Much has been written in recent years about the need to spread business intelligence to the masses--embedding intelligence within applications, simplifying interfaces, improving access to reports and so on. A new report from Forrester Research suggests that the next wave of productivity lies in providing flexible "BI Workspaces" to the organization's few analysts and power users. Overcoming the classic tech struggle between autonomy and centralized control, BI Workspaces are said to offer a best-of-both-worlds environment in which experts can analyze and model vetted data without facing IT constraints.
Source: Intelligent Enterprise, http://www.intelligententerprise.com
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