Description: They’re doing it using modern business intelligence, or BI. Analyzing large sets of data to rev up business operations is as old as arithmetic.
Source: USA Today
Date: Nov 17, 2010
Sitting in a cafe in Sydney awhile back, Danny Kennedy and Andrew Birch mused about all the valuable free data Microsoft and Google float out on the Internet. In particular, they wondered if they could tap into the tech giants’ mapping services to remotely design rooftop solar energy systems using satellite images and aerial photos. Turns out they could. Four years after that “aha” moment, Kennedy and Birch operate Sungevity, a thriving solar energy firm with 100 employees involved in designing residential solar energy systems. Click here for rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- How has Business Intelligence spurred on the development of unique business start-ups?
- How have data visualization tools changed who uses BI in an organization?
- What skill sets do you think will be the most important for employees to posses in using BI in the future?