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Is a Business Intelligence Solution Right for Every Company?

It's been a long time (in this business, anyway) since the very first business intelligence solutions turned up, enabling big organizations to perform data analysis, generating reports with primitive dashboards for company execs. Since then, the BI space has become agile, operational, self-service, social, and even reactive.

There was a time when you had to ask why any individual or organization would want to acquire, change, or upgrade a BI solution. BI has become disruptive. But it's also necessary. Despite its almost-too-fast evolution, invasion of new markets, and overturning of the way organizations manage their business, BI is now a basic component of the complete information cycle, in any type of organization.

But is it right for every organization?

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It's been a long time (in this business, anyway) since the very first business intelligence solutions turned up, enabling big organizations to perform data analysis, generating reports with primitive dashboards for company execs. Since then, the BI space has become agile, operational, self-service, social, and even reactive.

There was a time when you had to ask why any individual or organization would want to acquire, change, or upgrade a BI solution. BI has become disruptive. But it's also necessary. Despite its almost-too-fast evolution, invasion of new markets, and overturning of the way organizations manage their business, BI is now a basic component of the complete information cycle, in any type of organization.

But is it right for every organization?

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