To Be or not to Bi … that is the Question!
Business Intelligence (BI) is the next evolutionary jump in our information age. We are in the information age and don’t have the information architecture to process all our information. We have come from mega to giga to tera to peta storage requirements over the last few years. We will soon be living in our own information Matrix with no Neo to save us. EIS (Executive Information Systems) were the seminal technologies of BI. Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, DataVisualization, xOLAP, and Warehousing(&etl,eai,eii) are the fundamental building blocks for a solid Business Intelligence Framework. One of BI’s many promises is to give us the ability to decipher our information into a holistic view. Discerning knowledge from our “information overload” is the key to unlocking BI. This includes being able to communicate this discovered knowledge in an intuitive understandable view. The holy grail of BI is still unclear. BI has many meanings to many different people but the real meaning of BI is still evolving. We at DBmind believe that BI will be part of all Executive Management’s Dashboards combining advanced “knowledge” analytics in a viewable strategic framework. BI will be used to confirm and discover your company’s competitive edges while recognizing what your competitor’s competitive edge is.