Traditionally data warehouses do not contain today's data.

They are usually loaded with data via an Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) process from operational systems on a periodic basis, often nightly, but sometimes even weekly. In any case, they are a window on the past.

With the ever-growing pace of business today, are these history-based analytical data sources providing the right insights when they are most needed?

Sharing perspectives at CeBIT Australia 2012

Last week’s CeBIT Australia was probably the best I’ve been to in recent years - lots of attendees and exhibitors to share perspectives on the economy, the ICT market and the show in general. It was also an opportunity for me to share my insights on Business Intelligence (BI) in particular, how delivering a self-service BI environment can empower the workforce to make better decisions; and perhaps most importantly, ensure there is clear, unambiguous goal alignment across all functions of the company. I was honoured to be asked by CeBIT Australia to present my thoughts on this at one of the show’s presentation theatres each day of the event.

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