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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) Conference in San Diego: The Agile Approach to Business Intelligence (BI)


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bi data warehouse architecture  The Conference and Agile BI Besides the data warehousing and BI core concept courses, there will be an interesting myriad of events taking place in the conference to address possible ways to apply the agile methodology to BI solutions. It will begin with presentations from Wayne Eckerson (“ The Secrets of Creating an Agile, Adaptable BI Environment ”) and Ken Collier (“ Katabatic Winds of Business Intelligence ”), and there will be a promising set of training sessions given by Ralph Huges, an Read More

The Truth about Data Mining


It is now imperative that businesses be prudent. With rising volumes of data, traditional analytical techniques may not be able to discover valuable data. Consequently, data mining technology becomes important. Here is a framework to help understand the data mining process.

bi data warehouse architecture  the components of Microsoft''s BI suite. It includes several data mining algorithms developed through collaboration between the Microsoft research and SQL Server product teams. SQL Server data mining integrates with other parts of the BI suite: analysis services, integration services, and reporting services. In Conclusion It is essential to lay the groundwork for the complex process of data mining. This includes having a thorough understanding of business data entities and their interrelationships. In Read More

Ask the Experts Question: Do Organizations Really Need a Physical Data Warehouse Structure?


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Unlocking Hidden Value from Investments in SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse


Extending the capabilities and value of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse is a concern for users. To improve data use and fact-based decision making, and reduce stranded spreadsheets, SAP users can choose a business intelligence (BI) software solution such as IBM Cognos 8, with budgeting, planning, and forecasting functions. Find out more about how you can improve your business performance management content with BI.

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Distilling Data: The Importance of Data Quality in Business Intelligence


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Protecting Critical Data


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Agile Data Masking: Toward a More Secure and Agile Enterprise


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Warehouse Management Systems by the Numbers


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