Having a data warehouse that drives business intelligence is becoming more relevant everyday as companies collect more data about their customers. Being able to effectively analyze this data can help companies make more informed decisions and stay one step ahead of their competition.
Why should business leaders care about data and why should they care about having a business strategy that draws on data-centric tenants? I don’t mean this rhetorically; I mean really, why should they care?
Many organizations are facing the end of life for their core legacy systems. These systems, often mainframes or the like, have been enabling critical business functions for the last 25-30 years. When faced with the reality that the legacy systems are becoming a hindrance to business agility and growth (not to mention the daily risk of instability), you are the IT executive being looked at for the answer.