But remember, there is more to BI success than just debating which tool to use or which vendor to build a relationship with. Let's spend more time thinking about how to make BI relevant beyond power users.
On that note, I'm pleased to say that my long-awaited book on this topic arrived just in time for the holidays! I hope you will find the words of wisdom from seven leading companies as inspiring as I have! And I thank those of you who took the survey! Cindi Howson, Founder, BIScorecard, a Web site for in-depth BI product reviews Author: Successful Business Intelligence: Secrets to Making BI a Killer App Author: Business Objects XI (R2): The Complete ReferenceThe BI platform is critical; it's what the business users see, touch, and interact with. Fail to get that right and the data warehouse is data wasteland. So yes, how BI buying will change as a result of industry consolidation is an important matter... But let's spend more time thinking about how to make BI relevant beyond power users.