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Lyndsay Wise

Hi and welcome to my blog! I look forward to bringing you weekly posts about what is happening in the world of BI, CDI and marketing performance management.

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Lyndsay is the President and Founder of WiseAnalytics, an independent analyst firm specializing in business intelligence, master data management and unstructured data. For more than seven years, she has assisted clients in business systems analysis, software selection and implementation of enterprise applications. Lyndsay conducts regular research studies, consults, writes articles and speaks about improving the value of business intelligence within organizations. She can be reached at lwise@wiseanalytics.com.

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October 2009 Archives

Earlier this week, Endeca (a search provider) made two announcements relevant to BI:

  1. A partnership with Informatica that lets Endeca customers access and use standardized data integration functionality, and
  2. the integration of Xcelsius dashboards and SAP BusinessObjects intelligence search within Endeca’s current platform.

The traditional way of looking at BI and search involves the use of search within BI applications.   This may include the ability to search text strings or for reports that have been created but that might not be easily accessed.   By turning the tables and embedding BI and data integration within an overall search platform, the ability to gain value out of information expands exponentially.   Instead of being limited to BI related content, search solutions can give organizations access to internal, external, structured and unstructured data sets.   This creates more of a unified approach to data visibility and gaining overall insights into business. As BI continues to mature, its use will become more complimentary to operational and other analytical applications creating a more holistic approach to how data management and visualization tools are applied within organizations.

Posted October 28, 2009 3:39 PM
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