Growing data volumes, technological change and increased business opportunities are furthering the data warehousing debate of buy or build.
Old data warehouses are being forced to adapt to new environments, learning new techniques, tactics and tricks.
This is the hotly debated topic featured in the lead article of this edition of BI Trends and Strategies. Learn from expert Lou Agosta how DWs are evolving to accommodate technological innovation, big data and an influx of new data types, such as social networking, and why this is necessary. Agosta also explains how Web-based companies, such as Amazon, Google, Yahoo and Facebook, are at the forefront of this innovative front.
Further, gain insight from author Alan R. Earls on why spreadsheets are still persistent parts of BI and strategies for incorporating them into your BI processes without causing data problems. Education expert Richard Herschel explains that a lack of BI and analytics skills in today's workforce calls for colleges and universities to elevate their BI and analytics programs to ensure quality workers can meet current and future enterprise demands.
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