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Lean Business Intelligence: Why and How Enterprises Are Moving To Self-service Business Intelligence

Source: Forrester Research, Inc.
Today’s knowledge workers spend more time sorting though a huge amount of information and less time adding value to it. Enterprises have responded by moving to a self-service business intelligence (BI) model. But that often conflicts with efforts to control, secure, centralize, and optimize their BI environments. Learn how you can get the right data now, while maintaining information quality and operational security.


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