Business Intelligence, The Top Priority For CIOs For 2009 And 2010
How can you make the right and most efficient decision when identifying better solutions to improve on and apply to the overall performance of your organization? Big and small companies collect information to assess the business environment i.e. to acquire a sustainable competitive advantage in the business environment and also cover the areas of marketing research, industry research and competitive analysis.
Another reason companies may find it challenging is because they often have long delivery cycles in their IT departments, for example, if you’re using a waterfall approach where you have to define the requirements up front, get them approved then go into a six month delivery cycle, quite often what you’re delivering isn’t what the end user requires any more because business has moved on. This means that to implement business intelligence solutions it’s strongly recommend that a more agile development approach is taken where shorter delivery cycles are used and the end user is continuously consulted (i.e. what they want, what their priorities are etc).
A data warehouse appliance is an all in one solution, hardware, database software and networking software, that allows you to take data from disks, filter it, present it out and build queries from terabyte databases, it’s ideal for very large databases and very large data solutions.
This book will be valuable to data management and BI professionals, including senior and middle-level managers, Chief Information Officers and Chief Data Officers, senior business executives and business staff members, database or software engineers, and business analysts.
One way you could start a career in business intelligence is by getting accepted for an internship working at a company with a dedicated analytics department that can teach you about DSS software Some of the big-name companies of this kind include Facebook, Google, and Linkedin, but there are many others you can find, with even more on the horizon as digital technologies continue to evolve.