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Business Intelligence – or putting the I into IT

As I have mentioned I am the new kid on the blog in Eileen Brown’s team. This means that for most of the time I am the trainee and my peers are all light years ahead of me – except that is when it comes to Business Intelligence. Then the conversation goes a bit like this (with apologies to the Cat in Red Dwarf)

Evangelist 1 – “So What is it?”

Me – “It’s a suite of tools to enable a business to better manage its performance”

Evangelist 1 – “So What is it?”

Me – “It’s the combination of a Data Warehouse coupled with analytical and reporting tools”

Evangelist 1 – “So What is it?”

Me – “It’s a system that combines all the disparate data in the enterprise into a cohesive whole”

Evangelist 1 – “So What is it?”

Me – “It empowers professionals with information”

Evangelist 1 – “So What is it?”

Me – “OK I give up  –  read my blog”

So over the next few days and weeks I will be sharing my thoughts on the world of business intelligence for the IT professionals out there.