Where is this coming from? Gartner recently â€śpredictedâ€ť the 50% of data warehouse projects will have limited acceptance or be out right failures. Why? And what fact is this dire prediction based upon?
Apparently Gartner has turned its skeptical eye onto BI -- again. In 2003, Gartner predicted that over 50% of data warehouse projects would fail... That time, they said that enterprises will fail to use BI properly, losing market share to those that implement and leverage BI correctlyI guess they have decided that the same story can run again. No real evidence of why or even if this prediction was close.
Now two years later, Gartner is making the same claim. As for why, Ted Friedman, a principal analyst with the company, claims it will be due to poor data quality. He suggests that the enterprise should create a data quality firewall â€“ something to â€śsniff out data quality issues that are coming from your suppliers.â€ť My, but he has rather negative statement that is shy on facts â€“ at least very few were given -- again.
The most recent CIO Magazine just published a story on the remarkable success that the food industry â€“ especially fast food â€“ has had with BI analyses. Of course, they too start their article off with a statement that BI has not had the best success rate. Again no evidence or examples were given.
Sure makes you wonder where these people get their information. Call me a Pollyanna or cockeyed optimist, but the clients I work with have had remarkable success with their projects. I have worked with very few companies that have had less than successful implementations. I welcome your input as to the success of your BI implementations and the reasons for it. Letâ€™s see if we can get some real information on the SUCCESS rates of BI to counter this negative reporting.
Yours in BI success!
Posted March 21, 2005 6:02 PM
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