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New BI demands pushing data architecture limits
This article is part of the BI Trends + Strategies issue of Issue 3 March 2012
We all know change is constant in IT. But when we are responding to demands to extract value from new forms of the most important asset in modern competitive business— information—and are busily managing the resulting increased data volumes, change is both constant and fast-paced. Don’t get left behind: With “big data” increasingly taking hold, the five-year future is going to bring major transformations in the way that information systems are built to support business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications. It’s going to be more about the net additive effect of new possibilities than about dismantling current technology investments. It’s going to be about seriously using information for BI and analytics through the exploitation of all possible data, including data that is larger than anything you’ve experienced to date, providing less value “per byte” and requiring new data management methods. It’s going to be about exploiting information sooner in its lifecycle— as soon as possible. Maturity in business intelligence is...
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