The technology has been talked about for years — but who's really using it? And how?
In October, we surveyed Business Finance readers and Web site visitors to uncover the current status of — and future plans for — business intelligence technologies in their companies. The results, reported below, show which areas of a business are more heavily favored for business intelligence applications — but they also tell us a little something about varying points of view between business decision makers and technical decision makers.
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