Business Intelligenceby Michael Luckevich, Elizabeth Vitt
This book illustrates how organizations can make better, faster decisions about their customers, partners, and operations by turning mountains of data into valuable business information that's at the fingertips of decision makers. It describes what's involved in using business intelligence to bring together information, people, and technology to create successful business strategies-and how to execute those strategies with confidence. Real-life case studies show how world leaders in finance, manufacturing, and retail have successfully implemented business intelligence solutions and detail the benefits they have reaped.
Meet the Author
Elizabeth Vitt, a manager at Aspirity, has six years of business development, project management, consulting, and training experience in business intelligence. Her industry experience includes implementations in retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. She has specialized expertise as an educator in data-warehousing design and implementation and is an author of the Microsoft® Official Curricula (MOC) for Microsoft's business intelligence product offerings. Elizabeth is also a frequent speaker at SQL Server™ conferences worldwide. She earned a B.S. in environmental engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Michael Luckevich, the CEO of Aspirity, has 18 years of information technology and business intelligence experience. He has extensive experience in the architecture, design, development, and implementation of complex business intelligence solutions. He frequently teaches classes and offers seminars on various topics relating to business intelligence, data warehousing, and OLAP technologies. Michael is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics.
Stacia Misner, MCITP, MCTS, is a consultant and trainer specializing in Microsoft business intelligence solutions. She has more than 20 years of IT experience and has written several books on SQL Server®, including Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Step by Step. She is also the coauthor of Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Administrator's Companion.
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