Business intelligence projects are often designed and developed to help users answer questions about business conditions, comparing current trends to historical trends or measuring progress towards goals. But business intelligence technology does not have to focus exclusively on traditional sources such as sales, finance, or inventory data. The IT infrastructure supporting business operations is a rich source of data, too.
IT systems capture and store valuable information about IT operations that can help you improve operational efficiency, lower IT management costs, and improve quality. Some of this information is automatically captured by the operating system, business systems or database engines, while other information can be captured as needed through performance monitoring and profiling tools. By gathering and analyzing operations data, you can develop a more comprehensive view of your IT infrastructure to aid in root cause analysis of problems impacting business activities. In addition, you can use this data to detect trends in ongoing operations that could lead to performance bottlenecks and server failures. This type of insight into IT operations allows you to take steps to reverse these trends and prevent problems before they occur.
Attend this webinar to learn:
- How operational intelligence compares to and contrasts with business intelligence
- What type of data is useful for operational intelligence
- How operational intelligence delivers actionable insight
Tableau Software was recently recognized by both the editors and community of SQL Server Magazine as the best business intelligence (BI) and reporting tool.
2010 Best Business Intelligence and Reporting Tool
Editors' Best and Community Choice
Why It Won: "Tableau Software’s business intelligence solution stands above the rest because it offers a rich, robust environment that lets users share their data visualizations (e.g., reports, dashboards) with one another quickly and easily."