From chaos to order: an overview of the advantages of implementing BI standards, with some real-life examples of best practice techniques.
In 2009, people will be tempted to hand-code scripts for analysis, implement standards without changing organization structures, and implement new business unit silos.
Business intelligence standardization (which I define as “pragmatically reducing the number of overlapping tools in order to reduce costs and maximize the benefits of business intelligence”) seems to be on the rise, at least in my neck of the woods. Several large customers are looking for external validation of how many BI users they “should” …
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!
Despite some people dismissing it as a myth, BI standardization is alive and well in organizations around the world. Here’s a quick primer on what, why, and how. (more…)
A lot has been written about what typically goes wrong in individual BI projects, but even when individual BI projects are successful, many organizations stumble on the journey to true enterprise BI deployments. What goes wrong?
According to this article, the latest OLAP report ranks MicroStrategy as the top product for BI standardization. This seems counter-intuitive, to say the least: from my experience, standardization deals usually boil down to a face off between the top two vendors in the account (typically Business Objects and Cognos), and the winner is almost inevitably …