Intelligent Enterprise Top Stories of 2009 - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Software // Information Management
09:45 AM
Connect Directly

Intelligent Enterprise Top Stories of 2009

Our ten most-popular articles of the year delivered helpful advice, forward-looking insight and deep analysis. Plus, we add our list of popular 'evergreen' gems offering timeless insight.

Shelf life. That's what separates many Intelligent Enterprise articles from transient news coverage that holds momentary interest today but that quickly loses relevance. Popularity on Intelligent Enterprise also has little to do with iPhone, Web search engine wars or which celebrity topic caused Web site crashes. That qualifies as tech coverage to some, but Intelligent Enterprise readers want helpful advice, forward-looking insight and deep analysis of trends shaping enterprise-level information management, business intelligence, application and business-process challenges.

As in years past, readers were drawn to this site by top-notch content from industry-expert contributors including Kimball Group, David Stodder, Seth Grimes and Cindi Howson. Read on to uncover the must-read articles you may have missed.

Top-Ten Intelligent Enterprise Articles Published in 2009

1. The 10 Essential Rules of Dimensional Modeling. Follow the rules to ensure granular data, flexibility and a future-proofed data warehouse. Break the rules and you'll confuse users and run into brick walls. Margy Ross of Kimball Group explains.

2. Nine BI Megatrends for 2009. David Stodder looks at open-source software, dynamic interfaces, and data warehouse innovations reshaping business intelligence and information management. Get ready for the next waves that will help you ride out a tough economy.

3. Six Key Decisions for ETL Architectures. Bob Becker of Kimball Group offers best-practice advice on software vs. coding, where to integrate, how to capture changed data, when to stage data, where to correct data and what latency levels to shoot for.

4. Five Alternatives for Better Employee Dimension Modeling. The employee dimension presents one of the trickier challenges in data warehouse modeling. Joy Mundy of Kimball group presents five approaches ease the complication of designing and maintaining a 'Reports To' hierarchy for ever-changing reporting relationships and organizational structures.

5. Image Gallery: See Connections with Visualization. Seth Grimes' tour of intuitive, "next-era" techniques for exploring data and developing insights on information.

6. Take Advantage of In-Memory Analytics. As Cindi Howson of BI Scorecard explains, fast analysis, better insight and rapid deployment are among the benefits of in-memory analytics, but different products are appropriate for different environments. Read the executive summary or download the full report.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
1 of 2
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
10 Top Cloud Computing Startups
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  8/3/2020
Adding Fuel to the MSP vs. In-house IT Debate
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,  8/6/2020
How Enterprises Can Adopt Video Game Cloud Strategy
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  7/28/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Enterprise Automation: Do More with Less
In this IT Trend Report, we highlight the benefits of automation and the various tools as enterprises navigate turbulent times, try to do more with less, keep their operations running, and stay on track with digital modernizations.
Flash Poll