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BI State of the Market Report
IT departments rarely know as much about a business as the business people themselves. But business users still depend on IT to deliver answers related to the

market share chart  entrants into the BI market are paying the most attention to BI 2.0. Some vendors, such as Good Data, have it as a central component of their solution offerings. The following are key capabilities of BI 2.0: Collaboration Business users are able to share information within the user community and create discussion threads relating to the information. Identification of useful information Business users can flag information that is likely to be of use to others within the community. Enriching of information

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