Business Analytics: Data management comes first

Business intelligence reports can still play a vital role in today's organisations, writes Leslie Faughnan.

4th March, 2012
Business Analytics: Data management comes first
'Because the BI tools draw from the general corporate data pool, which is well managed, a high level of accuracy and reliability is ensured'.

Sometimes in IT, it is important to remember that old-fashioned or traditional methods do not necessarily mean they are wrong, or can even be superseded by newer technology.

"Old school canned reports from applications or third party 'report writers' may be somewhat unfashionable now that BI has arrived as a common and much abused term,' said Bob Duffy, data architect in Prodata. "But in fact those traditional reports have not ceased to be accurate, of...

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