Logo

Blog posts and articles that are not part of a series.


Why I still label myself as a Business Intelligence Architect

| 8 March 2017 | Others
Image of a marsh
I still label myself as a Business Intelligence architect and I’m proud of that. Over the last 20 years, BI practitioners have gathered a body of knowledge of effective methods to enable people to create value in their businesses or services, by using information. That’s what BI is about. The origin of that information,... keep on reading

Gartner’s logical data warehouse: my interpretation of a concept

| 24 May 2017 | Others

I’ve always regarded Gartner’s logical data warehouse as a conceptual framework: food for thought. It is both the accumulation of observations made on how organizations have shifted their data management practices as well as a discussion paper on what is required of modern data management for analytics. The logical data... keep on reading

Secured Data Container method, a pragmatic approach for dealing with sensitive data in a BI environment

| 17 June 2017 | Others

Processing sensitive data is a challenge in most BI environments. You can categorise sensitive data into business sensitive data and data subject to compliance. Business sensitive data is marked as sensitive by the owners of the data. An example is cost price calculations. Legislation drives what data is subject to... keep on reading

Data and AI in an analytical world

| 28 June 2018 | Others
Illustration with the article 'Data and AI in an analytical world'
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has had a long history up until now, remaining in university labs for a number of years before coming of age. Today, connectivity and computing power have reached a turning point where it is viable to apply algorithms locally. This opens up a whole new set of applications, some of which will make... keep on reading