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The Evolution of Business Intelligence: The Four Worlds

Published: 06 July 2007

ID: G00149733

Analyst(s): Gareth Herschel , Nigel Rayner, Bill Hostmann


We define four different scenarios or "worlds" for characterizing how business intelligence is used today and how it will evolve in the future.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Dimensions of the Four Worlds Model
    • Dimension One
    • Dimension Two
  • A Description of the Four Worlds
    • The Decision Factory
    • The Information Buffet
    • The Brave New World
    • The Hypothesis Explored

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