Securing the System
I can only chuckle at the poetic justice of Chapter 13, unlucky 13, being dedicated to security. As readers of the last book and of some of my Intelligent Enterprise articles may know, security is one of my least favorite topics. It’s not that I don’t find security necessary; it is! But from a business perspective, I am discouraged when overly secure systems are barriers to business users leveraging BI successfully. Further dampening my enthusiasm is that security in XI has gotten ever more complex and involves a steeper learning curve than other aspects of the suite. The good news, however, is that security ...

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