Welcome to the latest BriefingsDirect podcast discussion on the future of business intelligence (BI) -- on bringing more information from more sources into an analytic process, thereby getting more actionable intelligence out. The explosion of information from across the Web, from mobile devices, inside of social networks, and from the extended business processes that organizations are now employing all provide an opportunity, but they also provide a challenge. This information can play a critical role in allowing organizations to gather and refine analytics into new market strategies, better buying decisions, and to be the first into new business development opportunities. The challenge is in getting at these Web data services and bringing them into play with existing BI tools and traditional data sets. So, what are Web data services and how can they be acquired? Furthermore, what is the future of BI when these extended data sources are made into strong components of the forecasts and analytics that enterprises need to survive the recession and also to best exploit the growth that follows? Here to explain the benefits of Web data services and BI is Howard Dresner, president and founder of Dresner Advisory Services. We're also joined by Ron Yu, vice president of marketing at Kapow Technologies. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Read a full transcript of the discussion, or download the transcript. Sponsor: Kapow Technologies.
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