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.
One of BI’s biggest trends is Self-service BI. By 2017, most business users and analysts in organizations will have access to self-service tools to prepare data for analysis. But we need to be aware that it comes with its challenges. If we are well informed when we jump on the self-service BI train—about its benefits and challenges—we will be better prepared to make the most out of it.