Lost in Translation
If your organization was a celebutante, who would it be? Well, comely or not, let’s hope that when it comes to BI, you’re not a bemused, glassy-eyed Scarlett Johansson à la Lost in Translation http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335266. If so, there’s a cure and it’s not acting lessons.
It’s a lesson in collaboration; ensuring that both your IT and business teams are speaking the
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to employ BI to empower, not perplex, and to meet customer needs more intuitively. But it still takes strategy and internal collaboration with IT to align BI usage with key business objectives. No doubt about it, BI is a hot commodity at the moment – it’s the highest spending focus for CIOs currently (Robert Abate, “ The Convergence of SOA and BI”, course at TDWI, Chicago, May 11, 2008). BI contains the promise of overall enterprise visibility and optimization; the leveraging of key data within