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PricewaterhouseCoopers India (P) Ltd
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I am a specialist in the field of Analytics. I have a total of around 13 years experience in IT field of which I have spent 10+ years in DW/BI.
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The Information-Money Equation

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:47am 2 Comments

It is a known fact that Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives require a good amount of investment and time by the business. But organizations need to drive these initiatives not with a "cost" mindset but instead with a "profit" mindset.

The money invested in BI initiatives is meant to generate actionable information for timely decision making. It pays to note here that this actionable information can generate money many times over for the business.

The success of the BI…


Anemic Adoption still ailing BI

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:23am 1 Comment

Here is an excerpt from a TDWI article - "The Year in BI and Data Warehousing" - that was published in December 2013.

"One of the things that ailed BI in 1993 and 2003 is the same thing that ails BI today: i.e., anemic adoption. This is in spite of the fact that today's BI tools incorporate a staggering array of "self-service" features, along with (often…


Usability & Usefulness - the twin virtues of any powerful analytical application

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 1:30am 0 Comments

It is now a given that it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for organizations to survive without 'Business intelligence' (BI) i.e., Analytic applications that help in decision making by providing the right actionable information to the right people in the management at the right time.

For any analytical application to be powerful enough to provide decision support, it has to be both useful and usable. Usability requires that the application be easy to…


Newton's Laws of Motion and its relevance to Business Intelligence (BI)

Posted on September 19, 2011 at 9:00am 1 Comment


Hi there! If you are perplexed by the title of this blog article, I wouldn't be surprised. I am sure you would be muttering under your breath "What on earth have Newton’s Laws of Motion got to do with Business Intelligence (BI)?"

Before I quench your curiosity to know more, let me for the benefit of everyone state here the three Laws of Motion as discovered by Sir Isaac Newton.

Law I: (1)

Every body persists in its state of being at rest…


Think Top Down, Build Bottom Up

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 7:00am 0 Comments

by Kesavan,H.

When an organization kick-starts a Business Intelligence (BI) initiative, it should start TOP-DOWN by identifying a business sponsor first. This business sponsor is none other than the CEO himself. The drive for such an initiative has to come from the top. An IT head such as a CIO sponsoring the initiative may not take it very far and most often the initiative might end up getting abandoned or the BI system, even if implemented, might not find any… Continue

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