There’s been quite a bit of news lately on Business Intelligence (BI) and its changing role in the enterprise. All of which has inspired me to write an article series on the topic. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be looking deeper into BI, covering what it is, its role in the shifting enterprise, and how new tools and technologies on the market are changing its face.
Let’s start with an introduction and definition of what we mean by Business Intelligence. According to Wikipedia, Business Intelligence is defined as “the technologies, applications and practices for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of business information for the purpose of supporting better business decision making.”