Here is a partial list, each with a brief description, of resources that are available to help people better understand and utilize Business Intelligence tools, data analysis and visualization and Data Warehousing.
HEDW (http://hedw.org/): 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.
TDWI (https://tdwi.org): TDWI provides individuals and teams with a comprehensive portfolio of business and technical education and research to acquire the knowledge and skills they need, when and where they need them. The in-depth, best-practices-based information TDWI offers can be quickly applied to develop world-class talent across your organization’s business and IT functions to enhance analytical, data-driven decision making and performance. TDWI advances the art and science of realizing business value from data by providing an objective forum where industry experts, solution providers, and practitioners can explore and enhance data competencies, practices, and technologies. TDWI offers five major conferences, topical seminars, onsite education, a worldwide membership program, business intelligence certification, live Webinars, resourceful publications, industry news, an in-depth research program, and a comprehensive website.
Tableau (http://www.tableau.com): 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.
Kimball Group (http://www.kimballgroup.com/ 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.
Gartner http://www.gartner.com/search/site/freecontent/simple Gartner, Inc. is an American marketing, market research and advisory firm providing information technology related insight headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. It was known as Gartner Group, Inc until 2001.
Research provided by Gartner is targeted at CIOs and senior IT leaders in industries that include government agencies, high-tech and telecom enterprises, professional services firms, and technology investors. Gartner clients include large corporations, government agencies, technology companies and the investment community. The company consists of Research, Executive Programs, Consulting and Events. Founded in 1979, Gartner has over 5,300 employees, including 1,280 in R&D, located in 85 countries.