Business Intelligence (BI) and Information Technology (IT) virtually, methodically, and basically go arm-in-arm.
Students who are majoring in business, i.e., administration, management, marketing, accounting, etc., will find that BI and IT have morphed into one entity. One does not do without the other.
Within the world of information technology / computer science, the structures, formats, platforms, applications, hardware, and/or vendors are service oriented architecture based programming. The programming is designed to meet the needs and/or offer some type of business service. Be it entertainment, news media or query data. Information and the business of information apply. Technical skill sets include knowledge and ability to use, the process, practices, techniques, and tools of the specialty area or software/hardware expertise.
The management of business processes is setting and achieving goals while utilizing the basic functions that include and/or use human, financial, material, and informational resources.
Metadata is a term worthy of attention in the data mining profession. The community, of which I am currently affiliated, is the Ad-Hoc, rapid and instantaneous access and delivery to requested information. Instant data access is crucial in the business world as well as today’s everyday lifestyles. “The right information to the right people at the right time,” is the lifeblood of any business and/or professional practice. BI and IT professionals are trained and skilled on both platforms. The scalability between skill sets compliment one another in the direction of goal achievement.
The purpose of this message is to aid in study preparation for prospective Business Administration / Computer Science students. Be aware of the twin that is joined at the hip. Study diligently. Absorb all of the technical and business lingo and data that you can. Eat, Sleep, and Think BI and IT!
Information Technology (IT) and Business Intelligence (BI), or is it Vice – Versa?