This Forrester Research report, “It’s Time For A User-Driven Enterprise BI Strategy”, written by Boris Evelson is provided compliments of Lavastorm Analytics. See how this innovative action plan gets both technology management and business professionals aligned in order to win, serve, and retain customers.
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Key takeaways include:
- Technology Management-Driven BI Is Not Necessarily Agile - Centralized BI infrastructure, support for mission critical applications, driving toward a single version of the truth are the strategies that allow organizations to reap multiple business benefits. These benefits, however, often come at the price of BI applications that are complex, inflexible, and slow to react to fast changing business needs.
- Business-Driven Homegrown BI Applications Are Agile But Don’t Scale - When technology management can’t deliver, business users build their own BI applications focusing on instant gratification. But these efforts by non-technology professionals have their own set of challenges, and often result in applications that do not scale, contribute to the proliferation of silos, and pose high operational risk.
- Forrester Agile BI Approach Lets You Have The BI Cake And Eat It Too - Embrace Forrester’s Agile BI -- processes, organizational structure, and technologies that enable decision-makers to be more flexible and responsive to the fast pace of business requirements changes -- to balance business users’ need to produce their own content, while reducing risk and data silos, and achieving economies of scale.
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