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Growing Business Intelligence: An Agile Approach to Leveraging Data and Analytics for Maximum Business Value by Larry Burns

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Chapter 2 Data as an Asset

We’ve already established that BI must support one or more defined business processes. Specifically, it should support asset management processes. The purpose of BI is to allow business users to manage and leverage their data assets in the same way as other business assets (capital, inventory, human resources, etc.). The question then becomes: what do these processes look like, and how should they work?

Actually, there are two other questions we must answer first:

  • Is data, in fact, an asset according to the defined ...

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