Blissful Data

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AMACOM, Feb 2, 2004 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Analyzing information and acting accordingly is a key strategic goal of every business. But vast quantities of data are of little use if they are not structured and kept in such a way as to be readily accessible and applicable. Only optimally organized information can drive maximum productivity. Blissful Data is a reader-friendly book that reveals what it takes to achieve a state of perfect organization within the environment of a successful data warehouse. This timely book will help the reader: * understand how data evolves into information that drives better decision making * recognize the pitfalls, caused by people and politics, that lead to short-sighted solutions and long-term problems * manage data warehousing costs, performance, and expectations effectively * apply project management fundamentals to data warehouse endeavors. Blissful Data includes dozens of examples, as well as case studies illustrating successful, unsuccessful, and disastrous data warehouse strategies.

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Contents

Data Warehouses Data Marts
25
Myths and Misconceptions
47
What Are Dirty Data? Where Do Dirty Data Come From?
69
Politics
93
Politics
116
Project Management
152
Data Modeling
186
Case Studies
210
Glossary
229
About the Author
245
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Margaret Y. Chu (Fullerton, CA) is a founding partner with OuterCore Professional Development, LLC, a leadership and project management consulting firm in Newport Beach.

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