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Access to Critical Business Intelligence: Challenging Data Warehouses?
There is a perception that if business users are given access to enterprise databases and raw query tools, they will create havoc in the system, which is a

critical sources factor  to Critical Business Intelligence: Challenging Data Warehouses? Direct Access Rather Than a DW for Mid-Market? For a long time, data warehousing used to be synonymous with business intelligence (BI), to the extent that there is a deep ingrained belief that BI cannot be conducted without a data warehouse (DW). Indeed, when companies are dealing with a deluge of data, it helps to have a DW, since it offers large corporations the ability to leverage information assets to support enterprise reporting

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