There is a myth in Business Intelligence. The perception when we speak about Centralized BI is that IT will be a bottleneck in the process. Perhaps we can do a small recap of BI history to understand the reasoning behind this myth.
Self-service BI is a hot topic as the year is coming to an end. It is a major trend that will continue in 2017. Some CIOs think it is a scary scenario, while other CIOs fully embrace it. Why do we see such duality? It can be attributed to two main models in Business Intelligence: federated and centralized.
Federated BI failed. It forced users to work in silos and created a data mess. And now, Centralized BI is rising. Most organizations are moving to a centralized model of Business Intelligence.You might be wondering why is federated so messy and why is centralized so good? Check out this clear infographic about the differences between the two biggest models of BI.