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Cloud Based and Open Source-Can Business Intelligence Get Any Cheaper Than This?

Apr 10, 2009, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Carl Villanueva)

[ Thanks to John Carl Villanueva for this link. ]

"The telecommunications business easily comes to mind here. With the rapid development of numerous technologies (like 2G, 3G, 2.5G, HSDPA), standards (GSM and CDMA), the rapidly increasing number of users, and the various types of data (audio, video and text), it is clear that a capable solution has to be in place to make sense of it all.

"Only when all this information is collated and presented in a manner that can help top executives make the right decisions, can a telecommunications company hope to survive in such a challenging environment. Decision makers should be able to pinpoint what's hot and what's not or what products and services are giving them bigger profits. This is where BI comes in. It acts like a traffic management system that deals with bumper-to-bumper traffic without having to widen the streets. Sometimes, all it takes to diffuse traffic jams are re-routing schemes and one way streets. And that's how BI operates."

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