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Oracle Business Intelligence: The Condensed Guide to Analysis and Reporting by Yuli Vasiliev

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Chapter 1. Getting Business Information from Data

Most businesses today use Business Intelligence (BI), the process of obtaining business information from available data, to control their affairs. If you're new to Business Intelligence, then this definition may leave you with the following questions:

  • What is data?
  • What is the information obtained from it?
  • What is the difference between data and the information obtained from it?

You may be confused even more if you learn that data represents groups of information related to an object or a set of objects. Depending on your needs, though, such groups of information may or may not be immediately useful, and often require additional processing such as filtering, formatting, and/or calculating to take ...

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