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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

Summary

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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