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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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critical technical data  be 100% clean on critical (shared) data. Many customers, such as DOD or Wal-mart are threatening fines if data is not clean. Do you have any internal business intelligence tools, Product information management tools? If so, these will make the physical data pulls, and cleansing steps easier. If not, no big deal, you just need to be aware that you will have some overhead for some behind the scenes technical tasks that are required in the process. Dirty data manifests itself in many different anomalies, Read More

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critical technical data  and written confirmation of critical business information. If you believe your business is overwhelmed with email, you are not alone. Nonetheless, it is an efficient platform for conducting business activities. Reliance on email for conducting everyday business is now an unavoidable necessity. Along with this increasing reliance on email come significant risks and challenges such as securing, retaining and enforcing proper use of electronic communication. Email archiving helps to address these challenges Read More

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