Date Added: May 2009
With both private businesses and public enterprises under more financial and competitive pressure than at any time since World War II, business intelligence continues to rise in importance. Executives need to make more effective decisions; to make them faster; to have the data to back them up; and, to have the ability to adjust rapidly to changing circumstances. Moreover, workers throughout the enterprise need timely, accurate data to support the minute-by-minute operational decisions that have such a large cumulative impact on business performance. As a result, many enterprises continue to implement new analytical systems at a rapid rate.