As often mentioned the most important thing within the IT industry is to know your requirements. I stumbled across an interview with Gary Cokins, expert at SAS Institute. In the interview he points toward that companies are often missing out what they really need their BI solutions for and the usage of the systems often is unclear.
The article is in swedish and you find it here: http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.252763/foretagen-kvar-pa-tonarsniva
At Attollo we are focusing a lot on helping our customers how to maximize the usage of their BI solution and educating them how to benefit from the solution. Of course the technology and rendering time of a report is important - but the usage of the system and understanding of the business is even more important!
Having the correct requirements is something we will come back to during this fall, check out the blog and our web!