martes, marzo 06, 2007

Search Is On in Enterprise Business Intelligence

Interesante artículo sobre los sistemas de BI
Search Is On in Enterprise Business Intelligence by Damian Rinaldi, publicado en la web Software Journal

Cuando la BI y la BUSQUEDA se combinan (la idea es un poco de perogrullo, pero por lo que se ve, se están empezando a plantear ahora estas cuestiones debido a la baja utilización de estos sistemas de BI en las empresas)

"BI systems contain much valuable information about a company’s process, workflow, etc., but that information is untapped by the average employee. If you look at the traditional BI implementation, a very small number of users actually access the BI system and use its data, so the question becomes how to make this extremely valuable information accessible to the broader user base"

Otra afirmación interesante es la infrautilización de los sistemas de BI en la empresa ya que tiene un numero de ususarios excesivamente restringido y el empleado "medio" no tiene acceso a esta información (que esta desaprovechada):

Matt Glotzbach, head of products for Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Enterprise, says, “The real focal point from our point of view and, we believe, from the perspective of our BI partners is the realization that BI systems contain much valuable information about a company’s process, workflow, etc., but that information is untapped by the average employee. If you look at the traditional BI implementation, a very small number of users actually access the BI system and use its data, so the question becomes how to make this extremely valuable information accessible to the broader user base"

(...)IDC’s Vesset observes that “one of the big emerging BI trends is providing access to more users within the organization, not just to the analysts who have been the traditional users of BI" (...)



(...)Gartner Group’s Kurt Schlegel observes that there is real value in providing broader access to existing reports from a variety of systems: “Companies have hundreds, thousands of reports. Search will make it easier for the average user to find them.” But then he gets at one of the other issues dividing the BI community. “I it isn’t just reports. There are also metrics, hierarchies, and other objects that are stored in BI metadata that search should make it easier to find.” Schlegel notes that “for the BI and search combination to work well, it needs to be built on rock-solid BI metadata (...)