Advice to mid-sized companies not yet committed to BI: Get started, but don’t try doing too much too soon

November 18, 2008
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Surprisingly, it seems, a significant minority of mid-sized companies have still to make a commitment to BI. So says Lyndsay Wise, president and founder of Wise Analytics, whom we talked with recently. Lyndsay cites “awareness” as one of the main reasons — companies often seek information from vendors without really understanding what BI is all about.

For those getting started, she recommends not trying to do too much right away. Initially, comm


Surprisingly, it seems, a significant minority of mid-sized companies have still to make a commitment to BI. So says Lyndsay Wise, president and founder of Wise Analytics, whom we talked with recently. Lyndsay cites “awareness” as one of the main reasons — companies often seek information from vendors without really understanding what BI is all about.

For those getting started, she recommends not trying to do too much right away. Initially, commit to something within the company that offers a clear benefit. Then build on that. Listen to her observations in the interview below. Then let us know your thoughts by commenting on this post.

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