So it was, in 1979, when Dan Bricklin introduced Visicalc – a new concept, to a waiting planet, that the world of personal computing finally took flight. Twenty-five years ago, personal computers got serious. The occasion: T
Customer demands and expectations Better reporting Basic need as customers define it is better reporting. Customers rarely differentiate between a reporting tool and a BI solution, between a dynamics ad-hoc analysis and static rep
Technology vendor Great technology that is available and affordable Microsoft is the biggest BI vendor because it sells technology, not solutions. SQL server, SharePoint and Excel are Microsoft’s BI products. The broad usage, avai
Decision making process For most CIOs BI is just another IT project. Their main concern is usually the budget. CIOs will not fight for it like they do for infrastructural budget as they expect that an initiative (and budget) shoul
Decision making process Companies do not view a solution to their reporting problem as a source of competitive advantage and as a result, do not explore their options much. They rarely do market research before deciding to invest.