JOHANNESBURG: MOST business users and analysts in organisations will have access to self-service tools to prepare data for analysis, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, projected.
“Data preparation is one of most difficult and time-consuming challenges facing business users of BI (business intelligence) and data discovery tools, as well as advanced analytics platforms,” said Rita Sallam, Research Vice President at Gartner.
“However, data preparation capabilities are emerging that will provide business users and analysts the ability to extend the scope of self-service to include information management, and extract, transform and load functions, enabling them to access, profile, prepare, integrate, curate, model and enrich data for analysis and consumption by BI and analytics platforms.” Gartner made a number of further predictions about BI, mainly that by 2017, most data discovery tools will have incorporated smart data discovery capabilities to expand the reach of interactive analysis.
“Smart data discovery has the potential to expand access to sophisticated interactive analysis and insights to business consumers and non-traditional BI users – the approximately 70 per cent of users in organisations that currently do not use BI tools or have statistical backgrounds,” said Sallam.
SOURCE: CAJ News Agency