10 Business Intelligence Pitfalls to Avoid in the New Decade
Avoid these common pitfalls associated with business intelligence 1.0.
As business intelligence software becomes more widely used, it was only a matter of time before these applications started showing up on smartphones.
For example, Birst, a provider of business intelligence software as a service, today announced that users can access a new Birst Mobile software-as-a-service using Apple iPhone, RIM BlackBerry and Google Android smartphones and other mobile computing devices.
Birst CEO Brad Peters said Birst was initially surprised to see all the interest in accessing its service via smartphones, but as new types of users discover BI software, many of them are mobile professionals. Birst, like so many other new BI services, is focused more on serving the BI needs of the average business executives than traditional business analysts that tend to favor on-premise BI application software from companies such as SAP, IBM, SAS Institute and others.
With the proliferation of BI software, IT organizations are increasingly dealing with variable needs of different classes of BI users. As such, they will need to develop a more comprehensive approach to BI application software that is likely to be anchored around a federated model that spans multiple types of BI application software.