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Why Organizations Adopt Collaborative BI

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2015-05-22
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    Why Organizations Adopt Collaborative BI

    Why Organizations Adopt Collaborative BI

    By Dennis McCafferty

In past features, we've reported on the rising presence of both business intelligence (BI) and collaborative tools in the enterprise. So it's only logical that organizations should seek to combine the two in an effort to empower users with what's called "collaborative BI." And that's happening right now, as the majority of companies surveyed either currently deploy collaborative BI or will consider doing so in the future, according to a recent survey from Dresner Advisory Services. The resulting "Collaborative Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study" reveals that a significant number of IT and executive-level professionals consider collaborative BI to be important—if not critical—in achieving strategic objectives. They're turning to dashboards, advanced visualization, data warehousing and other technologies to achieve that. Vendor tools in this space include Microsoft SharePoint, Dropbox and Google Docs. Nearly 865 professionals—most of whom are working in either IT, BI or at an executive level—took part in the research. (Note to readers: The report is available for sale, listed at $595.)

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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