"You know that you don't have an enterprise BI strategy if:
1 - Your end users keep pointing to IT as the source of most BI problems 2 - Your business executives view BI as another cost center 3 - IT staff keep asking end users for report requirements 4 - Your BI is supported by IT help desk 5 - You can’ tell the difference between BI and Performance Management 6 - You can’t measure your BI usage 7 - You can’t measure your BI ROI 8 - You think your BI strategy is the same as your DW strategy 9 - You don’t have a plan to develop, hire, retain and grow BI staff 10- You actually don’t know if your enterprise has a BI strategy!"
Although BI remains at the top of the list of IT priorities, the most of companies still lack a cohesive strategy for Business Intelligence. The companies need to understand that BI is not just another IT project, is a continuous process to delivery better information to the company makes better decisions. The companies need to link the BI with corporate strategy, with the strategies defined by executives applied to BI efforts. BI also must be connected with the business process. For all of this to happen, it is essential that the company has an executive sponsor that has influence on all divisions and business units (who is not the CIO).