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Successful Business Intelligence: Secrets to Making BI a Killer App by Cindi Howson

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Chapter 11Organizing for Success

Given the myriad ways that business intelligence reaches across an entire organization, attention to organizational issues can accelerate BI success; failure to address organizational issues hinders success. In each of the successful BI case studies, how the BI team was organized and evolved played a pivotal role in ensuring greater success.

Enterprise vs. Departmental BI

If your company is new to business intelligence, it may be difficult to pursue an enterprise solution. Some of the best ideas may incubate within individual departments or business units, and this may be the ideal place to test the BI waters. However, even if you begin with BI at the department level, keep your view on the enterprise.

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