Mark Flaherty: Agile business intelligence is a very important topic that lots of people are talking about now and are beginning to implement in various ways. So there is a lot of industry discussion about agile business intelligence. Often people talk about what you need behind the scenes in the infrastructure to enable maximum agility in your business intelligence and your advanced analytics initiatives.
But agile data access will be the core focus today. It is really the key enabler for agile BI. We will talk about how they complement each other, how agile data access is absolutely essential if you want to go completely agile on the BI front end with reporting, dashboards, and advanced visualization.
We will explain what you need to enable agile data access, and why should you go that route in just a moment in great detail. Well, because it speeds up development and ongoing enhancements and administration of all your BI efforts, whether they be building reports, dashboard development, or developing complex queries.
Without agile data access, you would not really be able to fully achieve the agile BI vision of basically enabling very rapid rollout of complex analytics that are tuned to the needs of each business role and user within your company. Really to enable agile BI in this way, you are supporting more agile business processes helping users to make better decisions more rapidly with analytic applications that are geared to their specific requirements.