Chapter 4

A look at the OSBI market

Introduction

The lines between OS and BI are blurring as OS solution providers begin to expand into commercial offerings and more organizations look at OSBI as a valid alternative to traditional software. We’ll explore the differences between commercial OSBI and community options later, but for now let’s build on what we’ve discussed so far. Even though OSBI represents its own market, organizations require an equally strong understanding of successful implementation strategies for BI in addition to the inner workings of OS to be successful. Therefore, although this chapter focuses on drivers affecting OS adoption, it also looks at why OS solutions are becoming a more popular addition to an organization’s ...

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