Where's My Data?
When thinking about pervasive BI, consider all sources of data, including unstructured content that doesn't traditionally fall in the BI domain, says Dan Vesset, an analyst specializing in business analytics at IDC. Ask yourself these questions:
Should I be doing something that I'm not already doing with my data?
Should I be analyzing it differently?
Can I take advantage of data that I wasn't able to use previously?
Are there questions we can answer now that we haven't been able to answer in the past?
Are there new types of data -- such as information contained in social networking tools -- that we should be collecting?
— Beth Schultz