In the buzz around Big Data, it’s worth remembering that analytics is as old as business computing itself. In 1953, LEO (short for Lyons Electronic Office) was the first computer in the world used to manage a business – and for the first ever analytics applications.
Perhaps surprisingly, baking companies and computers have a long history of working together. The very first business application ever was “bakery valuations” in 1951, and now pioneers like Turkish baker UNO are taking things to the next level with in-memory technology.
What’s the difference between Business Analytics and Business Intelligence? The correct answer is: everybody has an opinion, but nobody knows, and you shouldn’t care.