Analytics Teams: Own The Business Problem, Not An Infrastructure


Analytics teams have devoted the last few decades building large and elaborate infrastructures that attempt to gather and harmonize essential business data. These systems are critically important to business. Yet a Forrester study found that 32% of business people felt their enterprise BI applications were too cumbersome to use, 31% have to wait days or weeks for an average BI request, and 45% said the systems didn't contain the data they needed. The study found that on average, 45% of the data business people use now resides outside of the enterprise BI environments. The result is that approximately 63% of business decision-makers are using an equal amount or more of homegrown versus enterprise BI applications.