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Data Warehousing

We pride ourselves on our expertise in Data Warehousing gained from working on some of the largest data warehouses in the UK including organisations like Transco, BMW, Inland Revenue, Cadburys and Barclays.

Experts in Data Warehousing

Data WarehousingIT Performs have not recently become involved in data warehousing as it has become more popular, but started specialising in this field back in the mid 90's. This first hand experience, evolving over many years, and passion to keep improving what we do and how we do it now means our customers can avoid many of the pitfalls, reduce the risk and gain far more value from their investment and their data.

Early on we realised that building a Data Warehouse required a different mind set than traditional transaction based systems. We have continued to refine our approach and techniques such that now we can rapidly design and build the 'optimum' data warehouse first time. Something many, non specialist, IT people struggle to achieve. We often see projects that do not deliver on expectation due to a poor design. The end result is a poorly performing, very costly data warehouse solution that fails to deliver any real value to the business. Don't become another statistic:

According to Gartner:

"more than 50% of data warehouse projects will fail outright or receive limited user acceptance"

IT Performs provides its customers with the following advice to ensure they get it right first time:

Business & People Aspects

  • Establish a corporate culture that is receptive to Business Intelligence
  • End user management to ensure full adoption and maximum value
  • Management framework to deliver results
  • Pragmatic consideration of data governance & data quality
  • Internal skills and resources are capable to deliver
  • Methods and approach are fit for purpose - best practices are adopted
  • Performance Management - close the loop and validate the action taken is having the desired affect

Technical Aspects

  • Selection of appropriate hardware & software tools
  • Data Warehouse Design (Dimensional Modelling)
  • Extract Transform & Load (ETL) process design
  • Database configuration and tuning to deliver 'speed of thought' performance
  • Metadata Management - to reduce risk, speed up development, improve maintainability and ensure accuracy
  • Report design - ensure information is presented to the right people in the right format
  • Data Analysis - guided analysis to find the needed information quicker

But again, don't take our word for it, look to respectable analyst findings:

"META Group found in a recent survey that the primary differentiator between successful and unsuccessful Data Warehouse projects was consultant usage. Highly successful projects
averaged 50% of the project team from external sources, while on less successful
projects no more than 20% of the team was made up of consultants"

Reduce Your Risk & Increase Success

The clear message from this research is that the opportunity for success is greatly enhanced by utilising the skills of specialist consultancies such as IT Performs.

Video - Do I need a Data Warehouse?

Glen Westlake answers the question 'Do I need a data warehouse?' in this short video:

Click for Video - Do I need a data warehouse?

For more information or advice on Data Warehousing, please get in touch and one of our specialists will get back to you, call 0121 323 1066 or complete our short form below:

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