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CHANGE AHEAD: BI isn’t what it used to be!

Yesterday, Waldemar Adams enlightened us on The Benefits of an Enterprise-Wide Analytics Strategy. 
He mentioned 5 signs that indicate that your organisation DOESN’T have a BIStrategy:-
  1. The BI Strategy consists of a BI architecture slide
  2. IT is asking the business what reports they need
  3. Step one is building a data warehouse
  4. None of the BI team members can articulate the company business strategy
  5. There are no metrics defined to measure progress
If you nodded your head to any of these signs, you NEED to listen to this recording! He wrapped up by mentioning one more thing…that BI4.1
is GA…oh no actually TWO things but we’ll forgive him! The second important announcement that he made is that the recently launched BI Academy Site provides customers with important info that they need for a successful upgrade to BI4.0 or BI4.1. Do yourself a favor and visit this site if you’re planning to upgrade!
Yep, we weren’t joking when we said we’re going BIG this month! Next week, we have Timo Elliott joining us to remind us of all the changes that are happening in the world of BI!
25 September 2013
Time: 13h00 – 14h00 (Central African Time)
Speaker: Timo Elliott – Technology Evangelist, SAP

“The last few years have seen massive changes in BI technology and user expectations. If you had the luxury of starting your BI initiatives from scratch today, I would recommend a very different architecture than what most of us have in place. In this session, I will look at the key BI trends, the disruptions they may mean for your business, and give examples of companies that have successfully adapted their BI strategy to take account of the new opportunities”

Timo Elliot:
Timo Elliott is an innovation evangelist and international conference speaker who presents to IT and business audiences around the world on the latest trends in information strategy and technology.

His popular Business Analytics blog at tracks innovation in analytics and social media, including topics such as big data, collaborative decision-making, and social analytics.

A 22-year veteran of SAP BusinessObjects, Elliott works closely with SAP research and innovation centers around the world on new technology prototypes. Prior to Business Objects, Elliott was a computer consultant in Hong Kong and led analytics projects for Shell in New Zealand. He holds a first-class honors degree in Economics with Statistics from Bristol University, England.

Remember that this Webinar is open to all user groups!! Make sure you REGISTER! The DIAL-IN details for all countries can be found here and here’s a link to the time converter in case you’re in a different timezone.

If you’re looking to keep up with the trends happening in BI you might want to put a  “DO NOT DISTURB” sign up! You REALLY SHOULDN’T miss this one-hour Webcast!
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