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From Data to Decisions III

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - 16:04
Today’s senior managers are tempted to begin analytics programs before determining the mission-essential questions they are seeking data to answer.  Older data-based analytics efforts often grew out of the discoveries of line employees who made connections and saw patterns in data after receiving new software or hardware that helped them make sense of what they were studying.

The Case for Data Integration

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - 7:08
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 07:02
Enterprises today are investing massive resources in data integration. Many possess thousands of point-to-point data integration applications that are costly, undocumented and difficult to maintain. Data integration now accounts for a major part of the expense and risk of typical data warehousing and business intelligence projects. A previous post laid out some recommendations for a data integration strategy.

Execution – the Last of the Es of 5E Framework

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - 13:26
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 12:17
Execution – the Last of the Es: Having skilled personnel and management, including governance, in place is another foundational element of picking consolidation targets. Budget constraints, investment scrutiny and customer satisfaction concerns necessitate investigation of this final and likely the most expensive criterion.

Execution – the Last of the Es of 5E Framework

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - 13:26
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 12:17
Execution – the Last of the Es: Having skilled personnel and management, including governance, in place is another foundational element of picking consolidation targets. Budget constraints, investment scrutiny and customer satisfaction concerns necessitate investigation of this final and likely the most expensive criterion.

Expenditure – the First of the Es of 5E Framework

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 - 11:07
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:03
Expenditure – the First of the Es: The basic principle of finance is a dollar spent today is more expensive than a dollar spent tomorrow due to cost of capital. Furthermore, tomorrow’s innovations will likely render today’s technology  cheaper in future (think Moore’s law). CIOs, in partnership with their CFOs, should balance the need for consolidation today with savings that postponement can bring. Likewise, they should scrutinize the relative merits of cost saving alternatives.

The 5E Framework for Targeted IT Consolidation

Monday, February 21st, 2011 - 16:17
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 14:58
The 5E Framework for Targeted IT Consolidation – First in a Series: Ted Levitt, a marketing author, observed “People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole!” When considering IT consolidation, it’s easy to be snared in the vicious circle of how, when and what.