Like some about-to-be-deposed Middle East dictators, some IT people fear the barbarians at the door that Dave Wells hints at. In a recent interview with Information Management editorial director Jim Ericson, Dave talked about the "storm" about to overwhelm IT departments. Then there are the reactions to that.
What will it be, a "single version of the truth" or unabated proliferation of ad hoc data? It's a chronic dilemma, and its resolution is crucial to big-box business intelligence. Frank Buytendijk's new book, Dealing with Dilemmas: Where Business Analytics Fall Short, offers a way out of this pickle.