Business intelligence (BI) applications are gaining popularity by expanding focus beyond IT departments and super users toward general use across the organization. Although BI may be considered technical, the general push is toward deploying solutions that enable business unit self-sufficiency. Whether it’s due to the focus on midmarket or on-demand solutions, the way BI is being used is diversifying. The fact remains, however, that there will always be a need for IT managed solutions, and there will always be organizations that choose the traditional model of BI deployment.


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