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Business intelligence (BI) — the process of gathering your company's enterprise data, analyzing it, and presenting it to decision makers — used to be a supplier/consumer IT service. But to stay agile in today’s competitive markets, a BI platform must itself be agile, empowering end users to prepare, dissect, visualize, and extract hidden relationships within the enterprise data flow. These end users then need to share their discoveries securely across departments.
Not surprisingly, the demand for self-service BI tools has created a burgeoning marketplace of products from which to choose. IT still plays a critical role, particularly in supporting both transactional and non-transactional information flows. But modern BI must put decision makers in the driver’s seat, and that means transforming IT’s role from top-down centralized reporting and dashboards to providing BI-as-a-Service putting decision makers directly in control of analysis.
Join IT data engineering expert Mel Beckman and Tableau's Director of Market Intelligence & Compete, Josh Parenteau as they discuss the key metrics for evaluating BI products. You’ll learn:
- The market trends showing BI-as-a-Service as an exciting new role for IT
- The difference between legacy batch-style extract-transfer-load (ETL) data warehousing and modern continuous extract-transform-load (ETL) continuous data flows
- How ELT brings new information streams, from sources such as social media and customer interactions, into the BI arena
- How to put users first in the analysis interface, letting them explore, discover, and build content that best meets their needs as they perceive them
- How to modernize IT’s data strategy to transform IT’s role from order-taker to decision-enabler
- The need to maintain data integrity and compliance requirements in BI operations
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Mel Beckman Contributing Editor at IT Pro Today
Mel has been writing computer-related features and product reviews for more than 20 years, with a focus on IT, data centers, networking, and communications. Mel has presented hundreds of seminars on computing technology throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Josh Parenteau Director of Market Intelligence & Compete at Tableau
With over 20 years of experience in the BI and Analytics industry, Josh Joined Tableau in June 2016 to focus on competitive intelligence and now leads Tableau's Market Intelligence efforts. Prior to coming to Tableau, Josh worked for 3 years as a Research Director/Industry Analyst covering the BI & Analytics market for Gartner where he worked on the Magic Quadrant and helped lead the transition to Modern BI. Before Gartner, Josh worked in various business and IT roles primarily in the healthcare payer market at Anthem/Wellpoint and also in financial services at WEX.