New Business Intelligence Tools Boost E-Business Strategies - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


New Business Intelligence Tools Boost E-Business Strategies

Companies are beginning to move business-intelligence capabilities beyond internal use and are incorporating them into their E-business strategies. Analysts expect the trend to grow, as vendors introduce technologies that make it easier to offer data-analysis capabilities over the Internet to customers, suppliers, and business partners.

MicroStrategy Inc. next month will debut InfoCenter, software that lets users develop a Web portal that enables customers to remotely query a company's data warehouse using PCs, phones, handheld computers, and notebooks. Beverage Data Network Inc. in Verona, N.J., plans to use the product to extend data-analysis capabilities to its customers, alcoholic beverage companies. The company uses other tools from MicroStrategy to develop reports that analyze information such as sales trends and distributors' sales volumes; it then E-mails these reports to clients. But, says Jonathan Fieldman, Beverage Data Network's data warehouse director, "Users have a need to get down to a real low level of detail, and you can't E-mail a data warehouse."

Also in October, QueryObject Systems Corp. will introduce QueryObject Analyzer for building Internet data marts, and will provide free browsers for accessing them.

There should be plenty of demand for such tools, as business intelligence is a natural fit for E-business, say analysts. "The Net is providing organizations with a much-less- expensive medium to transport and disseminate information to a broader constituency," says Aberdeen Group analyst Bob Moran. "Business intelligence and the Web should be interwoven."

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
This new report from InformationWeek explores what we've learned over the past year, critical trends around ITOps and SecOps, and where leaders are focusing their time and efforts to support a growing digital economy. Download it today!
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

Remote Work Tops SF, NYC for Most High-Paying Job Openings
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  7/20/2021
Blockchain Gets Real Across Industries
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  7/22/2021
Seeking a Competitive Edge vs. Chasing Savings in the Cloud
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  7/19/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Monitoring Critical Cloud Workloads Report
In this report, our experts will discuss how to advance your ability to monitor critical workloads as they move about the various cloud platforms in your company.
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll