Much has transformed as of late in regards to IT department responsibilities and policies. The utilization of business intelligence in business departments is one of these changes. The Enterprise Apps Today article, "Business Becoming Central to Business Intelligence" explains new information from the Dresner Advisory Services related to this subject.
Fifty-four percent of business intelligence developments fall under the category of business units now, as opposed to their traditional home in IT.
Mature business intelligence applications such as dashboards and data warehousing are still in the hands of IT, but business executives are concentrating on cloud-based solutions and social media analysis. Inevitably, IT will become less involved in procurement and more involved with governance.
According to the article:
This "new BI" approach yields largely positive results for business intelligence, but with some caveats. On the positive side, organizations gain "whole new groups exploring data and acting on it with greater precision," Dresner said. Problems with metadata and semantics can arise, however, if organizations fail to develop strategies to coordinate the use of multiple business intelligence tools and technologies.
We are excited to see this evolution as it bodes well for the development of more innovative business intelligence solutions. We should be seeing more from companies such as PolySpot in this arena.
Megan Feil, July 11, 2012