Finding Oracle business intelligence experts
Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson
In a world where anyone can proclaim
themselves an Oracle business intelligence expert, you have to
carefully research the qualifications and experience of any Oracle
professional who claims to be expert in business intelligence,
decision support systems, data mining and Oracle OLAP. There
is a rash of foreigners who are publishing in Oracle Business
Intelligence, puffing their credentials and real skills, creating a
credibility vacuum on the Oracle community.
I'm an Oracle business intelligence expert
because I have been performing OLAP and DSS analysis for more than 20 years,
starting with magnetic tapes and SAS software. In the years hence I have
served as the Chairman of the IDMS Large User Advisory Committee, Published
academic research on decision support systems, and worked extensively with
Oracle business intelligence technology for systems that controlled billions of
Finding an Oracle Business Intelligence Expert
It's sad that there are many imposters in the
IT profession today and there are some guidelines for finding a real business
A Published resume - There are lots
of fakers and pretenders in Oracle business intelligence and many
self-proclaimed experts who refuse to publish their resumes. All real
Oracle business intelligence experts are proud of their resume and work
Use a expert in the USA - In Oracle
business intelligence, it's critical to choose an expert who resides in your
country. Data privacy laws vary widely between countries, and you must
be able to get protection from your laws. This is especially important
for Oracle BI since BI experts have access to all of your confidential
information. Any Oracle BI expert should have a complete background
Verify credentials - It's
highly unlikely that a layman could acquire the equivalent of graduate-level
studies in the complex architectures of Oracle OLAP, decision support
systems and multivariate statistics. These educational foundations are
indispensable for a real Oracle business intelligence professional.
Check publications - All real
Oracle business intelligence experts will publish extensively, doing BI
research in academic journals, writing books and publishing in professional
magazines. Remember, there is a big difference between journals like
"Information and Management" and online magazines, and the real experts will
be chosen to write business intelligence books by major publishers.
Verify Experience - By definition, gaining
expertise in business intelligence requires decades of real-world
experience, and not just within the Oracle BI tools. It's rare to find
an Oracle BI expert under the age of 45 years-old.
These are just a few tips for weeding-out
false Oracle BI "experts" and ensuring that you get the expert business
intelligence support that you are seeking.
|If you need a real Oracle business intelligence expert for your
Oracle project, don't take changes with unknown foreigners or
self-aggrandizing consultants. Choose a BI consultant with a
proven track-record of success in implementing complex Oracle systems.
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