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BI Hits the Road
Just when we thought that business intelligence (BI) systems were headed straight for the cloud, new BI applications are already being developed for another

characteristic words  is a mainstream business characteristic, and BI vendors are seeking to address the challenge of providing customers with the necessary mobile tools. Growing adoption of mobile BI technology is partly explained by the adoption of Web technologies that enable both mobile providers and BI vendors to meet at a point where it’s possible to offer data visualization and analysis tools for use in mobile devices. But Is It all about Seeing the Results? Well, the answer to this question is both yes and no. The

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Don't Be Overwhelmed by Big Data


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