A Brief History of Business Intelligence

A Brief History of Business IntelligenceOrganizations that successfully adopt self-service BI tools like Power BI have cultures that encourage and reward the use of data. Building a data culture solves common problems, and it is valuable to understand those problems – and where they came from.

This video provides a brief history of business intelligence, painting with a broad brush the evolution of BI tools, and how new problems have emerged as technology is developed to solve existing problems.

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For the introduction to this series on building a data culture, see https://ssbipolar.com/2020/01/06/building-a-data-culture

For more Power BI and data culture content, check out the BI Polar blog at https://ssbipolar.com/.

Intro/outro music by Diablo Swing Orchestra

Sword logo artwork by Beth Hammer