The proliferation of data, and the shift toward data-driven businesses, has had such a profound impact that every business is an analytics business, and every employee an analytics user.
“This poses a problem for business intelligence (BI) and analytics leaders,” said Cindi Howson, research vice president at Gartner. “Organizations need improved agility to respond to new data sources and new business requirements. A workforce with access to self-service analytics is a step toward this agility, but traditional BI programs are not ready for self-service.”
Gartner predicts that by 2018 most business users will have access to self-service tools, but that only one in 10 initiatives will be sufficiently well-governed to avoid data inconsistencies that negatively impact the business.
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