Business intelligence encompasses a variety of tools that enable organizations to collect data from internal systems and external sources, prepare it for analysis, develop, and run queries against the data, and create reports, dashboards and data visualizations.
This landscape is being reshaped by a number of key trends, including visual analytics, self-service delivery, unstructured data, cloud, and mobile computing, making BI interfaces that present actionable insight more valuable to organizations than ever before.
There are several different kinds of solutions companies can tap into to manage their BI such as visual analytics, cloud computing, and mobile.
These days it’s not just about giving the business what it needs, but about what can be done with the data, according to John O’Brien at Data Summit 2016.
Here are the winners of the 2016 DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards for Best BI Solution: