New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence Using Analytics to Achieve a Global Competitive Advantage

ISBN-10: 0137075421

ISBN-13: 9780137075423

Edition: 2011

Authors: Mike Biere

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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 8/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

Introduction to Business Intelligence Today
Setting Expectations
The Face of Business Intelligence Now
The Characteristics of a BI Vision and Strategy
Setting the Stage for BI Success
Within the IT Organization
Within the End User Community
Defining Business Intelligence Today
Defining Business Intelligence within Your Organization
Platform Implications
What Is "Mission Critical"?
BI Solution Elements
Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse: Are They Synonymous?
Business Intelligence as a Key Differentiator from Competition
Productivity Factors-Working Smarter
The History of Business Intelligence within Your Organization
Mapping Your Environment to the BI Evolutionary Tree
Creating an Internal Record of BI Usage
Analysis of Displacement
The Scope of BI Solutions Today and How They May Relate to You
The BI Infrastructure
BI Drivers, Trends, Sources, and Deployment Options
Mergers and Acquisitions-The Emergence of BI "Mega-Vendors"
BI Suites/Platforms versus Independents
Open Source BI Tools
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Cloud Computing
BI Appliances
Dynamic Warehousing-Extending Beyond Structured Information
Operational and Real-Time BI
ETL and Change Data Capture-Their Impact and Importance on BI
Master Data Management (MDM) and Its Role within a BI Infrastructure
The Impact of XML Data
BI Provisioning Models-What Is Best for You?
Establishing a BI Competency Center (BICC)
Creating an Information Agenda
Elements of BI Solutions: The End User Experience
End User Assumptions
Setting Up Data for BI
The Functional Area of BI Tools
Query Tools and Reporting
OLAP and Advanced Analytics
ROLAP Solutions Versus OLAP
Understanding the Critical Role of Time Dimensionality
Data Mining
Text Analytics
Spreadsheets-Effective Use and the Implications on Security/Compliance
Executive Information Systems (EIS)
Operational BI
Embeded BI and Event-Driven Processes
ETL/ELT and Real-Time Change Data Capture (CDC) Options
The Impact of Business Intelligence on Roles within the Enterprise
End User Categories
End User Management
Skills Definitions
IT Support Roles
BI Tools Support Staff and Business Analysts
The Executive/Managerial Role
Non-Technical and Casual Users
Corporate Performance Management and the Executive View of Business Intelligence
Defining CPM
Elements of a CPM System
Strategy Map
Balanced Scorecard
The "PM"s Available Today
The Executive View of BI
Enterprise Content Management, Unstructured Data, Text Analytics, and Enterprise Search
Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
Enterprise Search
Using RSS as a Conduit for External Information
Text Analytics
The Search and Text Analytics Project
Text Analytics as a Part of the Complete BI Picture
The Impact of XML on BI
Key Influencers in the Enterprise
User Segmentation Reality Check
Identifying the Power Brokers-Key Influencers
Attributes of Key Influencers
Extending BI Beyond the Enterprise
Justifying Business Intelligence Solutions and Measuring Success
Justification Scenarios
BI Roadmaps
Articulating Potential Benefits
Business Unit Impact on Justification
Big Purchase...No Plan
Measuring BI Success
BI Clouds and Outsourcing
Platform Selection, Technology Biases, and Other "Traps"
Platform Selection for BI Tools-The Database View
Platform Selection for BI Tools-The Tools View
Technology Biases
Other BI "Traps"
Handling Biases
Intelligent Responses to an RFI/RFP and Setting Up a Proof of Concept/Technology
Creating a Better RFI/RFP
Get into the Details
Coordinating IT and Business Users-Ranking the Proper Criteria
Data Access and Performance Aspects of an RFI/RFP
Documenting RFP/RFI Information for the Future
The PoC/PoT Scenario
Matching RFI/RFP Checklists to a PoC/PoT and Documentation
End-User Support and Productivity
WYNTK-What You Need to Know About BI Support
Centralized Support-A BI Competency Center (BICC)
Methodology of Work Submission and Success
Vendor BICCs
Productivity-A Valuable Offshoot of Effective BI
What Is End-User Productivity?
Implementation of Business Intelligence Solutions
Setting User Expectations Early and Coping with the First Project
How to Scope the First Project
BI Skills Required
End-User Provisos
BI Solution Elements-Query, Reporting, OLAP
Query and Reporting Application Elements
OLAP Application Elements
System Sizing, Backup, and Recovery Issues
System Sizing
Backup and Recovery
The Impact of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) on Business Intelligence Solutions
SOA...So What?
Is SOA Practical for BI?
Getting Started with a BI SOA
BI SOA Frameworks
Enterprise Portals, Mashups, and Other User Interfaces
The Enterprise Portal-Its Purpose and Potential
Mashups-A Perfect BI Delivery Model
Understanding BI in the Context of Portals, Mashups, and Collaboration
An End User Survival Guide
BI Basics
Ease of Use, Leprechauns, and the Yeti
Interacting with BI Tools and Features
The BI Skills Conundrum
So Who Are You?
BI Skills Assessment
Do You Have a Standard for Naming BI Objects?
White Board the Data Sources and Combinations
Checklists for BI Planning
An Enterprise Checklist
The Business Unit Level Checklist
A BICC Checklist
An IT Checklist
Speculation on the Future of Business Intelligence
Emerging BI Technologies
Technology Gaps
Trends to Monitor
Responding to Trends
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