Business Intelligence is Intelligent Decision Making

10/07/2018 15:35:58
What is Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence or BI is a broad term referring to any technology, application or endeavor undertaken to collect, incorporate, analyze and display business information. There was a time when businesses made decisions based solely on speculation and personal experience, but big data collection changed the world when CIO’s traded in their calculators for data-driven Decision Support Systems (DSS).


Data = Decision Making:
Universities use data collection to meet enrollment goals and to improve student experience, retention and course offerings, and with 262 million students projected to be enrolled in higher education by 2025, the amount of data to be collected and analyzed is overwhelming.
Federal governments use data collection to dictate policy, make projections and keep their fingers on the pulse of nations.
Recently social media has come under fire for their less than transparent data collection and usage techniques and with roughly 2.62 billion users worldwide, that’s an astounding amount of data.
The fashion industry is utilizing data collection to project future trends, dictate marketing and promotional strategies and determine which markets to develop. With (roughly) every human being on earth buying and wearing clothes we’d be willing to bet there is quite a bit of data to be collected.


With roughly 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated per day globally, BI is one of the fastest growing professions in the corporate world!

The IT industry is no exception, using BI daily to answer questions and make decisions.
Is there abnormal behavior on my network?
Are staff complaining about slow internet connections?
What are the bandwidth usage statistics?
Are there any security risks on the network?
Does bandwidth need to be expanded?
What is the overall network traffic status?
The list goes on and on…


How does IT answer these questions quickly and comprehensively?

Sangfor Business Intelligence Platform (to be released soon) performs TB data query’s in seconds and makes data processing more efficient and intelligent.  With a graphical view of all reports and user-friendly interface the Sangfor BI Platform helps IT quickly identify risks, manage bandwidth and internet access, improve productivity, lower costs and simplifies the data evaluation process.


About Sangfor

Founded in 2000 and a publicly traded company as of 2018 (SANGFOR STOCK CODE: 300454 (CH)) Sangfor Technologies is the global leading vendor of IT infrastructure solutions specializing in Cloud Computing and Network Security. See www.sangfor.com for more information on Sangfor one-stop solutions for any and all of your Business Intelligence needs.


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