In a blog piece for Businessweek, Daniel Connolly recommended business schools start teaching business intelligence courses to prepare students for the use of technology across many business-oriented fields. The technological proliferation across departments and industries is prompting not only IT professionals but other professionals as well to invest in computer training and certifications to be more productive in the modern, hyberconnected global marketplace.
According to Connolly, business intelligence makes sense of the ever-growing volumes of data being generated by business networks and mobile devices. Business intelligence enables decision-makers to determine what course of action to take to generate value for the company based on data analytics.
Connolly said the data being generated from information technology can be overwhelming for untrained professionals. Data warehouses are full of information that can lead to a competitive advantage. The important information can only be applied to successful business practices if professionals are able to mine databases to find the influential information.
In addition, professionals should also understand how to leverage business intelligence from mobile devices and cloud-based applications. Forbes reported that many important business decisions are made from mobile devices in between meetings or while on business trips. These decisions often call for access to key metrics on a mobile device to increase business process performance and enable broader input into the decision in real-time.
Published from New Horizons