Beware of the False BI Summit

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To those of you who spend any time mountaineering, hiking or mountain biking, just the mention of that term probably sends shivers through your body.

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Hobson’s Choice: MicroStrategy Facing Macro Problems

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MicroStrategy has long been a strong, independent and iconic leader within the business intelligence (BI) industry. Recent market developments, however, are presenting MicroStrategy with a Hobson’s Choice: commit itself to dramatically lowering its product’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) – thereby reducing the services revenue that represents the majority of its total revenue – or lose its whole business. The choice here is harder than it seems.

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Success Not Service – No Qonfusion

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Organizations invest in analytic capabilities – or any software, for that matter – in order to be more successful at what they do. Whether that be a sales organization looking to sell more effectively, a manufacturing organization wanting to better manage its supply chain, a software provider trying to improve its customers’ experience by providing rich analytics – all of these organizations are investing time, resources and money in order to drive results for themselves or their customers.

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I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday for a Hamburger Today

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Those of us old enough to remember the eponymous Wimpy from Popeye know that expression well. It stood in stark contrast to our parents’ admonishment to “never put off for tomorrow what you can do today.”

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And the Winner is, Who?!

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In life, slow and steady often wins the race. But in high tech, it typically goes to the quick but wide-reaching.

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