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Ten Strong Hints Your Enterprise May Not Have a BI Strategy

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You know that you don't have an enterprise BI strategy if:

  1. Your end users keep pointing to IT as the source of most BI problems
  2. Your business executives view BI as another cost center
  3. IT staff keep asking end users for report requirements
  4. Your BI is supported by IT help desk
  5. You can’ tell the difference between BI and Performance Management
  6. You can’t measure your BI usage
  7. You can’t measure your BI ROI
  8. You think your BI strategy is the same as your DW strategy
  9. You don’t have a plan to develop, hire, retain and grow BI staff
  10. (My personal favorite) You actually don’t know if your enterprise has a BI strategy!

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Comments (2)
I'm not sure #5 is so much a lack of BI Strategy as it is a misunderstanding of BI and BPM and how they influence and benefit each other. The rest seem spot on.
Posted by Sam L | Wednesday, November 11 2009 at 3:30PM ET
Or your company attempts to do BI on their existing, outdated technology platform, because ... "That's the say we've always done it"...
Posted by Chan B | Monday, December 28 2009 at 11:19AM ET
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