Today the natural language query functionality in Power BI, Q&A, was enabled in my Power BI Preview tenant. This is the last major piece of functionality to be added to the Preview, and of course as soon as I heard that it was there I had to go and play with it, despite being on a slow mobile WIFI connection and having tons of emails to catch up with.
While business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a top priority for most businesses, achieving a return on your investment in implementing BI still remains a big challenge for CIOs. Though many CIOs plan to invest in BI going forward, most of them fear business intelligence failure.
It’s interesting to note that BI is just a reporting tool for most of these CIOs.
Information is mined by programmers and technicians, but when it comes to the processing of data, the Journal of Accountancy argues the finance department should be taking the lead role.
Data has transformed most roles in the business sphere, but the corporate finance function has been particularly affected by the influx of information. According to Donny Shimamoto, a certified information technology professional at Chartered Global Management Accountant, finance should own the business intelligence (BI) role for the good of accountants and the good of the organization.
Business Intelligence (BI) technology has become more and more common in the world of fast-paced business as a way to make sure that owners, managers and other decision makers can carry out the correct course of action at all times by making use of all the data and analysis available to them, ensuring a degree of safety in what they decide to do.
Don't want to bust anyone's balloon. However, despite all the hoopla, Big Data and BI are still as Gartner has labeled it in the early stages of the Hype-Cycle. While the technology is approaching critical mass, the market is still hasn't crossed the chasm. That is not to say vendors of such capabilities are full of puffery --actually not. The problem become one of Strategic Execution and Exploitation.
I am writing this blog post en route to New York City for SQL Saturday #235. This begins a fairly busy travel and speaking schedule for me this year. Having spent much of the summer at home with my family which was great, I now embark on some trips, primarily out east.
For starters, I am kicking off my busy end of summer, beginning of…