Best Practices for Business Intelligence

Business intelligence is more than just software. For a successful implementation, businesses need to have the right processes and infrastructure in place in addition to the right business intelligence applications.Unfortunately, a lot of implementations aren’t successful. According ...

Goals of Business Intelligence

Why do companies use business intelligence? The primary goal is stay ahead of the competition and make the right decision at the right time. Those decisions can be made around pretty much any aspect of running a business, such as:Figuring out how to increase the effectiveness of market ...

Components of Business Intelligence

While ideally the end result of business intelligence is not complex, there is a lot of complex technology involved in turning raw data into actionable information. Here are a few of the core components of a typical business intelligence deployment:Source Data Ext ...

What is Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence helps derive meaningful insights from raw data. It’s an umbrella term that includes the software, infrastructure, policies, and procedures that can lead to smarter, data-driven decision making. Related Articles:

History of Business Intelligence

The term “business intelligence” has been around for decades, but it was first used as it is today by Howard Dresner in 1988.Dresner defined business intelligence as the “concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact-based support systems.”Today, bu ...

Business Intelligence solutions architecture

The materials in the article are consistant with the products available from IBM up to January 2005. IBM products introduced or made available after that date are not covered.In today's warehouse environment, organizations are more successful with sound architectures. These architectur ...

Benefits of Mobile Business Intelligence

Respondents to Howard Dresner’s updated 2011 Mobile Business Intelligence Market Study indicated that they intended to increase the number of personnel with access to Mobile Business Intelligence (BI). And, reflective of the transition to enterprise mobility, 70% of respondents said that ...