Achieving compelling value from information technology is critical because IT
is typically an enterprise or government agency's largest capital expense.
Increasing business complexities and technology choices create greater
demands for justification when making IT investments.
Cambridge, MA-based analyst firm Forrester Research recently reported that,
"Business and government's purchases of computer and communication equipment,
software, IT consulting, and integration services and IT outsourcing will
decline by 3% on a global basis in 2009 when measured in U.S. dollars, then
rise by 9% in 2010."
With smaller budgets, IT must validate purchases by correlating tangible
business and IT returns that align with corporate strategic objectives. This
validation should come early in the acquisition process as well as after the
implementation to demonstrate actual value and j... (more)
Data virtualization's ability to overcome hardware and software complexity
provides enterprises with an excellent opportunity to improve IT agility and
save significantly. As more enterprises seek these benefits, data
virtualization is swiftly moving from new idea to the mainstream. This
article looks at the 10 most common mistakes made by early adopters as object
lessons for helping new implementations accelerate the potential achievement
of data virtualization's benefits.
Determining where and when to use data virtualization is the source of five
common mistakes that may occur... (more)
Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer
Large enterprises and government agencies are drowning in data. IT teams
deploy a myriad of data warehouse-centric solutions - BI, predictive
analytics, data and content mining, portals and dashboards - to harness and
deliver data for intelligent decision-making.
Yet, large enterprises are also expected to act like start-ups: nimble, agile
and flexible to adapt to ever-changing market conditions. Impossible? By
examining the best practices of their successful peers and adapting these to
their own enterprises, data teams and enterprise architects... (more)
Weblogic at Cloud Expo
The intersection of data virtualization and enterprise data warehouses
represents corporate best practices for delivering the rich data assets
available in the enterprise data warehouse with the myriad sources of data
now available outside the data warehouse.
In Part Two of this two-part series, I will target improving data warehouse
efficiency by showing four best practices where data virtualization, used
alongside data warehouses, saves time and money.
Part One examined ways that data virtualization improves data warehouse
4. Data Wareho... (more)
Data virtualization has become a hot topic as enterprises and government
agencies add this maturing technology to their data integration toolkits in
pursuit of greater IT agility and lower costs.
Rising key performance indicators (KPIs) for both demand and supply clearly
tell this story. With demand exploding fivefold, and ETL, ESB and BI
vendors extending their existing data integration offerings and bringing new
data virtualization wares to market, enterprises and government agencies are
seeking a way to measure and compare the data virtualization platform
offerings availa... (more)