Tag Archives: data warehousing

Destined To Repeat The Boom Bust Cycle For Data Warehouse Funding

Thursday February 28th, 2013

I just came back from a Data Warehouse project meeting and all is well and the funding for new data conversion and load has been committed.  It’s all go again . . . . I cannot help but feel though that we are headed for another cycle of boom – bust as far as Data Warehouse project funding… Read More »

Active Predictive Intelligence – the time value of knowledge

Monday July 18th, 2011

Active Predictive Intelligence is now giving authorities the capability to plan public health initiatives and pull economic leavers in a timeframe where they can actually make a difference. How much more valuable is it to know the penetration of a flu virus up to yesterday as opposed to up to 3 months ago? Have a… Read More »

Bus commuting made tolerable with real-time data

Thursday July 14th, 2011

Most of the whining and moaning about Sydney’s public transport is usually directed at the rail network. But just think a minute about having to commute by bus in Sydney to/from locations not serviced by trains – eg. the northern beaches. I have a long history bus commuting in Sydney so I am a qualified… Read More »

Getting clues from the smart grid

Monday April 4th, 2011

As the smart grid is coming of age, David Socha makes the case for data warehousing in the utilities. Watch the video to learn about the scope of application fields.     Related PostsPooling data and analytics to power greater efficiency in water utilities Hadoop, utilities and that pesky bandwagon Will IoT & Analytics Really… Read More »

The start of a journey

Tuesday February 15th, 2011

It has been a very long time since I have sat in a class room and experienced the frustration of not understanding what is going on.  But on Saturday morning my little girls started Mandarin classes, and being a good dad I am there in the back trying to follow along and encourage them along… Read More »

Tug o’ War?

Monday July 26th, 2010

Join me in my tug o’ war as I walk the tight-rope to reach the Data Warehousing promised land.       Information  - Data Governance  - Agile Architecture  - Outside the Square Standards  - Creativity Data Quality  - Maximise data scope and volume Interface  - Cloud Security  - Self-service Data Integrity  - Completeness Metadata  -… Read More »

It’s a numbers game (of two halves)

Monday June 28th, 2010

The world centre of football is… Zurich! South Africa may be getting all of the attention at the moment, but it is here in Switzerland’s largest city that most of the important decisions are made. Zurich is, of course, home to world governing body FIFA and it is here that decisions are taken about how the… Read More »

Predicting the Future

Tuesday December 22nd, 2009

This time of year always finds me in reflective mood, contemplating the year-not-quite-yet-behind us – what I might have done differently, or better – and so the invitation to travel to Finland and to present to a TDWI meeting on “Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence 5 Years From Now” was irresistible. Between ruminating on the recent… Read More »