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A BRIEF HISTORY OF DATABASE DESIGN
by W. H. Inmon
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A Return on Investment For the Data Warehouse
by W. H. Inmon
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Anatomy of a Data Warehouse Record
by W.H. Inmon
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There are many approaches to the design of a data warehouse record. But whatever approach is used, the result is a design that has common characteristics with other data warehouse records.

The design that is about to be described is one where the design is for the EDW - the enterprise data warehouse.

Architecture For Information Systems
by W. H. Inmon
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If you ever want to know whether architecture is well and alive, take a drive through Santa Fe, New Mexico and treat yourself to an object lesson on architecture. Santa Fe, New Mexico, has to be the most architecturally distinctive city in the United States, possibly the world.

Attractiveness Analysis: Getting Smart
by W. H. Inmon
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It’s the economy, stupid. ” Some politicians use this simple phrase as a means of getting elected.

Bill Gates Is A Failure
by W. H. Inmon
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Bill Gates started Harvard and did not finish. Therefore Bill Gates is a failure.

Bottom Up Warehouse Development, Alice And The Mad Hatter
by W. H. Inmon
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First there was the Easter bunny. Then the tooth fairy.

Capacity Planning for the Data Warehouse Environment
by W. H. Inmon
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There is every reason to do capacity planning for the data warehouse, DSS environment. Data warehouses grow at a tremendous rate.

Charge Back in the Data Warehouse Environment
by W. H. Inmon
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As data warehouse matures as a discipline, the amount of money spent on data warehousing becomes significant. And with the rise in costs comes an awareness that charge back for DSS data warehouse processing is a necessary and most beneficial practice.

Closed-Loop/Open-Loop Architecture
by W. H. Inmon
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For many years the computer profession and business have formed a partnership that has operated under what can be termed an open-loop architecture. But with recent advances in data warehouse technology and the possibilities of the Internet, there is the possibility of what can be termed a closed-loop architecture for the marriage of business and computers.

Controlling Warehouse Costs
by W. H. Inmon
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The other day I was in London and I heard a friend complain about the cost of getting from the airport to downtown London. My friend said it cost him £3,500 pounds to get from Heathrow to Kensington.

Corporate Information Factory Components
by W. H. Inmon
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First there were applications, then online applications, followed by extract processing. Next came a spider’s web mess of data and systems, then data warehouse.

Cost Justification In The Data Warehouse
by W. H. Inmon
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The resources required for a data warehouse are notoriously difficult to justify for a variety of reasons. One reason for the difficulty in cost justification is that the benefits of data warehouse are unable to be discerned until the warehouse is built.

Credit Scoring: Getting Smart
by W. H. Inmon
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There is no denying the leverage that can be obtained with the Internet. With the Internet and eBusiness you can reach people you would have never before been able to get to and you can do so in the comfort of their own home, while they are still in pajamas.

Data Warehouse And Contextual Data: Pioneering A New Dimension
by W. H. Inmon
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Taurum per cornua prehende.

Getting The Most Out Of Your Data Warehouse Consultant
by W. H. Inmon
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As surely as dandelions grow in the springtime, consultants with gaudy resumes follow the latest trend in the industry. And data warehousing is no exception.

Managing Customer Loyalty: Getting Smart
by W. H. Inmon
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After the novelty of sending messages is over, it isn’t the way the message is sent and delivered; it is the business content and value in the message that separates success from failure.

No truer words have been spoken and they can be directly applied to the Internet environment.

Profiling The DSS Analyst
by W. H. Inmon
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The DSS analyst is the individual on whose behalf an entire sub industry of information processing has emerged. In the mold of tools to help the DSS analyst discover and probe the mysteries that are buried in the data of the corporation, there are display tools, analysis tools, access tools, storage tools, and the like.

Security Across the Corporate Information Factory
by W. H. Inmon
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The Corporate Information Factory (CIF) has grown over time from applications and data warehousing. Different components of the CIF have appeared:

THE DATA WAREHOUSE FOUNDATION
by W. H. Inmon
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The Web-based eBusiness environment has tremendous potential; it is a remarkably powerful medium for delivery of information.   But there is nothing intrinsically powerful about the Web other than its ability to deliver information.

The DSS Environment - Data Warehouse, Data Marts, And Data Mining: A Glimpse At The Past, A Peek At The Future
by W. H. Inmon
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In a short half decade or so data warehousing and its mutant forms have gone from theory derided by academics to conventional wisdom. By all accounts data warehousing is (or is being) embraced by practically every company that operates in a competitive environment.

THE FUTURE OF DATA WAREHOUSING: ALTERNATE STORAGE
by W. H. Inmon
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Ask any data warehouse developer what media data will reside on and the automatic answer is “high performance disk storage”.   Most data warehouse developers have never built a system on anything but high performance disk storage during their entire career.

Where Have All The Application Developers Gone?
by W. H. Inmon
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Once upon a time there were application programmers. Every self-respecting IT organization staff had the sensible organizational chart that contained the following:

Where's The Business Advantage In eBusiness?
by W. H. Inmon
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The greatest and most obvious advantage of the Internet is in its ability to connect people and businesses. And in connectivity lies a thousand advantages.

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