Corporate Information Factory

Author: W. H. Inmon,Claudia Imhoff,Ryan Sousa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471437506

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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The "father of data warehousing" incorporates the latesttechnologies into his blueprint for integrated decision supportsystems Today's corporate IT and data warehouse managers are required tomake a small army of technologies work together to ensure fast andaccurate information for business managers. Bill Inmon created theCorporate Information Factory to solve the needs ofthese managers. Since the First Edition, the design of the factoryhas grown and changed dramatically. This Second Edition, revisedand expanded by 40% with five new chapters, incorporates thesechanges. This step-by-step guide will enable readers to connecttheir legacy systems with the data warehouse and deal with a hostof new and changing technologies, including Web access mechanisms,e-commerce systems, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. Thebook also looks closely at exploration and data mining servers foranalyzing customer behavior and departmental data marts forfinance, sales, and marketing.
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Decision Modelling and Information Systems

The Information Value Chain

Author: Nikitas-Spiros Koutsoukis,Gautam Mitra

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402075605

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 6061

In Decision Modelling And Information Systems: The Information Value Chain the authors explain the interrelationships between the decision support, decision modelling, and information systems. The authors borrow from Porter's value chain concept originally set out in the organizational context and apply it to a corporate IS context. Thus data, information and knowledge is seen to be the progressive value added process leading to business intelligence. The book captures key issues that are of central interest to decision support researchers, professionals, and students. The book sets out an interdisciplinary and contemporary view of Decision Support System (DSS). The first two parts of the book focus on the interdisciplinary decision support framework, in which mathematical programming (optimization) is taken as the inference engine. The role of business analytics and its relationship with recent developments in organisational theory, decision modelling, information systems and information technology are considered in depth. Part three of the book includes a carefully chosen selection of invited contributions from internationally-known researchers. These contributions are thought-provoking and cover key decision modelling and information systems issues. These chapters include: Arthur Geoffrion on restoring transparency to computational solutions, Bill Inmon on the concept of the corporate information factory, Louis Ma and Efraim Turban on strategic information systems, and Erik Thomsen on information impact and its relationship to the value of information technology. The final part of the book covers contemporary developments in the related area of business intelligence considered within an organizational context. The topics cover computing delivered across the web, management decision-making, and socio-economic challenges that lie ahead. It is now well accepted that globalisation and the impact of digital economy are profound; and the role of e-business and the delivery of decision models (business analytics) across the net lead to a challenging business environment. In this dynamic setting, decision support is one of the few interdisciplinary frameworks that can be rapidly adopted and deployed to so that businesses can survive and prosper by meeting these new challenges.
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Unternehmensweites Datenmanagement

Von der Datenbankadministration bis zum Informationsmanagement

Author: Rolf Dippold,Andreas Meier,Walter Schnider,Klaus Schwinn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322868702

Category: Computers

Page: 299

View: 9182

Das bewährte Handbuch ist derzeit das einzige umfassende und praxisnahe Buch zum Thema im deutschsprachigen Raum. Es beleuchtet das betriebliche Datenmanagement als wichtigster Grundpfeiler des Informationsmanagements aus technologischer, konzeptioneller, organisatorischer und betriebswirtschaftlicher Sicht und berücksichtigt dabei Themen wie Informationsmanagementprozesse, Informationskultur, Datenschutz und Servicemanagement (ITIL). Das Standardwerk für ein umsichtig aufgebautes IT- und Datenmanagement, wie es in jedem Unternehmen von Vorteil ist.
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The Data Warehouse Toolkit

The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling

Author: Ralph Kimball,Margy Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118732286

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 1051

Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book ondimensional modeling for data warehousing and businessintelligence! The first edition of Ralph Kimball's The Data WarehouseToolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling,and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides inthis space. This new third edition is a complete library of updateddimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collectionever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modelingpatterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new andexpanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more. Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide aseducators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in datawarehousing and business intelligence Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progressesthrough increasingly complex scenarios Presents unique modeling techniques for business applicationssuch as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting,customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries,including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications,education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand andprovide fast query response with The Data WarehouseToolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rdEdition.
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Building the Operational Data Store

