Indiana University Improves Strategic Decision Making Across the Organization Using Data Virtualization
As with most educational institutions, Indiana University (IU) has had a long history in business reporting and business intelligence, dating back to the days of the mainframe. Recently, the university began a new, multi-year project called the Decision Support Initiative (DSI), dedicated to helping IU improve decision making through enhanced data, models, and processes. DSI aims to improve access to data and analytic technologies, thereby providing transparency across the IU system, leading to better-informed decision outcomes.
To empower decision makers and enhance decision making at all levels within IU, the university needed to drastically increase the availability of timely, relevant, and accurate information. Historically, data and its corresponding business logic were stored across multiple, siloed systems, making it extremely time consuming to gather and combine the relevant information decision makers needed. Harnessing the power of data virtualization, IU chose the Denodo Platform to create a logical data warehouse (LDW).
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