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Is Reporting Dead?, 1st Edition

Book Description

Has the immediacy of the internet age rendered the age-old company status report obsolete? Many people think so, since data reports are truly unrecognizable from 20 years ago. Fact is, they’re far more useful than ever before. This particular report explains how data reporting has transformed from printed summations for boardroom execs to on-demand information for people in the field who need it now.

You’ll about learn how four major paradigm shifts in technology, and how they affected one company in particular. Co-author Teodor Danciu, founder and architect of the JasperReports library, describes how his company has pivoted to stay abreast of changes that have occurred since JasperReports was founded in 2001.

  • Get a brief history of data reports, from 3800 BCE to the Univac and the IBM PC
  • Move through paradigm shifts that include the rise of the Internet, interactivity, push & pull APIs, and 3D visualizations
  • Take a peek at the future with the advent of the Internet of Things and continued growth of big data
  • Learn the criteria that today’s reporting tools will have to satisfy

Many large corporations still get 88% of the data they rely upon from reporting. This report shows you why news of the data report’s demise is premature, to say the least.