A consultant specializing in architectural integration, business intelligence and data management, Joyce takes a logical approach to complicated data issues.
Posts by Joyce Norris-Montanari:
Mar 18, 2013 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
I cannot tell you how many times I have had customers that do not have a specific vision for their data. What I mean by this is that there is no data strategy.
Mar 11, 2013 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
To allow file uploads into your business intelligence environment or not to allow file uploads – what is your decision? I have a tendency to look at this issue like this:Someone on the business side needs this data – and probably needs to looking at existing data another way. For example, rolling up sales data to different sales regions or categories. The…
Mar 04, 2013 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
I have encountered quite a few companies that are now anticipating the move of as many of their source systems as possible into SAP. I think this is probably a good decision for quite a few of these organizations. However, in doing so, we must keep or create data management guidelines and principles that take into consideration data governance,…
Feb 25, 2013 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
I am asked quite frequently whether a company needs master data. Actually, I believe everyone has master data, it just depends on whether your company wants to manage their master data or not.
Feb 04, 2013 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
OK, finding a state called Texas in the country of Taiwan, in the state table, blew my mind away! I actually took the time to look up everything about Taiwan to make sure there was nothing (and I mean nothing) called Texas in Taiwan. So how did this get in the table? Some process could have caused the issue…
Jan 14, 2013 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
I was looking at the number of employment opportunities that had the word HADOOP in them. I found it fascinating that a new technology could be adopted by the industry so quickly, and show up on the employment websites. But why would Hadoop be considered by every enterprise? I don’t think it should be. Here’s why:
Jan 07, 2013 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
Do you think we can really create an environment where data is at your fingertips? Can you imagine no IT interaction – just analyze the data! Sounds like nirvana for the business user, but for all of us “data people,” it sounds very difficult to do. Not impossible, but an ongoing endeavor. Here are the steps I would start with:
Dec 17, 2012 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
During the end of the year there seems to ALWAYS be a slow down on projects. Maybe it is because people are taking all their vacation, or maybe the budget has been cut and projects are stalled until after the first of the year. No matter what the reason is, THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME TO ORGANIZE the data models and the database tables to get ready for action in 2013. I think this year I will tackle the following:
Dec 10, 2012 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
I think NOT! I have read a lot of articles lately on data integration and quality, especially for companies that are embarking on large conversions. Every one of the articles stated that data quality was a critical step for success in any conversion. So, why do companies have a tendency to overlook or jerry-rig the data quality?