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"Business intelligence" is one of the hottest catch phrases circulating throughout the industry today and refers to a methodology for turning data into information. ColdFusion is a complete Web application server for developing and delivering scalable e-business applications. Business Intelligence with ColdFusion combines the two and provides a solid understanding of ColdFusion and project management principles while taking you through complete examples of how to successfully implement business intelligence. This book is geared toward the
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Overview

"Business intelligence" is one of the hottest catch phrases circulating throughout the industry today and refers to a methodology for turning data into information. ColdFusion is a complete Web application server for developing and delivering scalable e-business applications. Business Intelligence with ColdFusion combines the two and provides a solid understanding of ColdFusion and project management principles while taking you through complete examples of how to successfully implement business intelligence. This book is geared toward the experienced application developer who might be new to ColdFusion. It includes a CD with a demo of a ColdFusion server, Allaire's Homesite and Studio, and a HTML version of the book.
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Thisis is a complete, expert guide to creating ColdFusion-based web applications built on a foundation of business intelligence. Great life-cycle coverage of planning and managing business-critical web projects is combined with a complete introduction to ColdFusion development. Includes a 75-page case study, plus detailed coverage of integrating your site with SQL Server 7, including how to use SQL Server's OLAP services for sophisticated business analysis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761528432
  • Publisher: Premier Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Series: E-Business Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Project Management: A Business Intelligence Foundation
Chapter 1: Project Management: The Foundation for Business Intelligence
Realizing a Business-Intelligence Opportunity
What Items Are Considered in Project Management?
What Are the Benefits of Project Management?
How Is a Project Defined?
Conclusion
Chapter 2: The Conceptual Phase: Developing the Project Charter
Initiating the Project
Understanding the Pieces of the Charter Document
Defining the Scope Statement
Defining the Initial High-Level Schedule and High-Level Budget
Determining an Initial Risk Analysis
Gathering the Project's Historical Information
Assigning the Project Manager
Identifying and Analyzing Stakeholders
Getting the Sponsors to Sign Off on the Charter
Documenting Lessons Learned
Examining a Sample Charter Document
Conclusion
Chapter 3: The Development and Design Phase
What Is the Development Phase?
Defining the Statement of Work (SOW)
Designating and Sequencing Tasks
Determining the Critical Path
Calculating the Critical Path
Determining Resource Assignment
Determining the Update Format
Finalizing the Development Phase: Documenting Lessons Learned
Conclusion
Chapter 4: The Execution Phase
Understanding the Goals of the Execution Phase
Verifying the Project Scope
Performing Schedule Control
Establishing Guidelines for Updating Project Schedule Information
Maintaining the Project Baseline Schedule
Reviewing Project Performance to Cost
Finalizing the Execution Phase
Conclusion
PART II: Fundamentals of ColdFusion Development
Chapter 5: Introducing ColdFusion
Welcome to ColdFusion
Understanding the ColdFusion Template
Enabling Your Data: SQL Basics
Using the SELECT Statement
Using the INSERT Statement
Using the UPDATE Statement
Using the DELETE Statement
Conclusion
Chapter 6: Bringing Your Data to Life with : The Doorway to Your Data
Establishing an ODBC Data Source
Understanding the Basics of
Returning a Simple Data Set with SELECT
Adding More Functionality to
Presenting Your Output in Table Format
Implementing Results with JavaScript
Understanding Functionality
Conclusion
Chapter 7: Working with Forms
Creating Forms in ColdFusion
Processing Form Elements
Working with ColdFusion Form-Specific Processing Functions
Looking Forward: Advanced Form Functionality
Conclusion
Chapter 8: Working with Files
The Benefits of File Manipulation
Introducing
Processing a File Upload
