The overall goals of the BI Task Force @EUNIS are to promote the creation of a European online platform to exchange and share knowledge and experiences on BI in HE institutions. For instance, this “HE-BI Knowledge Base” might help to disseminate experiences with BI adoption and management, success factors, technical infrastructures or software tools. Furthermore, it might deliver a cooperation environment for the development of innovative applications, e.g. predictive analytics or decision support, across all HE subject categories. However, the BITF will not itself fill in the contents, in fact, it defines its responsibility only in developing and facilitating an online
platform for the exchange of experiences in the sense of traditional knowledge management systems.
BI Maturity Survey
As a starting point for further services, the core team initiated the first BITF-project to survey the occurrence and maturity of BI applications across European HEIs. To summarize, it aims for a continuously updated collection of maturity information, enabling participants to perform a self-assessment and benchmark of its BI maturity level against other HEI, both actually and over time. Of course, the results are to be organized, processed and presented by typical BI technologies. The survey has already started in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and the UK and will last till 31st December 2013.
The results of the survey were presented at the BI Working Group Conference held on 6-7 March 2014 in Paris organized together with AMUE, CINECA and SIGMA. The following EUNIS TF BI workshop on Institutional Intelligence in Universities was held at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, on May 20th 2015. More information here
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