Business Intelligence Network Announces Right-Time Business Intelligence Study and Web Seminar

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Research study provides insight into how companies are achieving right-time business intelligence. Experts Claudia Imhoff and Colin White discuss the findings with author Judith R. Davis.

This study reveals that real-time business intelligence has become not only a reality, but also a necessity

The Business Intelligence Network™ announced the completion of a research study, Right-Time Business Intelligence: Optimizing the Business Decision Cycle , conducted by Judith R. Davis. Five leading companies—Pfizer, Shopzilla, Continental Airlines, Bostik and Galosi—participated in the study that explored the development of business intelligence platforms to support timely, effective business decisions.

Right-time business intelligence optimizes the latency between the occurrence of a business event and appropriate action being taken. The goal is to "right-size" the overall decision-making cycle. Interviews were conducted to determine how companies are developing right-time business intelligence and how vendors are assisting them in optimizing their right-time business intelligence capabilities.

“The customer experiences detailed in the study illustrate the significant benefits of a business intelligence solution that supports right-time – or intra-day – data collection, analysis and action,” says author Davis.

“This study reveals that real-time business intelligence has become not only a reality, but also a necessity,” stated Ron Powell, Editorial Director for the Business Intelligence Network. “Enterprises that are true market leaders have embraced a strategy for right-time business intelligence, providing a customer experience that is unparalleled by the typical enterprise today.”

A Web seminar is currently available that features a roundtable discussion with Judy Davis, Claudia Imhoff, and Colin White. They discuss the findings and implications of the study and explain how enterprises today are incorporating the Extended Corporate Information Factory (CIFe) into the Smart BI Framework to ensure the full integration of business intelligence with business processes. The commentary from these three business intelligence experts proves both enlightening and entertaining.

The Right-Time Business Intelligence Study was sponsored by DataMirror, IBM, Sybase, Syncsort and Teradata. is the fourth industry-specific site that the Business Intelligence Network™ has launched. is a BI-specific community blogging site that provides an open forum about industry issues and challenges. offers the first and only editor-driven directory and search engine specially built to serve this industry, and the network’s flagship site,, continues to lead the industry with up-to-the-minute news, articles, executive interviews, Podcasts, expert-hosted channels and blogs featuring Claudia Imhoff, Bill Inmon, Colin White, David Loshin, Craig Schiff and others.

Read the research study and view the Web seminar now!

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