Posts Tagged ‘IBM Center of Excellence’

Data Indiscretions

Data loaded into a TM1 or SPSS model will, in most cases, include files consisting of thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of records. It is not reasonable, given the number of fields and records in files of this size, for you to visually inspect all fields in every record (of every file) for missing or […]

Importing Data into SPSS Modeler for the TM1 Developer

If you have a TM1 background it is a quick step to using SPSS Modeler -if you look for similarities in how the tools handle certain tasks like, for example, importing data. With TM1, source data is transformed and loaded into cube structures for consolidation, modeling and reporting using its ETL tool TurboIntegrator. In SPSS […]

Obstacles on the Road to Excellence – the Three-C’s

  Establishing an organizations center of excellence (COE) takes vision and a strong commitment to overcoming obstacles.  Three common obstacles often encountered on the journey towards excellence are: Complacency, Complexity and Conservatism. Complacency Complacency is the notion that “this works, it’s manageable, so why change it?” This attitude comes from the old saying, “if it’s […]