Chapter 1. Business Intelligence Basics

This chapter presents the basics of business intelligence (BI). If you're an experienced data warehouse expert, you may wish to skip this chapter, except for the section that introduces SharePoint 2010 BI concepts at the end. But, since a huge part of our audience will be SharePoint experts, not data warehouse experts, we felt it necessary to include the fundamentals of data warehousing in this book. While we don't intend to cover every detail, we'll include what you need to know to get through the book, and refer you to other resources for advanced concepts.


Effective decision-making is the key to success, and the key to making effective decisions is appropriate and accurate information. Data ...

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