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Business Intelligence: Assessing Your Organizationís Information

  Article published in DM Direct Newsletter
March 28, 2003 Issue
 
  By Jonathan Wu

While information may not be recognized as an asset by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) unless there is purchase, merger or acquisition transaction that provides for independent valuation of the acquiring asset, information must be treated as an asset and, as such, utilized for the benefit of the organization and appropriately safeguarded. Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect for Microsoft, once said, "Virtually everything in business today is an undifferentiated commodity except how a company manages its information. How you manage information determines whether you win or lose." Assessing your organization's information is a step toward realizing the value of this asset. Click here to read the complete article.

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Jonathan Wu is a senior principal with Knightsbridge Solutions. He has extensive experience designing, developing and implementing information solutions for reporting, analysis and decision-making purposes. Serving Fortune 500 organizations, Knightsbridge delivers actionable and measurable business results that inform decision making, optimize IT efficiency and improve business performance. Focusing exclusively on the information management disciplines of data warehousing, data integration, information quality and business intelligence, Knightsbridge delivers practical solutions that reduce time, reduce cost and reduce risk. Wu may be reached at jwu@knightsbridge.com.



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