How Fast and Flexible Do You Want Your Information, Really?

In an era in which we can search the entire Internet in less than a second, expectations for the speed and flexibility of information retrieval within companies have risen dramatically.  However, access to corporate data in organizations is rarely as rapid as an Internet search.  A frequently heard complaint is, “Why can’t I get information on our sales just as quickly as I can search the Internet?” That frustration has led many organizations to try to speed up the delivery of data and analysis, particularly in the context of decision making.  But few organizations are able to deliver importa.....
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