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Business Intelligence: Putting Information to Work

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Data analysis is critical to your company’s survival. But efforts to collect data about your organizational processes, financial situation, and business performance—and consolidate and analyze it—are hampered by inconsistent data sources, problems with data quality, and a lack of clarity about how to use it. Learn about four trends that are now shaping the ways companies use BI and BI systems to improve their operations.


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