is one of the new buzzwords for 2006. Authors Peter Arena, Stephen Rhody and Michael Stavrianos discuss microsimulation models, a concept that originated in the 1960s, as a solution for profitable decision-making.

Data quality has been top of mind for years; it has evolved from an abstract concept to a basic business driver. Columnist Jane Griffin discusses ways to make better use of IT resources to deliver quality data that can be turned into useful information, while Lisa Loftis expounds on the importance of data stewardship centers of excellence and Larry English praises IQ management as just good business.

As the old year ends, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our writers for contributing such valuable insight into the challenges of today's landscape. We sadly say goodbye to long-time columnists Mike Jennings, Sue Osterfelt and Lou Agosta. They have provided wonderful words of wisdom through the years, and we hope to include them as occasional authors. As the new year begins, we welcome Tom Haughey to the Ask the Expert panel on DMReview.com. For answers to any question imaginable, please visit www.dmreview.com/ask.

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get published in DM Review, please send your vendor-neutral, 1,700-word article to me at maryjo.nott@sourcemedia.com for consideration.

Mary Jo Nott
Editor in Chief

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