The 5 Ingredients of Good Decision-Making

The results of a survey called “In search of clarity: unraveling the complexities of executive decision-making”, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, were announced today. The report concludes that it is “cause for alarm…that executives themselves perceive the quality of decision-making at their company as mixed at best”, and identifies five ingredients of good decision-making. Obviously, supporting good decisions requires a lot more than technology, but I believe BI can help. (more…)

How’s Your BI Maturity?

Wayne Eckerson and I will be presenting two web seminars this week on the subject of putting TDWI’s BI Maturity Model to Practice. We’re going to try to make it as interactive as possible. Please join us, and ask difficult questions!

eBay Information on Demand

External data and benchmarketing is an essential part of BI 2.0. Business Objects today announced the launch of their new information on demand store, where customers can purchase information from organizations as diverse as the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the eBay marketplace. Will Business Objects be able to transform the information market the same way Apple transformed the mp3 market: through revolutionary ease of use and a centralized platform? (more…)