Self-service BI (or self-service business intelligence) has been a buzzword for a while. If you Google “self service BI,” you get 383,000,000 results.
(Interestingly, if you Google without the dash — “self service BI” — you get 409,000,000 results. I can’t tell you the significance of this. Although Word tells me it needs a dash.)
But you don’t Google search results to tell you that users don’t want to rely on IT to get the “data they need from the software they already have.”
So, as a consultant, why would I want users to do more of the work?Read more…