The Map of the Intelligent Enterprise.

The Intelligent Enterprise is the ultimate data-driven organization. It harnesses traditionally counteractive forces—agility and governance, convenience and security, ease of use and enterprise functionality—to go beyond business intelligence and deliver transformative insights to every user, constituent, and partner. Today, every forward-leaning company is racing to become an Intelligent Enterprise. Why? Because organizations that build this intelligent edge over competitors will be the dominant force of tomorrow.

To get there, start here.

Transforming your organization into an Intelligent Enterprise takes the right combination of technology, technique, and vision. To guide you on the journey, we developed a comprehensive Map of the Intelligent Enterprise and a 4-step approach to help you get started:

Evaluate the external pressures that are impacting your organization today.

Catalog all of your enterprise assets. Determine which data sources, systems, and capabilities would benefit different users and constituents.

Empower individuals and teams with access to powerful analytical tools, while establishing a foundation for a single version of the truth.

Begin your journey forward. Deploy, build, launch, and evolve your intelligent applications as you advance on your journey.

Explore the map:

External forces
  • Cloud Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Computing
  • Blockchain
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital Identity
  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Alibaba
  • Twitter
  • Microsoft
Enterprise Assets
  • OLAP
  • Big Data
  • Local Files
  • Cloud Data
  • Real-time Streams
  • Enterprise BI
  • ERP
  • Cloud Apps
  • VPN
  • Directories
  • PACS
  • EMM
  • Statistical
  • Charting
  • Mapping
  • Media
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language
Intelligence Platform
  • Library
  • Users
  • Groups
  • Badges
  • Privileges
  • Permissions
  • Roles
  • Security Features
  • Dossier
  • Dashboard
  • Document
  • Distribution
  • Custom
  • Web Service
  • Data Service
  • Data Dictionary
  • Data Lineage
  • Datasets
  • Cubes
  • Data Marts
  • Model
  • Attributes
  • Metrics
  • Templates
  • Filters
  • Sets
  • Visualization
  • Prompts
  • Form
  • Pages
Application Services
  • Intelligence
  • Analytics
  • Transaction
  • Distribution
  • Telemetry
  • Identity
  • Collaboration
  • Geospatial
Platform Services
  • Optimized Connectivity
  • Multi-source
  • Parallel Processing
  • Multi-node Server Cluster
  • Caching
  • Fail-over
  • Compute Elasticity
  • Drivers and Gateways
  • Platform Analytics
Intelligence Applications
  • Executives
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Workforce
  • Vendors
  • Influencers
  • VIP Clientele
  • Customers
  • Constituents
  • Wall
  • TV
  • Desktop
  • Web
  • Tablet
  • Phone
  • Watch
  • Voice
Intelligence Applications
  • Enterprise Analytics
  • Enterprise Reporting
  • Big Data
  • Data Discovery
  • Embedded Analytics
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Mobile Analytics
  • Mobile Productivity
  • External Apps
  • Identity, Security, and Communications
  • Mobile Telemetry and IoT
Departmental Analytics and Mobility
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Manufacturing
  • Field Service
  • Finance
  • HR
  • IT
  • Facilities
External forces
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment and Labor
  • Financial
  • Environmental
  • Health and Safety
  • New Entrants
  • Supplier Bargaining Power
  • Threat of Substitute Products
  • Intensity of Rivalry among Competitors
  • Buyer Bargaining Power

Forces of Change

Every organization has to cope with external pressures that are constantly shaping the space in which they operate. These pressures influence every enterprise constituent in some way, and enterprises have to react in order to continue to do business, attract talent, serve customers, and grow.

Enterprise Assets

With the right technology and technique, organizations can plug into all of their valuable resources and leverage them in an integrated way. Here are a few examples of assets in the market today:

  • Data

  • Apps

  • Services

  • Protocols

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Intelligence Platform

The journey towards the Intelligent Enterprise is built on the foundation of a cohesive, modern platform that provides the capabilities to quickly build, deploy, and maintain intelligence applications. Key components of a modern Intelligence Platform include:

  • Platform Services

    These critical capabilities deliver the scalability, clustering, fault tolerance, and platform analytics necessary to deploy suites of intelligence applications.

  • Application Services

    These key features empower any organization to deploy actionable apps quickly without custom coding. With capabilities like transactions, collaboration, geospatial analytics, etc., organizations can enrich apps with interactive functionality that transforms workflows.

  • Schema

    The platform delivers the ability to create a layer of shared objects, e.g. attributes, metrics, filters, and more. These are the building blocks of an enterprise’s single version of the truth, and work to reduce TCO.

  • Data

    A modern Intelligence Platform provides the ability to bring together certified, federated collections of data that can be published to enterprise architects and departmental analysts.

  • Applications

    The platform also delivers the ability to go beyond BI reports, by building and deploying actionable intelligence applications that are packaged and published to users of any kind.

  • Security

    These capabilities deliver the integrated, enterprise-grade security needed to quickly develop and deploy personalized applications across the enterprise.

Intelligence Program

To unleash the full potential of a powerful Intelligence Platform, organizations need to develop a robust Intelligence Program that cultivates excellence in deploying, building, and operating applications. This includes employing the latest best practices and leveraging training, support, and consulting services to help develop people and processes that ensure success.

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Intelligence Architecture

When plotting your course forward, it’s also important to establish an analytics architecture that fits your business needs and can accommodate evolving requirements. To support departmental analytics and mobility, as well as enterprise applications, organizations need to employ mirrored, synchronized environments that ensure performance and productivity for all users--all while leveraging a single version of the truth.

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Intelligence Center

To deploy, govern, and optimize an enterprise intelligence ecosystem, it takes a team with the right skills. That’s why it’s important to build a dedicated Intelligence Center that’s staffed by administrators and architects who are precisely skilled in certain aspects of a deployment, whether it’s mobile, platform administration, embedded analytics, etc. Training and education are a key part of building a capable team.

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Intelligence Applications

The right Intelligence Platform lays the framework for deploying intelligence applications that serve all constituents. How? By supporting both ad hoc data discovery and the delivery of departmental and enterprise applications.

  • Departmental

    A complete platform should support analysts, developers, data scientists, and business users across all departments—from operations, to marketing, sales, finance, IT, HR, and more. With the infrastructure and capabilities to support distributed, departmental analytics, organizations can empower users across any function while ensuring everyone adheres to a single version of the truth.

  • Intelligence Applications

    Modern organizations demand a breadth of enterprise capabilities, including big data analytics, data discovery, mobile telemetry, automated reporting, and more. A true enterprise platform delivers all of these at once, giving organizations the ability to quickly deploy any number of custom applications that put insights in the hands of everyone across the enterprise.

  • For every device

    Today, users expect to have access to data-driven insights, no matter their location. That means organizations need to deploy apps via Web, Desktop, or Mobile, and incorporate emerging technologies like wearables, voice, and more. The right platform supports it all.

  • For every constituent

    Business analysts need the ability to conduct on-the-fly data discovery, while consumers, like executives or managers, need access to applications running on certified enterprise data. A true Intelligence Platform empowers organizations to meet the needs of both--and everything in between.

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