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The Hooded Suit: Enabling a 2-Tier Analytics Model

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At the recent Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit in London, Gartner analyst Dan Sommer employed a clever analogy to illustrate the divide he sees in today’s analytics landscape. He called it “Suits vs. Hoodies”.

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A 2-tier Model for BI and Analytics Success

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As somebody who’s lived through the evolution of the analytics space over the past two decades – from the days of decision support systems, through the era ofbusiness intelligence, and now the emergence of visual data discovery – it has been fascinating to witness the shift from the traditional IT-owned, centrally managed analytics model to the more decentralized, user-oriented style of delivering BI. This is a positive development that has empowered business people, who otherwise would rely on a central BI team for data analysis, to work with data on their own.

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