Inside the Briefcase

The IoT Imperative for Consumer Industries

The IoT Imperative for Consumer Industries

This IDC white paper examines current and future...

How to align your visual brand guidelines and create consistently on-brand content

How to align your visual brand guidelines and create consistently on-brand content

In this ebook, we’ll explore the various themes leading...

Your B2B Content Strategy in 2017: How To Think Like A Movie Studio + 6 Other Tactics

Your B2B Content Strategy in 2017: How To Think Like A Movie Studio + 6 Other Tactics

Jon Lombardo, Creative Lead, LinkedIn, reveals in this presentation...

2017 State of Technology Training

2017 State of Technology Training

Pluralsight recently completed an in-depth survey of 300 enterprises...

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
In this interview, Srivats Ramaswami,...

Self-service BI catches on

December 13, 2010 No Comments

SOURCE: Computerworld

The Great Recession caught most of the used-car industry by surprise, says Chris Brady, CIO at Dealer Services Corp. A lot of dealers assumed the downturn would be short and mild, so they went on adding inventory at a fairly steady rate. As a result, many used-car inventory-financing firms didn’t see the writing on the wall until the recession was already in full swing.

Dealer Services, in contrast, got a heads up early in the year from its newly deployed business intelligence (BI) platform, Information Builders’ WebFocus, Brady says.

Dealer Services is far from alone. According to a recent Aberdeen Group report, 67% of “best in class” companies and 21% of all businesses have adopted some form of self-service BI.

Indeed, self-service BI looks to be the next big wave in business intelligence, industry experts agree. In a January 2010 report, Gartner, Inc. pointed to growing demand among business organizations for a “data discovery tool architecture” that not only provides end users with data and reports, but also enables them to navigate and visualize the data in a “surf and save” mode. This means that data views deemed valuable are stored for reuse or sharing.

Read More

DATA and ANALYTICS 

Leave a Reply

(required)

(required)


ADVERTISEMENT

IBC 2017

ITBriefcase Comparison Report