…there’s a natural cycle of tension between business and IT when it comes to BI data. The relationship between business and IT in the context of BI is critical and I’ve seen a cycle in this relationship. In the past, IT pretty much owned the data. We try to push business enablement so that business points the way and IT enables it to do so. I believe that previously, when we looked at the data, before the tools were as mature as they are now, IT had to mine it, do analytics and present it. That brought us to the place where business said, ‘I don’t get it’. Tools have made that curve less steep, but as soon as it becomes a more technical exercise, IT is back in the driver’s seat. We find organisations where IT is in the driver’s seat and it tends to be a less visionary organisation and can be bogged down in its use of data.
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