BI was made for turbulent times, wasn't it? At least the handful of consultants I talked to this week think so. There seems to be not a shred of fear among them. I'm writing the story for TDWI.
I've read about an 84-year-old farmer in North Dakota who reads pig spleens the way mainstream fortune tellers read tarot. Sadly, he doesn't service the business intelligence industry.
Al Cherdak, an independent developer of enterprise software, has been seeing BI consolidation first hand. It's killing innovation, and the Big Guys will save themselves by fixing it, he says.