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May 21, 2012  5:51 AM

Effective use of information reports

Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
dashboard, insightful business information, management information system, MIS, relevance of information, reporting

I have often wondered why users clamor for more reports. It is as if they have been denied a fundamental right and would starve without them. When I look at some of these demands dispassionately I don’t see clear answers to the usefulness of many of these reports. Let me share a story here...

November 23, 2010  4:26 AM

The CIO reporting relationship equation

Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
CIO career, reporting

We say that the CIO is an important functionary in an organization — one who plays a significant role in business growth and prosperity. It is but natural that he should occupy a position of responsibility and power. As a result, he is able to execute various projects which help the organization...

August 2, 2010  7:02 AM

Business analytics and the CIO

Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
BI, business analytics, CIO career, data mining, reporting

Many organizations have already gone through the usual grind of generating several periodic and ad-hoc reports. Managers take action on some of them, whereas many such reports get printed as a matter of routine—with very little use made of them. On the other hand, routine reports have a...


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