Every year at this time, I look forward to insights from Twitter participants in our Friday #BIWisdom tweetchats to glean their “boots on the ground” perspectives of what’s new and what has abiding interest for the upcoming year in enterprise BI investments and intentions. At a couple of recent tweetchat sessions, I asked the #BIWisdom group some questions about technologies and initiatives for 2017 related to BI and analytics.
I asked the group whether they think information catalogs to support self-service will be an important theme in 2017. I suspect a challenge in an organization of size is simply "finding stuff" and a lot of time is wasted searching for data, models, reports, etc. or duplicating efforts.
They noted that most companies’ focus on self-service depends less on investment than on increasing collaboration between IT and the business. One participant tweeted that she hopes 2017 will be the year that ... continued