Performing Local File Operations with
Reading and Writing Files
Conclusion
Chapter 9: E-Mail and ColdFusion
Adding E-Mail Functionality to Your Applications
Introducing the Tag
Examining a Simple Example
Attaching E-Mail Messages with
Conclusion
Part III: A Business Intelligence with ColdFusion Case Study: The ABC Company
Chapter 10: Beginning the Project
Setting Up the Case Study
Introducing the ABC Company
Utilizing ColdFusion as the Business-Intelligence Solution
Conclusion
Chapter 11: Inventing and Endorsing the Project
Introduction
Getting the Assignment: October 12, 2000
Getting Project Sponsor's Comments: October 13, 2000
Getting More Project Detail: October 13, 2000
Documenting the Sponsor's Answers: October 16, 2000
Defining the Communication Frequency with the Sponsor: October 17, 2000
Developing the Project Charter and Assigning the Project Manager: October 18, 2000
Offficial Project Manager Authorization and Project Team Definition: October 19, 2000
Assigning the Project Team Members: October 20, 2000
Defining the Scope Statement and Gathering Project Historical Information: October 23, 2000
Defining the Statement of Work and Project Deliverables: October 25, 2000
Implementing Project Communications: October 25, 2000
Defining the Project Objectives, Constraints, and Assumptions: October 25, 2000
Defining the Initial High-Level Schedule and High-Level Budget: October 26, 2000
Commitment to Project by Team Members: October 27, 2000
Determining the Initial Risk Analysis: October 30, 2000
Sponsor and Stakeholder Identification and Analysis: October 31,2000
Completing the Stakeholder Analysis: November 6, 2000
Moving Forward to the Development Phase: November 7, 2000
Conclusion
Chapter 12: Developing the Project Plan
System Development and Specification Document: November 8, 2000
Holding the Offsite Meeting: November 16-17, 2000
Developing the Statement of Work (SOW): November 16, 2000
Defining Deliverables: November 16, 2000
Breaking the WBS into Tasks and Durations: November 16, 2000
Determining the Activity Sequence and Responsibilities: November 17, 2000
Determining the Critical Path (CP): November 17, 2000
Determining the Update Cycle: November 17,2000
Evaluating Lessons Learned: November 17, 2000
The Scope Document: A Business-Intelligent Web Solution for ABC Company
Conclusion
Chapter 13: Moving Through the Execution Phase
Project Culmination: Developing the Web Site: November 22, 2000
Starting the Execution of the Bl Web Solution: November 22, 2000
Update 1: November 22 - December 22, 2000
Developing the ABC Purchasing Department Bl Web Solution
Developing the Database Structure: December 27, 2000
Designing and Developing Web Pages
Update 2: December 22 - January 22, 2001
Moving Forward with Testing, Training, and Implementation
Update 3: January 22 - March 28, 2001
Update 4 and Wrap-Up: March 28 - April 7, 2001
Conclusion
Part IV: Essentials of SQL Server 7.0
Chapter 14: Installing
SQL Server Products, Releases, and Versions
Planning a New Installation
Installing SQL Server 7.0 for the First Time
Changing Installation Options After Installation
Uninstalling SQL Server
Unattended Installation
Installed Tools
Tutorial: Inspecting an Installation
Troubleshooting Installations
Installation Inspection Checklist
Conclusion
Chapter 15: Managing Databases
Managing Servers
Managing Databases
Creating a Database
Copying, Renaming, and Dropping a Database
Installing a Database from a Script
Detaching and Reattaching a Database
The DBCC Command
Conclusion
Chapter 16: Security
Basic Concepts of SQL Server Security
Authentication Modes
Logins
Database Access
Permissions
Security Functions
Conclusion
Chapter 17: Importing and Exporting Data
Data Transformation Services (DTS)
The DTS Import and Export Wizards
The DTS Package Designer
The BCP Utility
The BULK INSERT Command
Conclusion
Chapter 18: Tuning Queries
Preparing Some Data for Analysis
Graphical Showplan
Textual Showplan
Statistics I/O
Index Analysis
Index Distribution Statistics
Conclusion
Chapter 19: Database Load Testing
Overview
Generating Test Data
Using SQL Load Simulator 2
Using Benchmark Factory
Conclusion
Chapter 20: OLAP Services
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 OLAP Services Overview
From Cross-Tabs to Cubes
Building an OLAP Data Cube
Inspecting the Foodmart Sample Cube
Conclusion
Appendix A: Overview of ColdFusion Server Administrator
What Is the ColdFusion Server Administrator?
Index
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