How do we take the pulse of the BI/analytics industry? What if those who promote the technology, advise the clients, and build the systems actually measured their collective progress with a number? It would be an ongoing, forever-updating, simple benchmark. It would be the industry's Dow Jones Industrial Average.
People want to perform well, Frank Buytendijk believes. Management gets in the way with stupid, top-down games. It would be better to join people's natural passion with corporate goals.