April 15, 2014:
Self-service is one of the hottest areas in business intelligence. But at one of my Friday #BIWisdom tweetchats, it became clear that people think of self-service BI in different ways.
It probably wasn’t because the weekly tweetchat takes place after lunch (depending on the participants’ time zones), but one person had food on the mind and described self-service BI as users’ ability to select what they want from a menu. The chef (someone in IT, a business analyst, or member of a BI competency center) knows the data ingredients available, has a good idea of what the diners will want and makes sure the ingredients are fit for consumption. And given the range of “diners” and the fact that not all are epicureans, there ought to be multiple options for giving some diners different menus.
The analogy works and I had to admit it had a lot of food for thought.
February 24, 2014
Can Independent Business Intelligence Vendors Survive?, Sandhill
February 5, 2014
Dresner Study Finds Companies’ Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence Preferences Changing, Sandhill
January 27, 2014
Dresner Study Details Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise Use of Business Intelligence, Sandhill
January 16, 2014
Mobile BI Picks Up Steam, Offers Potential for the Channel, Channel Insider
December 8, 2013
4 Things SMBs Need to Consider When Deploying Cloud, IT ToolBox
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