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Lyndsay Wise

Hi and welcome to my blog! I look forward to bringing you weekly posts about what is happening in the world of BI, CDI and marketing performance management.

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Lyndsay is the President and Founder of WiseAnalytics, an independent analyst firm specializing in business intelligence, master data management and unstructured data. For more than seven years, she has assisted clients in business systems analysis, software selection and implementation of enterprise applications. Lyndsay conducts regular research studies, consults, writes articles and speaks about improving the value of business intelligence within organizations. She can be reached at lwise@wiseanalytics.com.

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On Monday November 9th at 12pm ET, there will be a chat hosted by BeyeConnect regarding the real cost of free BI. I will be conducting a brief presentation based on the fact that:

Many BI vendors offer free trials of their software and some even offer free versions of their offerings.   Open source provides one such example, with general source code being available for download.   But what does free really mean?   Even though software might not cost anything, there are development, implementation, and maintenance costs that can lead something originally considered free to actually become quite an investment.

The presentation will discuss aspects that need to be taken into account when evaluating so-called free BI offerings, such as:

  • implementation and overall interoperability
  • required support costs
  • customization
  • licensing limitations

After the general presentation, we will have a discussion and interactive chat – I hope to see you there.

Posted November 5, 2009 7:03 PM
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