This TDWI Checklist discusses six strategic areas organizations need to address to enable users to gain more value sooner from BI and analytics. The changing nature of how users interact with data and apply analytical insights highlights the importance of having flexible business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications and services. Systems architected for the relatively unchanging patterns of enterprise BI reporting are under pressure because self-service BI and visual analytics are rapidly expanding.
The revolution in self-service BI and analytics is, of course, a major factor and is a trend unlikely to weaken. Thus, to realize value faster, organizations that have historically experienced centralized, IT-centric BI implementations must transition to environments that embrace increased use of self-service technologies.
Technology adoption prospers when organizations build a culture that supports analytics. As this checklist discusses, governance, stewardship, and mentoring are important to building this culture.
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