Business Intelligence: Making Data Reporting More Effective

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Attention to analytics for higher education is growing. Campus Technology recently published an intriguing interview with Florida State University, highlighting the success of FSU's initiative to build end user ownership of data reporting, and Tech Therapy this week podcasted an interview with the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on making the transition from reliance on anecdotal evidence to reliance on ready and available data.

While the Campus Technology article focused on the technological solution employed, Brian Parish, president of IData Incorporated, suggests that for institutions that are revisiting their data reporting, process and communication may be more critical to sharing knowledge across your institution than the tools and technology that will provide the vehicles for that sharing. Here are Parish's tips for making data reporting more effective.


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