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ETL Data Preprocessing and Normalization: 4 Steps to Cleaner, Better Data

In my last blog entry, I highlighted that the analysis of data in its cleanest, most standardized form is a pinnacle in the performance and growth of a business. In this blog entry, I would like to talk about some of the steps you can take to achieve the cleanest form of data. Real-world data, […]

What is the role of the BI data architect in the age of the Citizens Analyst? What is the Citizens Analyst anyway?

On October 20th at a packed event just outside Boston, the Informatica World Tour returns! Learn about the latest “information age” technologies from Informatica.  And this year Corporate Technologies is honored to be a featured guest on the topic of “how to lead in the age of the Citizens Analyst” – perhaps the most critical […]

How to use SAP Lumira as the Swiss Army Knife of accelerated data exploration and governed discovery

Like the Swiss Army Knife which is known to pack a powerful toolset into pocket-sized companion, SAP Lumira packs a powerful punch when it comes to helping BI users accelerate data exploration and governed discovery. Data exploration, governed data discovery and intuitive visualization are the key enterprise data topics today. User-driven data blending, analytic models, […]

Qlik Associative Analytics: 4 Colors That Reveal More Facts

Traditional, relation-based analysis is usually driven by the database and the SQL-based paradigm of joins, hierarchies and result sets. In this top-down, or tree-based, model, when filtering, drilling or slicing, we narrow the data set we are working with. As my colleague Lou Bushinsky wrote in his Disrupting BI series blog, technology is rapidly reshaping […]

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