Analytics
938 views

What Is Your Dashboard Telling You?

Rob Armstrong - June 2, 2011

One of my favorite analogies is that pertaining to “dashboards”.  For the past year or so, everyone has been asking for dashboards to help run their business. …

Business Intelligence
1536 views

What Do You Mean by BI?

Rob Armstrong - May 20, 2011

For some reason the topic of “best practice BI” has been popping up very frequently of late.  In the past 3 weeks I have been asked to…

Data Mining
786 views

Responding to a Follower’s Question: Why Keep Data Replication to a Minimum?

Rob Armstrong - May 11, 2011

I got an e-mail from one of my followers (I say this in the hopes there are many more!).  In my blog post “What will you tolerate?” I…

Data Mining
805 views

The Next Big Thing is REALLY BIG: Interactions Versus Transactions

Rob Armstrong - May 5, 2011

There goes that universe screaming at me again.  Just when I thought I can move on to try out my ideas for the “Paradoxes of Business Intelligence”…

Best Practices
1093 views

Hope is Not a Strategy: Real Data Warehouse DR planning

Rob Armstrong - April 26, 2011

In my long tenure as a data warehousing provider, it is often that I will find parallels and analogies in the everyday world which I can use…

Commentary
754 views

Taking Measurement of Your Measurements

Rob Armstrong - April 21, 2011

Wise things I have learned over the years.  Never eat cotton candy in the rain, never shine a flashlight into African trees where monkeys may be sleeping,…

Best Practices
1002 views

What Will You Tolerate?

Rob Armstrong - April 13, 2011

One of my kid’s favorite books when they were younger had the line “never tease a weasel (it isn’t very nice)”.  Taking this to the world of…

SmartData Collective Exclusive
921 views

Exterior Design, Part III: Growth

Rob Armstrong - April 6, 2011

This is the last of my Exterior design topics.  Again the underlying question was how does one design for an ever changing set of user requirements.  We…

Data Quality
775 views

Exterior Design, Part II: Frequency

Rob Armstrong - April 3, 2011

To continue the theme of designing for an ever changing set of requirements, I wanted to talk about the second item we all know will happen.  Exactly…

Business Rules
685 views

Exterior Design

Rob Armstrong - March 29, 2011

Sometimes the universe just screams an idea at you and all you can do is listen to it.  As I pondered my initial foray into the blogosphere,…