New Age Data Warehousing

December 12, 2008
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Dmreview_5Data warehousing (DW) and business intelligence (BI) have been evolving and getting more sophisticated over the years. As IT folks, consultants and analysts gain more experience, they often share those experiences when they work at other companies, publish articles or conduct training. By sharing their knowledge, they have helped to improve the overall intelligence of our industry. This has led to the creation of conventional wisdom about how to

Dmreview_5Data warehousing (DW) and business intelligence (BI) have been evolving and getting more sophisticated over the years. As IT folks, consultants and analysts gain more experience, they often share those experiences when they work at other companies, publish articles or conduct training. By sharing their knowledge, they have helped to improve the overall intelligence of our industry. This has led to the creation of conventional wisdom about how to design, build and deploy DW and BI solutions. This wisdom is a great guide, especially for people who are just getting involved in implementations and don’t yet understand what they need to do.

But there is a dark side to conventional wisdom when people treat it like gospel. Too often, people blindly follow the usual advice without making sure that it actually applies to their particular situation. Sometimes you should challenge conventional wisdom.

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