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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42Q
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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

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Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

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Business Intelligence 101 | A Beginner’s Guide to BI Software

December 1, 2011 No Comments

If the words “extract transform load” sound like a foreign language, you’re in the right place. Making sense of the business intelligence (BI) software market can be challenging for even the most technical of software buyers. It’s complex stuff.

It’s important, however, to grasp the main concepts and to understand what BI tools do before you dive headfirst into a purchase. You’ll want to be literate when discussing a BI purchase with your management team, IT staff, or vendors’ sales reps.

We’re here to help you understand basic BI concepts. In this Beginner’s Guide to Business Intelligence, we’ll introduce three foundational BI components, explain why and when you would need to use them, and share examples of vendors that offer these capabilities. The three components we’ll cover are:

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