Business Intelligence Success Factors

Wiley and SAS Business Series

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Praise for Business Intelligence Success Factors: Tools forAligning your business in the Global Economy

"Olivia Parr Rud does a remarkable job of weaving together manytopics in a strategic way. As 'quants,' we're fascinated with dataand fact-based decision-making. But success only comes when youconsider the human factor, especially effective communications.Making topics like evolutionary biology, complexity science, andsystems thinking relevant for business success is a unique andcompelling view. As Max Frisch said, 'We hired workers and humanbeings came instead.'"
Anne Milley, Senior Director, Technology ProductMarketing, SAS

"Business Intelligence Success Factors is a must-read foranyone implementing BI on an organizational level. This bookexplains the business landscape and the underlying reasons for ourcurrent volatility, offering clear guidance on navigating ourinformation rich global economy."
Ron Powell, Editorial Director, Business IntelligenceNetwork

Transform challenges into opportunities with emergingBusiness Intelligence technologies

Written by an expert in data mining and statistical analysis,this valuable resource unveils the connection between the increaseduse of BI and the need for new, proven theories and models in BI,as well as the guidance to implement them successfully in yourorganization.

Are you ready to become adaptable? Learn how to harness today'srapidly evolving global economy with Business IntelligenceSuccess Factors.

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About the author

Olivia Parr Rud is the President and founder of OLIVIAGroup, a consulting firm that helps companies maximize business potential. Through OLIVIAGroup, she works with organizations to fully leverage the power of Business Intelligence by offering organizational alignment assessments, leadership development and skill building in the areas of communication, innovation, and adaptability. Her organizational consulting is offered in partnership with leading experts in the areas of leadership development, personal development, and organizational alignment.
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John Wiley & Sons
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Apr 27, 2009
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