The History of Business Intelligence

Given here is a video of a presentation done by Nic Smith, BI Solutions Manager at Microsoft. He talks about how Business Intelligence came into being, along with its failures. I think it’s a really cool presentation which I believe should be viewed by anyone in BI.

Apart from the excellent and simple narrative, it also gives a little insight on the history of pop culture mixed with subtle humor, which really kept me smiling throughout the presentation, especially the “iced out” part. Man that was funniest! The thing is; it’s a very simple presentation, but you could see the effort that had gone into it, a manifestation of the quote by Spanish playwright Poncela: “When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing”. Hats off to Nic. Enjoy…

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