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Rick Sherman

Welcome! In addition to data integration, my BeyeNETWORK blog will include observations on the business and technology of performance management, business intelligence and data warehousing. Most posts will be hosted on my Data Doghouse blog, so feel free to leave comments here or on the Data Doghouse. If you'd like to suggest topics or ask me any questions, please email me at rsherman@athena-solutions.com.

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Rick has more than 20 years of business intelligence (BI), data warehousing (DW) and data integration experience. He is the founder of Athena IT Solutions, a Boston-based consulting firm that provides DW/BI consulting, training and vendor services; prior to that he was a director/practice leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Sherman is a published author of more than 50 articles, an industry speaker and has been quoted in CFO and Business Week. He also teaches data warehousing at Northeastern University's graduate school of engineering. You can reach him at rsherman@athena-solutions.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rpsherman.

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(This is part of our ongoing Series of Unfortunate Data Warehousing
and Business Intelligence Events. Click
for the complete series, so far
.)

A fundamental flaw of many business intelligence solutions is recreating
what the company is already using for reporting and analysis. This
takes one of two paths:

1)    The data warehouse is built
using essentially the source systems' data model.

2)    The other end of the spectrum from 3NF is recreating your
current reporting solutions, often data shadow systems or spreadmarts,
that basically flatten out the data.


Click to read the complete post at the Data Doghouse.


Posted June 17, 2010 2:48 PM
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