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"There is little that is magical about making wise decisions for your business. The fabled steely-eyed rock-ribbed American businessman or businesswoman who stuns allies and competitors alike with daring and boldness doesn't pull those daring decisions out of the air -- the smart ones rely on data and analysis. Lots and lots of data and analysis. There are two general categories of business intelligence: competitive intelligence, and internal intelligence. Business intelligence doesn't have a strict definition and could encompass both, but for the purposes of this discussion we'll limit it to internal intelligence, because it is most important to have a thorough understanding of what's happening in your own shop."

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