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Business Intelligence Standardization
Business intelligence (BI) is often an area of friction between information technology (IT) (who provide information) and the business users (who need it to do

bi white papers evaluations  the practical implementation of BI standards. A white paper, Implementing Business Intelligence Standards-a Field Guide is available that illustrates how organizations have successfully implemented BI standards. Topics covered include: How to perform a BI audit Segmenting user profiles Establishing unambiguous criteria for BI choices Staffing a BI competency center How to avoid common BI project challenges On choosing a standard. A white paper, Choosing a Business Intelligence Standard outlines a

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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