Contradictions in BI?

Over the past few weeks I have read several posts and Tweets covering a number of ideas regarding business intelligence (BI), many of which seemed to contradict each other. For example, one article claimed BI will solve business challenges simply by installing a BI tool on top of data, while another claimed BI solutions require a new process and skilled people to analyze and interpret the data regardless of BI tool. A third article claimed the ability to automate the generation of analytical information via BI tools, while a fourth identified various challenges in managing the quality of the input data and relationships thus making automation impossible. To complicate this further, additional articles challenged the use of Excel as a BI tool while others defended it.

[ Full Story – – by William Gardner – January 7, 2014 ]

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