Successful Business Intelligence: Secrets to Making BI a Killer App

McGraw Hill Professional, 2007 M12 17 - 244 páginas
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Praise for Successful Business Intelligence

"If you want to be an analytical competitor, you've got to go well beyond business intelligence technology. Cindi Howson has wrapped up the needed advice on technology, organization, strategy, and even culture in a neat package. It's required reading for quantitatively oriented strategists and the technologists who support them." --Thomas H. Davenport, President's Distinguished Professor, Babson College and co-author, Competing on Analytics

"When used strategically, business intelligence can help companies transform their organization to be more agile, more competitive, and more profitable. Successful Business Intelligence offers valuable guidance for companies looking to embark upon their first BI project as well as those hoping to maximize their current deployments." --John Schwarz, CEO, Business Objects

"A thoughtful, clearly written, and carefully researched examination of all facets of business intelligence that your organization needs to know to run its business more intelligently and exploit information to its fullest extent." --Wayne Eckerson, Director, TDWI Research

"Using real-world examples, Cindi Howson shows you how to use business intelligence to improve the performance, and the quality, of your company." --Bill Baker, Distinguished Engineer & GM, Business Intelligence Applications, Microsoft Corporation

"This book outlines the key steps to make BI an integral part of your company's culture and demonstrates how your company can use BI as a competitive differentiator." --Robert VanHees, CFO, Corporate Express

"Given the trend to expand the business analytics user base, organizations are faced with a number of challenges that affect the success rate of these projects. This insightful book provides practical advice on improving that success rate." --Dan Vesset, Vice President, Business Analytics Solution Research, IDC


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Interesting overview of Business Intelligence. The core question about what defines success in a deployed BI solution is important for each corporate stakeholder to define. Lots of interesting studies are presented.


1 Business Intelligence from the Business Side
Components of a Business Intelligence Architecture
3 The Business Intelligence FrontEnd
4 Measures of Success
5 The LOFT Effect
6 Executive Support
7 D Is for Data
8 The BusinessIT Partnership
10 Agile Development
11 Organizing for Success
12 The Right BI Tool for the Right User
13 Other Secrets to Success
14 The Future of Business Intelligence
This Successful BI Survey
Recommended Resources

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Página 161 - Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It's not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious - but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.
Página 63 - There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.' — Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.
Página 44 - A dashboard is a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives, consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance.
Página 151 - The customer can have any color he wants so long as it's black," would have appreciated our simplicity.
Página 63 - l think there is a world market for maybe 5 computers.
Página 92 - CIOs have not done a very good job of communication in ways that make CEOs comfortable. Thus, a CEO who is already less than conversant in technology, does not want to demonstrate further public weakness (or possibly be humiliated) concerning IT should he or she fail to understand what the CIO is talking about (even though that may be entirely the CIO's fault)."3 individual business units that use BI feel strongly that the CFO was the right sponsor.
Página 161 - Collins describes a level 5 leader as "an individual who blends extreme personal humility with intense professional will. ..Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company.
Página 185 - At every stage of the decision-making process, misperceptions, biases, and other tricks of the mind can influence the choices we make...

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Cindi Howson is the founder of BIScorecard, a website for in-depth BI product reviews, and has 15 years of BI and management reporting experience. She writes and blogs for Intelligent Enterprise, and is an instructor for The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI). Prior to founding BIScorecard, Cindi was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for a Fortune 500 company. She has an MBA from Rice University

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