Author: W. H. Inmon

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471328889

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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The most comprehensive guide to building, using, and managing the operational data store. Building the Operational Data Store, Second Edition. In the five years since the publication of the first edition of this book, the operational data store has grown from an intriguing concept to an exciting reality at enterprise organizations, worldwide. Still the only guide on the subject, this revised and expanded edition of Bill Inmon's classic goes beyond the theory of the first edition to provide detailed, practical guidance on designing, building, managing, and getting the most of an ODS. With the help of fascinating and instructive case studies, Inmon shares what he knows about: * How the ODS fits with the corporate information factory. * Different types of ODS and how to choose the right one for your organization. * Designing and building an ODS from scratch. * Managing and fine-tuning an ODS for peak efficiency. * ODS support technology. * The pros and cons of competing off-the-shelf ODS products. * The advantages and disadvantages of various hardware and software platforms. * Integrating the ODS with data marts. * Distributed metadata using the ODS. * Data aggregation within the ODS. * Business process reengineering and the ODS. * The role of standards in the ODS. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/
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Bullshit Jobs

Vom wahren Sinn der Arbeit

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608115064

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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Ein Bullshit-Job ist eine Beschäftigungsform, die so völlig sinnlos, unnötig oder schädlich ist, dass selbst der Arbeitnehmer ihre Existenz nicht rechtfertigen kann. Es geht also gerade nicht um Jobs, die niemand machen will, sondern um solche, die eigentlich niemand braucht. Im Zuge des technischen Fortschritts sind zahlreiche Arbeitsplätze durch Maschinen ersetzt worden. Trotzdem ist die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit nicht etwa gesunken, sondern auf durchschnittlich 41,5 Wochenstunden gestiegen. Wie konnte es dazu kommen? David Graeber zeigt in seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Buch, warum immer mehr überflüssige Jobs entstehen und welche verheerenden Konsequenzen diese Entwicklung für unsere Gesellschaft hat. Im Jahr 1930 sagte der britische Ökonom John Maynard Keynes voraus, dass durch den technischen Fortschritt heute niemand mehr als 15 Stunden pro Woche arbeiten müsse. Fast ein Jahrhundert danach stellt David Graeber fest, dass die Gegenwart anders aussieht: Die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit ist gestiegen und immer mehr Menschen üben Tätigkeiten aus, die unproduktiv und daher eigentlich überflüssig sind – als Immobilienmakler, Investmentbanker oder Unternehmensberater. Es sind Jobs, die keinen sinnvollen gesellschaftlichen Beitrag leisten. Es sind Bullshit-Jobs. Warum bezahlt eine Ökonomie solche Tätigkeiten, die sie nicht braucht? Wie ist es zu dieser Entwicklung gekommen? Und was können wir dagegen tun? David Graeber, einer der radikalsten politischen Denker unserer Zeit, geht diesem Phänomen auf den Grund. Ein packendes Plädoyer gegen die Ausweitung sinnloser Arbeit, die die moralischen Grundfesten unserer Gesellschaft ins Wanken bringt.
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Business Intelligence

Erkenntnisse aus der Praxis für erfolgreiche DWH-/BI-Projekte

Author: Dieter Abplanalp

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732204251

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 84

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Business Intelligence-Lösungen gehören heute in vielen Firmen zu den Standardkomponenten. Die Unternehmen benötigen in unserer globalen und schnelllebigen Geschäftswelt die richtigen Informationen, um rasch und voraussehend steuern zu können. Das gilt für das Topmanagement, aber zunehmend auch für alle Mitarbeiter eines Unternehmens. Umso erstaunlicher sind die bei der Durchführung von BIProjekten immer wieder auftretenden erheblichen Probleme. Dieter Abplanalp analysiert die Ursachen für diese Schwierigkeiten und zeigt überzeugend relevante, praxiserprobte Lösungsansätze auf. Die Leser erhalten neben dem theoretischen Grundgerüst die entscheidenden Tipps, um BIProjekte erfolgreich und industrietauglich durchzuführen. Die vorliegende Publikation „Business Intelligence“ richtet sich an Führungsverantwortliche und Informatik-Ingenieure mit Umsetzungsauftrag.
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Data Warehouse Managementhandbuch

