Happy 10-year anniversary, DM Review! The past 10 years were an incredible period of time in the information industry. While the term "Internet" was used for the first time in 1982, it was 1991 before the World Wide Web was born and 1993 before the first browser, Mosaic, became available. Just think about it. The primary way we interact with information today, both at home and at work, only came into being in the last decade; now, we take it for granted. The Internet has caused a profound change in our industry, and its importance in the new century should not be underestimated.

While the Internet was gearing up for business and taking the world by storm, there were four other major trends that brought information into the limelight and business intelligence/data warehousing specifically to the forefront of computing.

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