These abbreviations are employed at times in text and diagrams of this book.

BI Business Intelligence

CIF Corporate Information Factory

EA Enterprise Architecture

EDW Enterprise Data Warehousing

DAMA Data Management Association

DBMS Database Management System

DW/BI Data warehousing/business intelligence

ERP Enterprise Resource Planning

IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IT Information Technology

OID Object Identifier

OLAP Online analytical processing (DW/BI applications)

OLTP Online Transaction Processing (transaction capture applications)

PMO Project or Program Management Office

RUP Rational Unified Process

SDLC Systems Development Lifecycle

SID Surrogate Identifier

SLA Service Level Agreement

TDWI The Data ...

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