Konzepte, Software, Erfahrungen

Author: Reinhard Schütte,T. Rotthowe,R. Holten

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642568475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 1840

Das Handbuch stellt speziell für Entscheidungsträger die Nutzungsmöglichkeiten von Data-Warehouse-Konzepten und Technologien vor. Neben den Data-Warehouse-Grundlagen werden vor allem die Einsatzgebiete, verfügbare Lösungen und praktische Erfahrungen beschrieben. Durch den kompakten Überblick über dieses wichtige Thema erhält das Management so die Möglichkeit, für das eigene Unternehmen die optimale Entscheidung zu treffen.
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Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse

Leveraging the Business Intelligence Capabilities of SAP NetWeaver

Author: Kevin McDonald,Andreas Wilmsmeier,David C. Dixon,W. H. Inmon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119104351

Category: Computers

Page: 720

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"This book is the definitive guide for SAP NetWeaver BI professionals. Based on their extraordinary expertise with the product, the authors provide deep insights about key innovations in the areas of user experience, query performance, integrated planning, and enterprise-wide data warehousing." —Stefan Sigg, Vice President, SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence The long-anticipated publication of this second edition reflects the growing success of SAP NetWeaver as well as the various Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities that are embedded with SAP BW version 7.0. Written by SAP insiders, this comprehensive guide takes into account the ever-changing features, functionality, and toolsets of SAP NetWeaver to bring you the most updated information on how to use SAP BW to design, build, deploy, populate, access, analyze, present, and administer data. You'll discover the options that are available in SAP NetWeaver and uncover a new means to improve business performance. This book reflects the process an organization goes through during an implementation of the software. The authors begin with an introduction to BI and SAP NetWeaver and quickly progress to information modeling and enterprise data warehouse concepts. You'll learn how to access and deliver meaningful analytic information to the organization, as well as perform integrated planning functions. Finally, the authors share invaluable insight on warehouse administration, performance, and security. With more than 50 percent new or revised material, this second edition of Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse shows you how to: Extract data from online transaction processing systems Store transformed data in a way that best supports reporting and analysis Use the various Business Explorer tools such as BEx Report Designer, BEx Analyzer, BEx Broadcaster, and BEx Web Application Designer Schedule, monitor, troubleshoot, and archive data loads The companion Web site contains sample chapters in Wiki format and the authors' blog where readers may enter discussions about the book and SAP. Wiley Technology Publishing Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/ Visit the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/mcdonald The companion Web site contains the sample code presented in the text of the book, plus implementation templates.
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Building the Data Warehouse

Author: W. H. Inmon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471270482

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 3126

The data warehousing bible updated for the new millennium Updated and expanded to reflect the many technological advances occurring since the previous edition, this latest edition of the data warehousing "bible" provides a comprehensive introduction to building data marts, operational data stores, the Corporate Information Factory, exploration warehouses, and Web-enabled warehouses. Written by the father of the data warehouse concept, the book also reviews the unique requirements for supporting e-business and explores various ways in which the traditional data warehouse can be integrated with new technologies to provide enhanced customer service, sales, and support-both online and offline-including near-line data storage techniques.
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Building the Customer-Centric Enterprise

