Well, the DCI Conference is over and the Around the Horn went very well. I think I started something. The format allowed me to state a few assertions about where our industry is going. Without much comment now, I present them here. If you have a comment on any, feel free to add your comment. Here they are:
There is no longer a line in the sand between operational and analytical BI. They have blurred together.
The â€śbuild it and they will comeâ€ť attitude is still pervasive in DW.
The model of the BI software industry is about delivering more and more complexity making it harder to live instead of simplifying business. The BI software industry is partly to blame for the increasing complexity of business.
DW will eventually go the way of EAI. The extra data store in the picture is redundant and the market eventually drives out inefficiencies.
Companies are not taking data quality seriously enough. Itâ€™s an afterthought and is still sabotaging BI and compliance efforts.
Master Data Management is most effective in the operational world, at pre-DW levels.
Data Mart/DW Consolidation is hot now as companies realize they need an efficient EDW environment and the benefits of the enterprise consolidated view.
BI is focusing too much on the big guys. The needs of the SMB market are not being met by the BI industry.
Posted October 4, 2005 8:27 AM
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