Los Angeles – Some high-level thoughts and observations from the Gartner business intelligence conference this week in sunny California (the MDM summit starts today in the same location):
- Traditional topics (e.g. conformed dimensions, OLAP, taxonomies and data models) are on display, but there are other topics (see below) we didn’t see coming two years ago. BI increasingly needs to be simple and fast, and now, operational. I heard more than a few presenters from brick-and-mortar companies say that business wants metrics and intelligence institutionalized in near real-time processes across functions, departments and geographies. They want a common dictionary of business measurement that is fair to potentially conflicting interests, such as procurement vs. logistics.
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