Leveraging Information and Intelligence

If there is one thing I hear from SOA/EA architects out there is that it's difficult to get the design, development, and deployment teams focused on the data. The real fun seems to be in the services and processes,... Read More..

SaaS BI Growing

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Did you hear about SaaS BI? It's going to be exploding. "Mounting evidence suggests that in 2010, the hottest segment in BI (business intelligence) software will revolve around offerings delivered from the cloud, thanks to increased product sophistication, strained... Read More..
I loved this Information Management article by J. Brooke Aker talking about the links organizations can make between the semantic Web and MDM. "MDM requires extensive understanding of business terminology and the context and importance of data. Furthermore, much... Read More..
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Who would have thought that BI would have a downside? However, like any powerful tool you can do good with it, or bad. While the idea behind business intelligence is to cull the right information from billions of individual... Read More..
Those who are charged maintaining data already understand the need for data governance, but few actually practice it well. Why? It's really a matter of priorities really. Budgets and understanding best practices come to mind, as does the need... Read More..
I think these are mandatory at this point, so here are mine. Forgive me. More consolidation in the data integration world. Most of the data integration companies have been around for a long time, and they are either huge... Read More..
In most cases Data Integration has to be sold within the enterprise. Indeed, if you're doing Data Integration right, you'll find that the cost quickly goes well into the millions. Thus you'll need executive approval for that kind of... Read More..
I can tell when Gartner releases a "Magic Quadrant" because I get a dozen or so e-mails from vendors wanting me to know how well they did. "We're leaders." "We're visionaries." I get it. Of course, this week the "Magic... Read More..

Industry expert Dave Linthicum tells you what you need to know about building efficiency into the information management infrastructure

David Linthicum

David Linthicum is the CTO of Blue Mountain Labs, and an internationally known distributed computing and application integration expert. View more

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