Lost in Translation
If your organization was a celebutante, who would it be? Well, comely or not, let’s hope that when it comes to BI, you’re not a bemused, glassy-eyed Scarlett Johansson à la Lost in Translation http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335266. If so, there’s a cure and it’s not acting lessons.
It’s a lesson in collaboration; ensuring that both your IT and business teams are speaking the same language so that technology is aligned with your core objectives, versus a “smile and nod” approach to organizational change and growth via BI. And oh, what a lot of complicated language to describe all things business intelligence. Terminology abounds: dashboards, data marts, data integration, data architecture, enterprise analytics, enterprise architecture, master data management, data governance, blah blah blah.
But wading through the jargon and the necessary complexities can be daunting.
So, how can mid-market companies put the obvious benefits of BI to good use? One way is to make sure all stakeholders are speaking the same language when looking at a BI selection or implementation.
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