Title: Examining the impact of business intelligence related practices on organisational performance in Oman

Authors: Robin Zarine; Muhammad Saqib

Addresses: Computing Department, Middle East College, 124 Al Rusayl, Oman ' Computing Department, Middle East College, 124 Al Rusayl, Oman

Abstract: Business intelligence can greatly enhance organisational capabilities in devising profitable business actions and activities. It provides understanding of both current and future trends relating to customers, markets, competitors, or regulatory, and most importantly, the understanding of organisations' own capabilities to compete. Business intelligence is arguably one of the key drivers to organisational competitiveness. This paper looks at examining the extent to which organisations in Oman embrace business intelligence and the contributions of the different business intelligence components on organisational performance. Quantitative empirical approach is used with Microsoft Excel data analysis toolpack as the investigative tool to analyse and develop a regression model to better understand the impact of business intelligence related components on organisational performance. The finding shows a strong correlation between business intelligence and organisational performance. It also shows that by having the right IT functionalities with capable employees using them are the key to performance enhancement. Furthermore, having IT infrastructure without the appropriate functionalities and personnel or not embracing business intelligence will not result in any performance gain.

Keywords: business intelligence; business intelligence components; organisational performance; Oman.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIDM.2022.124850

International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 2022 Vol.21 No.2, pp.190 - 209

Accepted: 22 Dec 2020
Published online: 11 Aug 2022 *

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