Dear Readers,

This month, DM Review would like to welcome three new columnists that bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, adding to an already strong core of columnists featured every month.

Craig Schiff's column, "Maximize Business Performance," will cut through the hype and misconceptions that surround business performance management (BPM). Craig will provide a detailed look at the components of BPM and study the best practices, process methodologies and major trends. He has worked with BPM for more than 20 years and was one of the early pioneers in this space as one of the founders of Hyperion Solutions, OutlookSoft and now BPM Partners. A published author and popular speaker, he also chairs the DCI Performance Management Conference.

"Business Dimensional Modeling" by Laura Reeves will focus primarily on how to gather business requirements, architecture design, dimensional model development and project management. Laura is a coauthor of The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit and has more than 18 years of experience in the data warehouse industry. She is also a regular speaker for TDWI, which is one of the top conferences for data warehousing and business intelligence.

Rick Sherman's column, "Data Integration Advisor," will focus on how to approach the topic of data integration by better leveraging data as a strategic asset. Rick will introduce us to the Data Integration Framework, a combination of processes, standards, people and tools used to transform enterprise data into information for tactical operations reporting and strategic analysis. Rick, a published author and industry speaker, has more than 17 years of business intelligence and data warehousing experience.

After reading their columns over the next several months, I know that you will be as excited as I am about their willingness to share their expertise!

Don't miss this month's special insert ­ the Total Information Quality Management poster. Our thanks to Larry English for sharing his Six Processes of TIQM and his 14 Points of Information Quality in this format. This poster should find a home on your office wall so it can serve as a daily reminder of the steps that are necessary to exploit information's value as an enterprise resource.

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