Business Intelligence Consolidation: Friend or Foe?

sectionB-490 Thanks to Shane Schick of Canada’s Globe and Mail, who today reported on “Business intelligence consolidation: friend or foe?” and quoted from this blog:

“Timo Elliott, who writes the BI Questions blog at, went through many of the arguments against standalone BI after Oracle bought Hyperion, but concluded the focus and openness of niche firms were still worth the money. “BI is the final layer between business people and the millions of dollars you have invested in your information systems,” he wrote. “A small difference in BI effectiveness can have a large effect on the overall return on IT investment.”

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