What is business intelligence? A timeline of Business Intelligence

Looking back at more than 150 years of data analysis for business

Business Intelligence (BI) - the set of tools used to analyse business data - has come a long way since the days of paper records and arithmetic by hand.

Today's systems offer an endless array of methods to gain to consumer data and save money.

If you aren't already taking full advantage of BI technology, you might do after reading this. 

Follow our history of the industry, from 19th-century bankers to the Internet of Things.

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