As the availability of data increases there are going to be big changes in business intelligence (BI) and how we gather, analyse and use information and the sources we get it from. It will no longer be the case that we only get information from within our business, the scope will widen with the internet being the next data warehouse. BI tools must be connected to a search engine, grabbing data for development, from thousands of different sources, including social networking.
We'll be connecting BI to the internet, which is the biggest data warehouse. For example 30 or 40 advertising sites can have a dashboard which researches the market in real-time, there will be 2nd hand live markets right in front of you. You'll be able to get meaningful information and react to it, if there's a problem we'll be notified instantly and will be able to remedy it.
The way we use data within our own organisations will also change. We're going to have more and more talkative, interactive and interpretive charts, and many ways to interact with data. We're now dealing with a new generation who have grown up with tech, and we'll use technology similar to the X-Box where you interact without the need to touch the screen. By using gestures and interactive screens, we'll be able to drill down into the info without using a keyboard. This will be very powerful and will adapt to the needs of the organisation.
BI really works when you're able to instantly draw out meaningful information,prioritise it and then react to it, making better business decisions based on what you're seeing.
The move to mobile data is going to increase at a great pace, it is obvious mobile will overtake laptops and PC's as the most sold tech in the world. The mobile movement is happening - it is part of now.