Q&As


Q&A: The State of IT Security

Recommendations for making data safer that won’t decimate your IT budget.

Q&A: Data Modeling Gives Structure for Move to the Cloud

Why data modeling is important in cloud-based BI.

Q&A: Data Modeling's Role in Agile Development

Why isn't data modeling part of agile development?

Q&A: Creating a More Agile Organization

Why is agile so important to organizations, and how does an organization get to an agile state?

Q&A: Getting the Most from Disaster Recovery

The disaster recovery landscape continues to shift. Here’s what you need to know to leverage the full benefits of disaster recovery and data protection.

Q&A: The Shift in Data Breaches

Breaches are targeting application because that's where the data is.

Q&A: Basic BI Takes Step-by-Step Approach

A consultant offers BI basics for executives, project managers, and developers.



Q&A: The Changing Role of the Technical Business Analyst

With so many positions being outsourced, one that remains in-house is the business analyst. We explain how the role of the analyst is changing.

Q&A: Agile Data Warehousing

We explore the difference “agile” makes in your data warehouse.

Q&A: BI Architecture in an Agile Environment

What role does BI architecture play in an agile environment?

Should Free Tools Be Used to Stretch IT's Budget?

What role can -- and should -- free tools play in an IT environment?

Q&A: The Hybrid, Multi-tenant Cloud

When should enterprises consider public and private clouds, and what should they consider when deploying the technology?

Q&A: Agile BI Presents Challenges, Rewards

Faster, more iterative BI projects promising, but take effort.

Q&A: Securing Storage in the Cloud

Moving your data to the cloud is not without risk. Here's what you need to know about securing your data.

Q&A: BI Expert Names Top Innovations

Top BI innovations include mobile devices, social networking

Q&A: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

We examine the connection between business continuity and disaster recovery, explore what business impact analysis is and who's involved, and the tools available for this analysis.

Q&A: Why Compliance is the Best Friend and Worst Enemy of Good Security

Compliance efforts will also affect the security of your data. We explore the connection and what IT can do to protect its information assets.

Q&A: Why Data Quality is a Measurable, Ongoing Effort

The value of data quality can be measured as you work.

Q&A: Managing Performance of Cloud-Based Applications and Services

Before you leap into the cloud, look at these challenges and best practices of managing performance of cloud-based services and applications.

Q&A: Working with Multiple Job Schedulers

Dealing with multiple job schedulers can be a challenge. We explore the problems, how IT goes about solving them (and how to avoid the typical mistakes), and the solutions available.