Business Intelligence: Core Concepts and Technologies


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Business and IT decision makers need to maintain a clear distinction between true BI and gratuitous data. This research note provides that delineation by addressing the following key areas:

  • A working definition of BI – what it is and what it is not.
  • A summary of common BI tool types, with examples.
  • Key considerations prior to adoption.
  • Recommendations for high-level BI planning.

IT and business leaders can leverage this information to develop a solid grasp of BI and ensure the initiative does not stray too far from the core principles.


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    Yogi Schulz | 01-23-2010

    Great synopsis; enough detail to be useful

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    Vin Vijayan | 01-27-2010

    great article , sums up BI very well.

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    Mark Rowell | 01-26-2012

    Good summary

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    John Joyner | 03-04-2012

    Nice and simple! A great way to set upper management straight on what BI actually is.

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