You know that you don't have an enterprise BI strategy if:
1. Your end users keep pointing to IT as the source of most BI problems
2. Your business executives view BI as another cost center
3. IT staff keep asking end users for report requirements
4. Your BI is supported by IT help desk
5. You can’ tell the difference between BI and Performance Management
6. You can’t measure your BI usage
7. You can’t measure your BI ROI
8. You think your BI strategy is the same as your DW strategy
9. You don’t have a plan to develop, hire, retain and grow BI staff
10. (My personal favorite) You actually don’t know if your enterprise has a BI strategy!
Boris Evelson is a principal analyst at Forrester Research. Boris serves information and knowledge management professionals. He is a leading expert in BI. He delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define BI strategies, governance and architectures, as well as identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end-user experiences.
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