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Obtain A Competitive Edge With Data Discovery And Generate Business Value

Learn how to make the best of your data with data discovery

Data discovery describes the process through which businesses collect data from a variety of sources and apply it towards generating real business value. Businesses can benefit from an improved data-driven decision-making, enhance their business models, easily share insights across departments, and propel intelligent strategies.

Being a data-driven organization starts with understanding your data. Whether they are an IT specialist, or a CIO, or a Project Manager, in the modern, digital world, all business users need to be able to access and understand data.

It is an approach to data that supports business success and ensures that all the people within an organization can make the most of their information by understanding data in a seamless, interactive way.


Your Guide To Starting A Career In Business Intelligence & The BI Skills You Need

The BI skills you need to start a career in business intelligence

Does data excite you?

Does the idea of finding patterns in large amounts of information make you want to roll up your sleeves and get to work? Do you find computer science and its applications to the business world interesting? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to consider a career in Business Intelligence. To do so, you first need to develop some specific BI skills – they are numerous and apply to many industries, which makes a shift easier – and the time has never been better to make such shift. …


The Growing Need for Data Democratization

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This article will enable you to explore how to break the silos and connected systems swiftly via data standards in order to power the analytics, create hybrid environments and modernize data.

Democratizing data refers to breaking down silos and connected systems efficiently and quickly. This implies providing access to data for your users anytime, anywhere and from any data source. In a world with millions of business transactions, social networks, legacy systems, cloud applications and IoT, data is abounding and this is making the democratization of data even more challenging than ever before.

Data democratization is a principle that suggests data must be available to each and everyone in a given system or company, not just key leaders or specialists. The data democratization principle has brought various transformations in enterprise IT. Among them, the idea of service and self-service architectures that enable large number of users to access the sets of data.


The History of Business Intelligence: From The 19th Century To The Modern Day

Business Intelligence History: it already started in the 19th century

If you didn’t know any better, you would assume that business intelligence has only been around for the past 10 to 20 years or so. And you would be mostly right – at least in terms of non-technical, user-friendly, self-service business intelligence.

Along with the popularization of the personal computer, business intelligence has certainly seen an increase in use in the 21st century due to recent technological advances. However, there are also roots of business intelligence going all the way back to the 19th century.

In this post, we are going to examine the history of business intelligence through the 19th and 20th centuries, all the way up to present day. …


What Is The Difference Between Business Intelligence And Analytics?

Business Intelligence vs Analytics: there is a difference

If someone puts you on the spot, could you tell him/her what the difference between business intelligence and analytics is? If you feel a bit uncertain about the specifics here, you’re not alone. Business intelligence experts aren’t in agreement either!

We already saw earlier this year the benefits of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics. Let’s dig deeper now and figure out what this is all about, what makes them different, and how they are complementary to each other. …