Ad hoc is an adjective for things created on the spot, usually for one-time use. Often, ad hoc analysis is done to an event, such as a sudden dip in production or customer loss.
What does ad hoc mean in computer terms?
Ad Hoc Network Wireless an infrastructure-less network, which is often used to solve data issues, which we face from time to time.
Adhoc is a wireless network that helps us transfer data from one device to another, without any cables or infrastructure. During communicating with a computer, it does not need any router or a base station.
Suppose you have to share data files with your device to another computer. Then you can easily communicate with the help of the Adhoc network. And if you have to share files with multi computers or devices at a time, you can easily set up a multi-hop and Hoc network, which can help you transfer files to multi nodes.
Actually, Adhoc is a temporary wireless network, which can help you transfer files and Data quickly through wifi and the internet. But if you will use it for a long time, then it will be called (LAN) Local area.
Advantage of AD HOC
1.No Wireless Required: As the Hoc network does not need any infrastructure. There are no cables required; we can use it easily.
2. It needs no internet connection necessarily: You can transfer files with each other whenever you want without the internet.
3. You can share the internet for hours with the help of HOC. You can easily share your important documents with your dear ones.
4. It’s effortless to use: You can use it very easily without any worries.
Various Ad Hoc types and uses
Ad hoc analysis starts with BI tools linked to company data sources. Security parameters for user access to the data are set by IT, and report models are designed to create ad hoc reports.
The product is a statistical model, analytical report, or specific type of data summary presented in charts, tables, and cross-tabulations.
Online analytical processing (OLAP) dashboards are specifically designed to facilitate ad hoc analysis by providing quick, easy access to data from the original report. Standard features of ad hoc reporting tools include drop-down menus and drag-and-drop tools that enable untrained business users to drill down into the data.
Ad hoc analysis can also be applied to big data from sources held outside of the company. This may be more complex than using company data sources due to the large volume of structured and unstructured data. But the valuable insights held within big data can help companies improve customer service, boost revenue, or increase efficiencies.
For example, a company can run ad hoc analysis on internal data sources to see if a drop in sales is tied to a slowdown in production or a recent price change. If neither internal factor is to blame, the company can analyze big data sources to see if there had been a problem outside of the company’s control, such as a customer complaint on social media that damaged the brand or a competitor lowered their price, which impacted sales.