This weekâ€™s BBBT session with JackBe generated some great discussions surrounding the concepts of situational intelligence and dynamic real-time access to data. JackBeâ€™s premise is the concept of providing a real-time intelligence platform to companies.Â Coming from the world of Ajax development and providing enterprise mashups, the shift to BI is outside the norm. This is because no data infrastructure exists, with JackBe pushing or pulling data into customized dashboards. Basically, data is assembled so that companies can take information from a data warehouse and a variety of other operational systems so that businesses can ask questions based on what is happening within the organization.
The business benefits include the ability to be more agile in terms of consolidating data to create broader visibility.Â This in turn leads to questions being asked about streaming information in real-time. In addition, data dependencies and security do offer some levels of control on data access and development. Â The issue within BI relates heavily to the fact that real-time data access does not necessarily lead to better or broader business insights. Â Within an intensely structured market place, the ability to create real-time access to BI-related data causes some concern.
Overall, JackBe can differentiate itself from other front-end BI/dashboard players in the market, and for businesses looking at increased awareness in real-time, accessing their free stuff might be a good way to get started. Â Just beware of the fact that in order to create value out of information, the consumer needs to understand the context of what they are looking at.
Posted January 28, 2011 7:16 PM
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