Wednesday, November 26, 2008

BI tools: Go vertical

November 26, 2008 Published by

Systems Channel Advisor
Introduction to business intelligence tools and reporting
Yuval Shavit, Features Writer

As businesses accumulate greater amounts of data, it's becoming both harder and more important to track information and compile it into usable reports. Many companies turn to business intelligence (BI) tools to produce reports that let executives and other employees see information throughout the enterprise and make better decisions. Business intelligence is essentially a combination of data warehousing and reporting tools, and it has been around for years. As with any other enterprise technology, however, value-added resellers (VARs) need to keep up with both the tools and the ecosystem to grow their businesses and stay ahead of vendor competition.

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