Data Warehousing Techniques for Supporting Customer Relationship Management

Author: Claudia Imhoff,Lisa Loftis,Jonathan G. Geiger

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471319818

Category: Computers

Page: 512

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Strategies for leveraging information technologies to improve customer relationships With E-business comes the opportunity for companies to really get to know their customers--who they are and their buying patterns. Business managers need an integrated strategy that supports customers from the moment they enter the front door--or Web site--right through to fulfillment, support, and promotion of new products and services. Along the way, IT managers need an integrated set of technologies--from Web sites to databases and data mining tools--to make all of this work. This book shows both IT and business managers how to match business strategies to the technologies needed to make them work. Claudia Imhoff helped pioneer this set of technologies, called the Corporate Information Factory (CIF). She and her coauthors take readers step-by-step through the process of using the CIF for creating a customer-focused enterprise in which the end results are increased market share and improved customer satisfaction and retention. They show how the CIF can be used to ensure accuracy, identify customer needs, tailor promotions, and more.
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Star Schema The Complete Reference

Author: Christopher Adamson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071744331

Category: Computers

Page: 510

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The definitive guide to dimensional design for your data warehouse Learn the best practices of dimensional design. Star Schema: The Complete Reference offers in-depth coverage of design principles and their underlying rationales. Organized around design concepts and illustrated with detailed examples, this is a step-by-step guidebook for beginners and a comprehensive resource for experts. This all-inclusive volume begins with dimensional design fundamentals and shows how they fit into diverse data warehouse architectures, including those of W.H. Inmon and Ralph Kimball. The book progresses through a series of advanced techniques that help you address real-world complexity, maximize performance, and adapt to the requirements of BI and ETL software products. You are furnished with design tasks and deliverables that can be incorporated into any project, regardless of architecture or methodology. Master the fundamentals of star schema design and slow change processing Identify situations that call for multiple stars or cubes Ensure compatibility across subject areas as your data warehouse grows Accommodate repeating attributes, recursive hierarchies, and poor data quality Support conflicting requirements for historic data Handle variation within a business process and correlation of disparate activities Boost performance using derived schemas and aggregates Learn when it's appropriate to adjust designs for BI and ETL tools
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Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies

Author: Adam, Frederic

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048444

Category: Computers

Page: 1019

View: 9041

As effective organizational decision making is a major factor in a company's success, a comprehensive account of current available research on the core concepts of the decision support agenda is in high demand by academicians and professionals. Through 110 authoritative contributions by over 160 of the world's leading experts the Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies presents a critical mass of research on the most up-to-date research on human and computer support of managerial decision making, including discussion on support of operational, tactical, and strategic decisions, human vs. computer system support structure, individual and group decision making, and multi-criteria decision making.
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SAP BW Datenbeschaffung

Author: Norbert Egger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898425360

Category: SAP Business Information Warehouse

Page: 574

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Business Analysis for Business Intelligence

Author: Bert Brijs

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439858373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 4915

Aligning business intelligence (BI) infrastructure with strategy processes not only improves your organization's ability to respond to change, but also adds significant value to your BI infrastructure and development investments. Until now, there has been a need for a comprehensive book on business analysis for BI that starts with a macro view and gradually narrows it down to real-world tips, templates, and discussion material BI analysts need to know. Covering the concepts, tools, and background required for successful BI projects, Business Analysis for Business Intelligence describes how to use business intelligence to improve your analysis activities. It outlines a proven framework for developing data models and solutions that fit your organization’s strategy. Explaining how to avoid common pitfalls, it demonstrates how to use continuous improvement to create a strategic knowledge organization and establish a competitive advantage. Links proven theories with practical insights Describes the questions you need to ask yourself or the client when turning data into information Includes discussion items and templates suitable for both IT and business professionals Illustrates the root causes behind poor performance management Outlines the steps needed to get your BI project started correctly The book details a framework based on time-tested theories, empirical data, and the author’s experience analyzing strategic processes in dozens of organizations across a range of industries—including financial, logistics, food production, health, telecom, government, and retail. Providing you with the tools to achieve enduring success, the book can help your organization develop successful BI projects and fine-tune them to match the strategic decision making process in your organization.
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Professional Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 with MDX

