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The Cobra Effect in BI: Part 3

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In my previous two posts I have tabled the concept of the Cobra Effect in BI and taken a closer look at Excel spread marts—the Cobras of BI, and the incentive EDW, aka the single version of the truth. This week, let’s walk through the journey of creating and rolling out this single version of

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The Cobra Effect of BI: Part 2

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Last week we started to look at the concept of the cobra effect in BI. This week I want to dive in further and explore exactly what the cobras are in the case of business intelligence. The Cobras of BI or the Excel spread mart: Within each organization, groups of analysts spend endless hours of

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The Cobra Effect in BI

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The cobra effect occurs when an attempted solution to a problem actually makes the problem worse. I came across this term in a Freakanomics podcast by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt. The term is used to illustrate the causes of incorrect stimulation in economy and politics. There is also a 2001 book with the

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Self-Service BI is Not DIY

Increasing numbers of companies are pursuing self-service BI to enable their business users to personalize solutions and make data-driven decisions without having to rely on IT. Yet, the industry success rate in this arena is low. Why is this? Choosing the right tool is partly the issue, but the biggest differentiators between companies that fail

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GNet Group Named Minnesota Business Magazine 100 Best Company

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GNet Group has recently been named a “100 Best” company to work for by Minnesota Business Magazine. The 2014 “100 Best” were selected by an independent research firm employing various research techniques — including an anonymous online questionnaire filled out by the employees of each company — to determine which companies in Minnesota excel in

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