The words "enterprise wide" seem to strike fear into the hearts of even the most stalwart CIOs these days. Add the words "business intelligence (BI) solution" to that, and you've got a recipe for panic in today's iffy business climate where any information technology (IT) dollars are seemingly distributed by penny-pinching scrooges wearing green eyeshades. However, it's no secret that the number one imperative in IT going forward will be to develop enterprise-wide BI solutions that enable true value-chain integration.

How do you reconcile the two? Follow a road map that includes:

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