Use these resources to better understand and utilize Business Intelligence tools, data analysis and visualization and Data Warehousing.
Gartner is the leading research and advisory company providing senior leaders with indispensable business insights, advice and tools needed to achieve mission-critical priorities. Gartner research targets CIOs and senior IT leaders in the private, public and non-profit sectors and uses hype cycles and magic quadrants to visualize its market analysis results.
The Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum is a network of higher education colleagues dedicated to promoting the sharing of knowledge and best practices regarding knowledge management in colleges and universities, including building data warehouses, developing institutional reporting strategies, and providing decision support. There are more than 2500 active members in this group, representing colleges and universities from around the world. Membership is free and an annual conference is held each year in the spring.
Interworks is an international IT consulting company that specializes in, among other services and products, Tableau. Princeton has engaged the services of Interworks for a number of years, first working with the Office of Advancement and, more recently, with CeDAR. They provide both direct support of the Princeton Tableau community through on-site engagements and make available a series of on-line webinars on a variety of Tableau-related topics. Their most recent offerings may be found at the following URL: https://interworks.com/community/webinars/ .
The Kimball Group is a focused team of senior consultants specializing in the design of effective data warehouses to deliver enhanced business intelligence. Through consulting, education, and writing, they help organizations leverage the information that’s collected by their operational systems to make better business decisions. they are the industry leader in DW/BI methodology, design and education, especially when it comes to dimensional modeling.
CeDAR engages with PMsqaure on various Cognos-related projects, leveraging PMsqaure's deep technical knowledge, industry-tested best practices, and training opportunities, to meet deadlines and deliver better services to customers.
PMsquare raises industry standards for business analytics consulting by sharing knowledge with the world, training teams to adopt their implementation methodology, and adapting to new product releases as they are introduced.
CeDAR engages with Senturus on various Cognos and Tableau-related projects. Being platform ambidextrous allows Senturus to provide clients a uniquely unvarnished and objective take when matching tools to their business requirements. Senturus also offers a variety of online and in-person Cognos and Tableau courses.
Tableau offers five main products: Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online, Tableau Reader and Tableau Public. Tableau Public and Tableau Reader are free to use, while both Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop come with a 14-day fully functional free trial period, after which the user must pay for the software. Tableau Desktop comes in both a Professional and a lower cost Personal edition. Tableau Online is available with an annual subscription for a single user, and scales to support thousands of users. CeDAR manages the relationship with Tableau (except for the Office of Development) and is responsible for all the products listed above.
TDWI provides individuals and teams with a comprehensive portfolio of business and technical education and research to acquire the knowledge and skills they need. TDWI advances the art and science of realizing business value from data by providing an objective forum where industry experts, solution providers, and practitioners explore and enhance data competencies, practices, and technologies. TDWI offers five major conferences, topical seminars, onsite education and more.