Self-service business intelligence (BI) is flourishing. As businesses require more flexibility and increased efficiency, relying entirely on IT is no longer a probable solution. In order to manage large amounts of data at a minimal cost, self-service methods are necessary; however, this doesn’t come without risk.
As a way to mitigate this risk, companies are increasingly leaning towards well-governed, self-service models that combine the necessary speed and flexibility of self-service models with the required accuracy and security that comes from governance. What is a governed model and what is a self-service model?
It is first important to discuss both the self-service model and governed models as distinct entities before going on to the governed, self-service model.