The IT Leader's Guide to Multicloud Readiness
This guide provides practical key insights and important factors to consider to make informed decisions in your multicloud journey.
Although the term “Business Intelligence” has only been around for a couple of decades, the concept of business intelligence (BI) goes back much further, to the early days of data processing. Today, BI describes a category of software tools and business practices used to manage data, providing insight to support better business decision making.
Have you previously considered what BI can do for you, but quickly shrugged off the idea because you aren’t part of a Fortune 1000 company with colossal amounts of data? Contrary to what many of us may think, if you are capturing data electronically, and that data relates to business activities – business intelligence technology can help you.
Worried about the cost, size, or complexity that BI processes and systems often entail? That’s understandable too. Fortunately, with today’s technology, real value can be achieved quickly, and at a significantly lower cost. A great option for mid-size companies is Microsoft’s BI platform. There’s a good chance you are already running SharePoint on SQL Server. If this is the case – you already own all the software necessary to build a powerful, effective BI solution. How about that?
Check out our new white paper, “BI for the Mid-Size Enterprise: Leveraging SQL Server and SharePoint 2010” to learn more about this topic. The white paper covers the ways BI can help you improve your business performance, discusses how Microsoft provides a solid and cost-effective platform on which to build a BI solution, and then explains what exactly that solution involves. No matter how large or small the business, BI tools and techniques provide the basis to drive improved performance.