During this episode, I discuss open source business intelligence (OSBI) with Lyndsay Wise, author of the insightful new book Using Open Source Platforms for Business Intelligence: Avoid Pitfalls and Maximize ROI.
Lyndsay Wise is the President and Founder of WiseAnalytics, an independent analyst firm and consultancy specializing in business intelligence for small and mid-sized organizations. For more than ten years, Lyndsay Wise has assisted clients in business systems analysis, software selection, and implementation of enterprise applications.
Lyndsay Wise conducts regular research studies, consults, writes articles, and speaks about how to implement a successful business intelligence approach and improving the value of business intelligence within organizations.
Open Source Business Intelligence
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Win a copy of the Book
Lyndsay Wise wants to give one OCDQ Radio listener a free copy of Using Open Source Platforms for Business Intelligence.
Here is how the book contest will work:
(1) Book Contest Question — Name one of the considerations for evaluating whether OSBI is the right choice for your organization that Lyndsay Wise discussed during this OCDQ Radio episode.
(2) Book Contest Deadline — By or before January 31, 2013, Email Jim Harris with your answer to the book contest question.
(3) Book Contest Winner — In February 2013, one winner will be randomly selected from the emails containing the answer to the contest question, and Lyndsay Wise will email the winner requesting a postal address for sending a free copy of the book.
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