According to the first State of Business Intelligence survey conducted by BeyeNETWORK and Saint Joseph’s University, many business intelligence analysts prefer to employ their own tools, while others do the work and deliver the results to their users. Interestingly, very few actually mentor clients in the use of BI tools. 

Business intelligence is used to support decision making at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels. When asked to identify important human factors for successful business intelligence efforts, 67% said that a decision-maker’s exposure to and understanding of business intelligence is very important, and 48% said that involving business managers in reviewing business and data models is also essential.

The author uses these stats and many others to make a case for a business intelligence curriculum. A very interesting read, worthy of your time.

This interesting topic was found on BeyeNETWORK in their article, “The Future of Business Intelligence – Interpreting the Results of the State of Business Intelligence Survey.”

Melody K. Smith

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