Just as military intelligence works to give armies and generals an upper hand on the battlefield, business intelligence (BI) seeks to give CEOs and CIOs a tactical advantage in the business arena. With proper data management techniques and the right software, it’s possible to provide a single, robust business intelligence framework which makes enterprise information readily available to executives, managers, and employees—even customers and business partners.
Now, there are even self-service analytics and BI tools you can access and use without the need of IT background to give you answers on your business health and performance as well as identify opportunities and trends to help you make information-driven decisions.
With the availability of operational data, easy to use dashboards, and cost-effective mass licensing, there is a shifting attitude where many organizations now view access to the dashboard at all levels of the organization as an integral part of their BI strategy.
Application virtualization is one type of business intelligence software which has really started to take off in workplaces throughout the UK – and when it is seen in action, it really isn’t difficult to see why software applications such as this are so highly regarded in terms of their potential to cut costs in the long term.
Hiding in an organization’s data is intelligence that can be used to provide better customer service, deliver higher-quality products, measure and improve operational efficiency, analyze trends and discover opportunities, and ultimately make better business decisions.