ITM 501 Case 2

Let me start by saying that business intelligence is a top priority for top executives.[1] “Business Intelligence continues to be of the top investment priority for CIOs. The most critical success factor for a BI program is to have a BI strategy in place. However, only few companies today have a comprehensive enterprise BI strategy. Why? Major barriers to building a successful BI strategy include lack of alignment between IT and the business and the tendency to jump to technology decisions or architecture diagrams without considering what business problems the organization is trying to solve.” It seems if a business wants to use these programs they would need to use a wide range of software programs, such as Excel, Access and different database applications for various departments throughout their organization. Using multiple software programs makes it difficult to retrieve information in a timely manner and to perform analysis of the data.

[1] http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/index?rid=/webcontent/uuid/d0d7ba8f-bfc1-2c10-9bb7-d7a07a9cc035&prtmode=print
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