Business intelligence has been around for over thirty years, evolving from the Decision Support Systems of the 1960s. It undoubtedly can and has provided huge benefits for private and public sector organisations, but these kinds of projects have often been limited to large centralised teams that have had the technology skills, resources and the budgets to implement traditional BI. This has meant that smaller organisations or departments have either been left behind, or ignored, often leading to a great deal of frustration.
We passed a major milestone at Birst this month, earning the highest certification for handling sensitive data as set by the International Standards Organization. The ISO 27001 certification signals to the world that Birst’s cloud BI platform meets rigorous standards for maintaining a systematic and ongoing approach to managing sensitive company and customer information. As we continue to expand in the US and abroad, we believe it is crucial to demonstrate to our customers and partners the extreme level of dedication we have to protecting their data. Our operations team has worked diligently to achieve the highest security certification set by the world’s leading standards body, and to establish a formal program that maintains its thorough requirements to ensure that Birst customers and partners know that their data is safe in the Birst cloud.