The bounds you place around what you call BI can have serious consequences for your BI program. If you set the boundary too tight, BI may never be considered for its ultimate potential. But if you consider only the basic reports that run from the data warehouse, will you also block any higher value applications from using the data layer of BI? In mature implementations, the data warehouse is useful for ad hoc query, reporting, feeding operational environments, data mining, feeding data marts, etc.
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