Business intelligence (BI) tools are types of application software that collect and process large amounts of unstructured data from internal and external systems, including books, journals, documents, health records, images, files, email, video, and other business sources. While not as flexible as business analytics tools, BI tools provide a way of amassing data to find information primarily through queries. These tools also help prepare data for analysis so that you can create reports, dashboards, and data visualizations. The results give both employees and managers the power to accelerate and improve decision making, increase operational efficiency, pinpoint new revenue potentials, identify market trends, report genuine KPIs, and identify new business opportunities.
Typically used for more straightforward querying and reporting of business data, business intelligence tools can combine a broad set of data analysis applications including ad hoc analysis and querying, enterprise reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP), mobile BI, real-time BI, operational
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Last year’s list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business spanned industries of all sizes–this year’s list, which launches later this month, promises to be just as expansive and eclectic. Here we present the top entrepreneurs of 2009 and how these innovators finished out of the aughts.
Tyler Perry: His name is tacked onto many productions, always adding a Midas touch. His films have grossed almost $400 million worldwide, and he’s been ranked the sixth highest-paid man in Hollywood. Even with two hit shows on TBS, nearly 20 films under his belt, a dozen stage plays, and producer credits that include the Oscar-winning Precious, Tyler Perry is far from finished–he currently has more than five films in development.
Jil Sander: The creative director for Japanese retailer Uniqlo, Jil Sander brought her brand of high-fashion worldwide last year. After overseeing a hugely successful collection called +J, which first debuted
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Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations of Kipp Kranbuhl, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, vice Matthew S. Rutherford, resigned, Sarah C. Arbes, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, vice Matthew Bassett, resigned, Jason J. Fichtner, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Social Security Advisory Board for a term expiring September 30, 2024, vice Lanhee J. Chen, term expired.minority press
AN Insurance Agent was trying to induce a Hard Man to Deal With to take out a policy on his house.
INSURANCE AGENT: My dear sir, that is a fine house — pray let me
Didn’t you once say that whatever ship Ahab sails in, that ship should pay something extra on its insurance policy, just as though it were loaded with powder barrels aft and boxes of lucifers forward?
The Manufacturer, seeing that he could get no labour for a long time and finding the times pretty hard anyhow, burned down his shoe factory for the insurance, and when the strikers wanted to resume work there was no work to resume.
Out of fear for the welfare of their families, men devised the scheme of insurance. To us, in this intelligent age, such a device is laughably absurd and primitive.
This historical fact points to an element that has received little attention so far: the influence of entrepreneurship. If the allocation of resources changes during the course of growth and development, it does so under the leadership of an entrepreneurial class. The quality of…
In economic growth: Role of the entrepreneur
Modern growth theory can be said to have started with Joseph A. Schumpeter. Unlike most Keynesian or pre-Keynesian theorists, Schumpeter laid primary stress on the role of the entrepreneur, or businessman. It was the quality of his performance that determined whether capital would grow…
In industrial relations: Conceptions of the manager
…between the manager and the entrepreneur, the person who brings together land, labour, and capital and puts them to work. This distinction did
If you’re intrigued by the financial markets, stocks, bonds, and other investment vehicles, and you also like to think about numbers, then a finance major is worth considering. Read on to learn about the top jobs for college graduates with a finance degree.
Skills Acquired by Finance Majors
Finance majors develop analytical skills in order to dissect financial statements and appraise the financial standing of companies, municipalities, and other entities. They can assess the quantitative and qualitative dimensions of business problems and evaluate the financial implications of corporate and individual actions.
Graduates with a degree in finance also acquire the ability to deal with spreadsheets and with other software used to process and represent financial data. They learn to present financial information to clients and colleagues with varying levels of financial sophistication.
An academic background in finance can be applied to a broad range of careers in virtually every industry.