Expert: BI to undergo significant changes in 2013

Businesses with effective business intelligence (BI) tools are better able to understand what is going on with their databases, enabling firms to make informed decisions. Looking ahead, several trends are expected to take shape and impact the BI landscape, ITWeb recently reported.

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Employees must work with big data to make informed decisions

Big data is currently sweeping through the IT industry at a staggering pace, making it crucial for businesses to keep up with the trend in order to effectively utilize the information stored on their databases. A recent survey of corporate executives by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Alteryx found that nearly 80 percent said employees need to access big data so they can make educated decisions.

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Cloud-based BI offers advantages over on-site deployments

Cloud-based business intelligence solutions offer businesses many advantages, including ways to keep up with changing IT trends and options to lower operating costs. In an interview with TechTarget, industry expert Alan Fang talked about how these systems are so helpful for clients utilizing such services.

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