Uncomplicating Business Intelligence for SMBs
Business Intelligence (BI) technology, tools, and applications help companies gather, analyze, and store data that business leaders and employees can use to make informed decisions. CIO Ryan Mulcahy boils down the essence of BI as an overarching term that encompasses "A variety of software applications used to analyze an organization's raw data. BI as a discipline is made up of several related activities, including data mining, online analytical processing, querying, and reporting." BI technologies can reveal historical, current, and predictive views of business operations.