Chapter 8

The strategy behind BI adoption

Understanding the world of OSBI, some of the differences within the marketplace, and why vendors position themselves as they do are a first step towards identifying whether this type of BI deployment matches the requirements of your organization. If you are looking for an OSBI offering or trying to decide the type of deployment you should select, the next set of questions you and your colleagues should be asking are “what do I do with this information?” And “how do I decide what will work best for the organization?” After all, software selection is not as easy as closing your eyes and pointing to a vendor’s logo on your computer screen. It requires being able to sell the value of BI to management and ...

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