[Samba] DM Direct Newsletter: June 10, 2005

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DM Direct                            June 10, 2005
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A Scoop on Scope: A Process-Driven Approach to Avoiding Challenged Projects
by Rudolf Melik

This article discusses the focus of traditional project management, the importance of a disciplined and repeatable approach, and the benefits of working toward process-driven project execution.

The Data Warehouse Appliance Myth
by Roger Gaskell

In this day and age, do you only want single-use proprietary hardware?

Enterprise Information Integration: A Pragmatic Approach
by JP Morgenthal

This excerpt is the introduction to the book, Enterprise Information Integration: A Pragmatic Approach, which takes a look at the task of integrating data across federated data sets and applications into a cohesive, meaningful and searchable knowledgebase.

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by DMReview.com Web Editorial Staff



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Information Visualization: The New Frontier of Business Intelligence
Date:  On Demand
Information visualization skills and tools can effectively mine the value of your data assets to a degree that finally achieves a BI return on investment that doesn't require creative accounting. In this Web seminar, DM Review columnist Stephen Few will introduce you to the emerging domain of information visualization and then two innovative software vendors, Advizor Solutions and Tableau Software, will demonstrate its potential through live demonstrations of their products.
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/11969/0/

Greater Scale and Speed of Integration: Change Data Capture
Date:  June 14, 2005
Time:  2 p.m. ET
The pace of business is increasing so your ability to make operational decisions should increase too. Data volumes continue to grow while your integration windows get shorter. You need access to today's data in order to stay competitive. Find out how to solve these business data problems. Join industry thought leaders from DataMirror and Forrester for an interactive Web seminar about Change Data Capture technology for effective data integration.
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/11737/0/

Reporting and Analysis for SAP - with or without BW
Date:  June 17, 2005
Time:  1 p.m. ET
QlikView gives SAP users powerful, easy-to-use analytics - with or without SAP´s BW being deployed. Learn how QlikView delivers the best of BI - dashboard-based analytics applications that drill down to the transaction level - without the time, cost and limitations of OLAP-based solutions.
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/11643/0/

QlikView - Business Analysis and Reporting for JD Edwards
Date:  June 22, 2005
Time:  2 p.m. ET
Join QlikTech online for 45 minutes and see how QlikView Business Intelligence Software can take your JD Edwards data and give timely access to information - in applications that take just days to deploy and just minutes to learn to use.
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/12084/0/

Seeing Clearly: Enabling Rapid Insight Via End-to-End Financial and Management Reporting
Date:  June 22, 2005
Time:  2 p.m. ET
This Web seminar will discuss how companies can enable rapid insight via end-to-end financial and management reporting. Kathleen Wilhide of IDC will provide the market implications for implementing a robust reporting infrastructure, followed by Rafael Marrero-Gonzalez, who will provide a firsthand account of how MasTec is delivering robust reporting infrastructure to the business users.
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/12120/0/

Applebee's Evolution of Metrics
Date:  June 23, 2005
Time:  11 a.m. ET
<i>Choosing the right metrics for the right business decisions</i>
Join DM Review and Teradata for this free Web seminar with experts from Applebee's International and learn how to identify the metrics you "should" be using to measure your business. You'll hear real-world results on the challenges of maximizing the value of metrics to grow your business and improve customer satisfaction.
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/11903/0/

Data Mining: Levels I, II & III
Date:  June 20-24, 2005
Place: Washington, DC
If you are data-rich, yet information-poor, attend this vendor-neutral course series and learn how to leverage valuable predictive insights hidden within your data. Level I presents best practices, strategy and applications. Level II illustrates data mining methods, tools and techniques. Level III is a hands-on application workshop. Choose the orientation that's right for you, or attend the full progression.
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/11483/0/

Business Intelligence for Sustainable Compliance and Risk Management
Date:  June 21, 2005 - Dallas
June 23, 2005 - Boston
June 28 - London
This one-half day executive roundtable discussion is sponsored by DM Review, Oracle and HP and features industry analysts: Henry Morris and Kathleen Wilhide of IDC, Frank Buytendijk of Gartner and Nimitt Desai of BearingPoint. You will hear a variety of perspectives on sustainable compliance management, robust business continuity and rapid access to critical data. Get actionable ideas that support your organization's compliance and risk management initiatives. For more information and to register, call (888) 203-9868 or visit www.dmreview.com/risk
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/11743/0/

Oracle Business Intelligence 10g: Delivering BI to the Masses with Less IT Cost and Complexity
Date:  June 28, 2005
Time:  2 p.m. ET
Oracle Business Intelligence 10g delivers a single, comprehensive offering designed to address the entire spectrum of analytical requirements, including information access, analysis and reporting, data integration and management. Join Henry Morris from IDC and Steve Illingworth, Senior Director of Product Management from Oracle Corporation to learn how to expand enterprise insight, while reducing the cost and complexity of building and deploying enterprise BI solutions, using Oracle Business Intelligence 10g.
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/12225/0/

Terabyte-Scale Data Analysis - Rapid Deployment on Low-Cost Hardware
Date:  June 29, 2005
Time:  1 p.m. ET
QlikView combines the speed of in-memory processing with the flexibility to handle terabyte-scale business intelligence - all on low-cost hardware. This 45 minute for this Web seminar will present a customer case study. Learn how your company can apply powerful, easy-to-use business analysis and reporting from multiple data sources with literally hundreds of millions of records - quickly, easily and affordably.
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/12085/0/

Brainstorm's Business Process Management Conference
Date:  June 28-29, 2005
Place: San Francisco
Co-chaired by Janelle Hill of META Group and Brett Champlin of the Association for Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP), this conference will provide guidance and insight to business and IT leaders looking to apply process thinking to critical business processes for organizational effectiveness. DM Review has secured as limited number of complimentary 1-day guest passes ($795 value). For details or to register, visit the site and enter Priority code: DMRSFN.
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/11447/0/

Maximize the Value of Your Data Warehouse with Master Data Management
Date:  June 30, 2005
Time:  11:30 a.m. ET
Join industry experts - Bill Inmon; Faisal Shah, CTO of Knightsbridge; and Cliff Longman, CTO of Kalido - to learn how leading-edge master data management processes, tools and techniques advance your data warehouse and data quality initiatives.
Click here to register: http://list.thomsonmedia.com/t/1897772/3262516/12226/0/

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