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Comments (6)
I agree with Mark. I would also add that even if a business has a great BI platform, many businesses say, "So now what?" They do not know what to do with the information they have. I think BI is just the beginning, now the work of overcoming the organizational dysfunctionalities that were once hidden must begin, and frankly this can be the bigger battle.
Posted by Adam G | Wednesday, June 30 2010 at 3:59PM ET
For me this comes back to a fundamental issue in that BI is rarely if ever intrinsically linked to Business Strategy, as thus never quite answers the 'real' long term questions that the business try's to articulate in an operational or tactical environment. By aligning a BI strategy to the business strategy and demonstrating how your BI strategy is also tied up in Master Data Management, Data Governance and the organisational change that they should be driving, then BI and the data it surfaces becomes as important as a companies products or service offering and not so much an enabler, that organisations know they need, but can't quite work out how best to use.
Posted by Paul G | Thursday, July 01 2010 at 3:10AM ET
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