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Are you BI Lingual or Just BI Curious?
Lost in TranslationIf your organization was a celebutante, who would it be? Well, comely or not, let’s hope that when it comes to BI, you’re not a bemused

bi architecture  and D. Meers, Aligning BI with Business Strategy: How a Mission Mapped Architecture can help , DSSResources.COM, 09/10/2005. ) But the dreaded “R” word – recession - emerges and begs the question – is this the right economy for BI? Robert Abate asserts that BI has long term value that should be considered. His suggested “tools for hard times” include putting to use 1) data governance to optimize investments & 2) strategic planning/project mgmt to mitigate risks, and make wise selections.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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