We had an opportunity recently to speak with Trey Johnson, Chief Business Intelligence Architect at Cizer, about the current state of BI in the industry and some of the new technologies available on the Microsoft side of things. We also touched on what business intelligence means these days and some of the things IT professionals need to be thinking about when contemplating a BI project.

RunAs Radio Show #25 – 9/26/2007 (31 minutes)
Trey Johnson Helps Us Get Business Intelligence
Richard and Greg talk to Trey Johnson from Cizer about Microsoft’s Business Intelligence offerings. The product line up from Microsoft is expanding beyond SQL Server, Analysis Services and Excel to include Microsoft Office Sharepoint Services, the new PerformancePoint Server and ProClarity Analysis Tools.

One thing’s for sure: If you don’t have your ducks truly in a row before you start, a poorly-planned BI project can be a money pit of enormous size. But it’s not all that complicated to do it well. It just takes a careful approach, the proper people and a set of well-defined and complete requirements. Trey helps us get a handle on the current state of affairs.

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