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Comments (3)
In the 70ths and 80ths of the previous century BI (DSS) budgets were 100% owned and spent by users. BI was something not thanks to IT but in spite off. The data explosion of the 90ths made the IT guys come in. But they overpromised and underdelivered. So now the budgets are moving back again. And in the next 5 years users will experience that producing timely, relevant, consistent across different systems, reports and analysis of high quality and with fast changing needs is not so easy as suggested by the new entrants to the market. So hopefully there will come a time where users accept their responsibilities with respect to data governance and data quality and IT will finally understand that processes, techniques and methods fit for transactional systems need to be replaced by what I call Value Added Information Logistics aimed at reducing throughput times and improving user satisfaction
Posted by ad s | Thursday, March 31 2011 at 5:10AM ET
I agree 100 % with Ad Stam's comment. There is a wonderful article by Cindi Howson "The 5 Myths of BI self-service" that expose very clear the misconception about the BI self-service.
Posted by Frank Q | Saturday, April 02 2011 at 3:08PM ET
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