DATA DETECTIVES

The Business Intel You Need to Succeed (Infographic)

Avoid an information overdose by getting your hands on smart data, not big data.
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Making decisions faster than your competitors is a must for growing market share.

Roughly half of business professionals, however, cite "slow or untimely access to information" as one of the obstacles holding their companies back. Making matters worse, a lot of the data available to businesses is essentially useless. The big lesson? When it comes to business intelligence, having smart data is more important than big data.

The infographic below from Boston University highlights some of the keys for unlocking your competitive advantage using business intelligence.


IMAGES: Shutterstock, Business Intelligence for Competitive Advantage
Last updated: Jun 18, 2014

GRAHAM WINFREY

Graham Winfrey is a staff writer for Inc.com. He previously covered alternative investments at Private Equity International magazine, prior to which he worked at Business Insider and msnbc.com. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.




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