Access "Faster data delivery livens BI performance, user satisfaction"
This article is part of the Issue 5 May 2012 issue of The biggest obstacles of data science
Chances are your business users are demanding faster access to business intelligence (BI) data -- daily instead of weekly or monthly in some cases, in real or near real time in others. And they’re not likely to want to hear excuses about why you can’t meet those demands for increased BI performance levels. In addition, many end users are no longer content with canned reports or prebuilt queries, which can further complicate efforts to speed BI data delivery. “The type of information they are asking for is not standard or defined, exactly,” said Soumendra Mohanty, an India-based consultant who heads Accenture’s global information management services unit. “It is much more ad hoc and exploratory in nature.” Instead of “getting drowned in numerous reports,” Mohanty added, users increasingly want to be able to rapidly access “precise information that guides them to make smart decisions.” And with the ever-increasing use of smartphones and tablet PCs, many want to see that data while they’re outside the office or away from their desks, he said. More on managing ... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
BI benefits in reach for SMBs, but some effort required
by Lyndsay Wise
Successful BI for small and midsize businesses isn’t just about implementing software. They have work to do before deployments to make sure systems will be readily adopted and produce valid results.
- BI benefits in reach for SMBs, but some effort required by Lyndsay Wise
Faster data delivery livens BI performance, user satisfaction
by Alan R. Earls, Contributor
With business users looking to get their hands on business intelligence data more quickly, making BI systems more flexible and responsive is becoming a priority in many organizations.
Split personalities put data scientists in play
by Claudia Imhoff and Colin White
These specialists are in high demand these days, but who are they really? Scientists? Analysts? Statisticians? In fact, they are each of these and more.
- Faster data delivery livens BI performance, user satisfaction by Alan R. Earls, Contributor
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
Getting down to business on big data analytics
Capturing and storing big data is one thing; reaping real business value and competitive advantages from varied collections of structured and ...
In-memory analytics tools and big data: A potent mix?
Big data can become a key competitive weapon for organizations -- if they can successfully implement systems and processes for analyzing their ...
Visual Discovery Tools: Market Segmentation and Product Positioning
This report explores the market for in-memory visualization tools, which provide speed-of-thought analysis to power users and interactive ...