BI and Analytics in the Age of AI and Big Data

In the latest Best Practices Report, TDWI unfolds the transformative potential of AI, big data, and cloud computing in reshaping business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data architecture strategies. As we navigate the digital revolution, 74% of organizations are primed to invest in these technologies to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness, marking a decisive shift towards more advanced, cloud-based solutions.

This era heralds a significant focus on empowering users through self-service BI and analytics, aiming to reduce reliance on IT and foster a culture of data-driven decision-making. However, the journey is not without its challenges. Data governance and quality emerge as pivotal concerns, underscoring the need for a balanced approach to democratizing data access while ensuring security and compliance.

Moreover, the scarcity of skilled professionals in new technologies poses a barrier to adoption. Yet, AI’s promise of augmented intelligence offers a beacon of hope, providing guidance and insights that can help bridge the skill gap.

TDWI’s report captures the essence of this transformative period, emphasizing the need for organizations to navigate the complexities of governance, skill development, and technology adoption with a strategic and professional approach. The future of BI and analytics is not just about leveraging new technologies but doing so in a way that is secure, efficient, and inclusive.