Author: Sivakumar Harinath,Robert Zare,Sethu Meenakshisundaram,Matt Carroll,Denny Guang-Yeu Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118059573

Category: Computers

Page: 1056

View: 3076

When used with the MDX query language, SQL Server Analysis Services allows developers to build full-scale database applications to support such business functions as budgeting, forecasting, and market analysis. Shows readers how to build data warehouses and multi-dimensional databases, query databases, and use Analysis Services and other components of SQL Server to provide end-to-end solutions Revised, updated, and enhanced, the book discusses new features such as improved integration with Office and Excel 2007; query performance enhancements; improvements to aggregation designer, dimension designer, cube and dimension wizards, and cell writeback; extensibility and personalization; data mining; and more
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Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems

Revolutionizing Data Integration for Data Warehouses

Author: Rick van der Lans

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123978173

Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 2756

Data virtualization can help you accomplish your goals with more flexibility and agility. Learn what it is and how and why it should be used with Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems. In this book, expert author Rick van der Lans explains how data virtualization servers work, what techniques to use to optimize access to various data sources and how these products can be applied in different projects. You’ll learn the difference is between this new form of data integration and older forms, such as ETL and replication, and gain a clear understanding of how data virtualization really works. Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems outlines the advantages and disadvantages of data virtualization and illustrates how data virtualization should be applied in data warehouse environments. You’ll come away with a comprehensive understanding of how data virtualization will make data warehouse environments more flexible and how it make developing operational BI applications easier. Van der Lans also describes the relationship between data virtualization and related topics, such as master data management, governance, and information management, so you come away with a big-picture understanding as well as all the practical know-how you need to virtualize your data. First independent book on data virtualization that explains in a product-independent way how data virtualization technology works. Illustrates concepts using examples developed with commercially available products. Shows you how to solve common data integration challenges such as data quality, system interference, and overall performance by following practical guidelines on using data virtualization. Apply data virtualization right away with three chapters full of practical implementation guidance. Understand the big picture of data virtualization and its relationship with data governance and information management.
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Das BilderBuch -

des nützlichen und unnützen Wissens

Author: David McCandless

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641091993

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2893

Sehen und verstehen – was Sie in diesem Buch entdecken, wird Ihnen nicht mehr aus dem Kopf gehen. Noch nie war Wissen so schön anzusehen. Noch nie waren Zusammenhänge so leicht zu durchschauen. Das Visualisierungsgenie David McCand less erschafft aus Zahlen, Daten und Fakten einzigartige und unvergessliche Grafiken und Bilder, die unsere Synapsen zum Schwingen bringen. In welchem Land werden die meisten Bücher gelesen? Welcher Bart passt zu welchem Gesicht? Welche Musikstile beeinflussen sich wie? Welche Moralvorstellungen verbinden sich mit welcher Religion? Was verbraucht mehr Kalorien: Blümchensex oder Lesen? Welche alternativen Heilmethoden haben welche wissenschaftliche Evidenz? David McCandless ist einer der angesagtesten Informationsdesigner und gehört zu einer neuen Generation von Journalisten. Er setzt spannende Fakten ebenso überzeugend ins Bild wie komplizierte Zusammenhänge. Mithilfe von Farben und Formen macht er Wissen sichtbar. So entsteht aus über einhundert originellen Bildern ein Kaleidoskop aus nützlichem und unnützem Wissen, das einfach Spaß macht. Hoher Spaßfaktor! Ein »Lesegenuss« voller Anregungen und Überraschungen, bestens als Geschenk geeignet.
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Ten projects you can do with Microsoft SQL Server 7

Author: Karen L. Watterson,Bill Shadish,Garth Wells

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 686

View: 5145

Karen Watterson walks readers through 15 real-world projects that they can instantly use or customize. One of the projects is how to create a Data Mart and Data Warehouse with SQL Server 7.0, using SQL server for knowledge management. The CD-ROM contains all code for the 15 projects.
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