Whilst I may have been one of the first proponents of Agile Business Intelligence, I am the first to admit that I have been rather late jumping on the social media bandwagon. However I am firmly convinced that social media such as twitter has a huge role to play as a source of data for business intelligence and data warehousing systems.
Without further ado, I would like to discuss 4 different types of information that can be extracted from twitter to add value to your BI system.
Submitted by eleybourn on Thu, 2011-05-19 17:46
To often I have seen organisations build a data warehouse and populate it with data from 2-3 corporate databases. Is this valuable, probably, but could we improve the value by combining it with data from outside the organisation, definitely. Consider what a data warehouse actually is – I would describe it as “an accessible repository of valuable data from disparate sources”. The keyword here is disparate. So before reading on, have a think about where you would usefully extract data from.
Submitted by eleybourn on Fri, 2011-02-04 07:03
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