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Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence, Second Edition by Guy Fouché, Lynn Langit

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C H A P T E R  1

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What Is Business Intelligence?

This chapter presents a blueprint for understanding the exciting potential of SQL Server 2008 R2's Business Intelligence (BI) technologies to meet your company's crucial business needs. It describes tools, techniques, and high-level implementation concepts for BI.

This chapter covers

  • Defining business intelligence
  • Understanding BI from an end-user perspective
  • Understanding the business problems BI addresses

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