Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Defining Business Intelligence

Richard Herschel of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia would like to see everyone reach an agreement on an ongoing discussion: What is Business Intelligence? 

With a uniform definition, Herschel argues that "we could focus on what matters - outcomes."

His suggestion for a standard is:
"Business intelligence is the application of data, technology, and analytics to gain insight and knowledge that enables decisions about people, processes, products, and services that yield positive economic outcomes."
Read Herschel's entire article on the BeyeNETWORK.

4 comments:

Akanksha said...

Hello,

SiliconIndia is organizing Business Intelligence Conference on July 31, 2010 (Saturday) in Bangalore.

At the SiliconIndia Business Intelligence Conference, you will learn about the challenges, solutions and future of BI from top industry experts and leading-edge peers. There will be exciting technical sessions, delivered by the people who know BI best – the experts who design, build and support the products, the partners and consultants who specialize in deploying Business Intelligence solutions, and the customers who use BI products each and every day. You'll experience a complete technical immersion, shared with a developer community that is passionate about all exciting developments in the business intelligence world.

Technical TRACK
Emerging Trends and Technologies in the Business Intelligence Market
BI Design and Implementation Challenges
Integrating Search and Business Intelligence
Design approaches for real-time BI
Best Practices for Data Warehousing
Building Interactive Dashboards
Building a BI Solution Leveraging Analytical Reporting
Creating and Defining Customized Analytical Functions
Analyzing Data with Advanced Visualizations
Business Intelligence for the Mobile Workforce
Open-source business intelligence (BI) tools

Customer Business Value TRACK
This track will highlight case studies from enterprises using BI products, sharing lessons learned in deploying business intelligence applications in their organizations. Learn how leading companies use BI software to improve operations, reduce inefficiencies, and enhance business performance. Case Studies: Healthcare, Banking, Telecom, Manufacturing, Insurance, Retail, Financial Services, Utilities (Power), Technology Sector, Media sector

Top Reasons to Attend
. Hear from leading minds in the industry
. Take a closer look at new tools, platforms and technologies
. Objective information on BI strategies, techniques, and technologies
. Learn development techniques & tricks
. Meet the experts and network with the BI community
. Fresh ideas and inspiration you can use immediately back at the office

DATE: July 31st, 2010 (Saturday)
TIME: 8.30 AM to 5 PM
VENUE: Nimhans Convention Center, Bangalore

TO REGISTER NOW:
You can send your nominations by responding to this mail or Call Akanksha , Events Executive on 080 43402053
We have limited Seats. Attendance is limited to maintain an intimate setting and foster dialogue among all participants. There will be a registration fee of Rs 500 only. This is towards: Access to Sessions, Tea/ Coffee & Refreshments and Lunch.

We will also encourage you to pass on this note to your colleagues so that they could benefit from this conference. Please note: You may also ask your organization/ manager to sponsor you and your colleagues to attend this exciting conference.

You don't want to miss a power packed day with several BI developers, architects, project managers and teams, IT managers and professionals, analysts and business decision makers coming together to build their BI expertise.

Regards,
Akanksha
Events Executive
silicon india
080 43402053

Akanksha said...

Hello,
SiliconIndia is organizing Business Intelligence Conference on July 31, 2010 (Saturday) in Bangalore.

At the SiliconIndia Business Intelligence Conference, you will learn about the challenges, solutions and future of BI from top industry experts and leading-edge peers. There will be exciting technical sessions, delivered by the people who know BI best – the experts who design, build and support the products, the partners and consultants who specialize in deploying Business Intelligence solutions, and the customers who use BI products each and every day. You'll experience a complete technical immersion, shared with a developer community that is passionate about all exciting developments in the business intelligence world.

Top Reasons to Attend
. Hear from leading minds in the industry
. Take a closer look at new tools, platforms and technologies
. Objective information on BI strategies, techniques, and technologies
. Learn development techniques & tricks
. Meet the experts and network with the BI community
. Fresh ideas and inspiration you can use immediately back at the office

DATE: July 31st, 2010 (Saturday)
TIME: 8.30 AM to 5 PM
VENUE: Nimhans Convention Center, Bangalore

TO REGISTER NOW:
You can send your nominations by responding to this mail or Call Akanksha , Events Executive on 080 43402053
We have limited Seats. Attendance is limited to maintain an intimate setting and foster dialogue among all participants. There will be a registration fee of Rs 500 only. This is towards: Access to Sessions, Tea/ Coffee & Refreshments and Lunch.

We will also encourage you to pass on this note to your colleagues so that they could benefit from this conference. Please note: You may also ask your organization/ manager to sponsor you and your colleagues to attend this exciting conference.

You don't want to miss a power packed day with several BI developers, architects, project managers and teams, IT managers and professionals, analysts and business decision makers coming together to build their BI expertise.

Regards,
Akanksha
Events Executive
silicon india
080 43402053

Todd Nevins - icrunchdata said...

Great definition of Business Intelligence. 'BI' tends to be a term thrown around so much, similiar to 'IT', and the definition gets long forgotten in the noise of jargon.

Thanks.

Outsourcing Philippines said...

Yeah, great definition. It adds up to our knowledge.

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