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Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 Cube Development by Simon Lidberg

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Chapter 1. Self-service Business Intelligence, Creating Value from Data

Over the years most businesses have spent considerable amount of time, money, and effort in building databases, reporting systems, and Business Intelligence (BI) systems. IT often thinks that they are providing the necessary information to the business users for them to make the right decisions.

However, when I meet the users they tell me a different story. Most often they say that they do not have the information they need to do their job. Or they have to spend a lot of time getting the relevant information. Many users state that they spend more time getting access to the data than understanding the information.

This divide between IT and business is very common, it causes ...

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