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The Challenges of Teaching Business Intelligence

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Posted March 24, 2010 By -     Feedback

A University of Virginia study finds that professors face a number of key challenges in training future business intelligence experts.

A new study by Barbara Wixom, associate professor at the University of Virginia, has found that professors face a number of key challenges in training future business intelligence experts.

"Mike Goul, a professor at Arizona State University who took part in the study, said he struggles to find 'real-life' data sets, culled from actual company data, instead of textbooks, in order to make sure 'students don't play with toy problems ... so they understand that things are messy,' he said," writes PCWorld's Chris Kanaracus.

"In addition, available BI case studies often give a good overview of a project's business goals, but don't provide enough technical information, as companies are loath to reveal such details, he said," Kanaracus writes.

Click on the following to read the PCWorld article: Professors Cite Challenges in Teaching BI

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