Successfully implementing a business intelligence (BI) solution is a challenging, complex and valuable endeavor. Overcoming challenges and complexities requires a combination of the right implementation strategy and technology. Understanding the interdependency of these factors is critical; choose the wrong strategy for the selected technology or the wrong technology for the selected strategy, and your chances of success are significantly decreased. Find the right combination and you can give your organization the ability to make better, more confident decisions and enjoy the competitive edge this ability brings.

There are many successful combinations of strategy and technology, but an iterative, organic approach using Microsoft technologies is becoming increasingly popular. Microsoft's tools are improving, and more BI professionals are adopting Microsoft technologies as a viable platform for an iterative deployment approach. To appreciate why this strategy and technology combination is gaining popularity, it is important to understand how an iterative, Microsoft-based solution overcomes the key challenges inherent in all BI solutions.

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