Business Analytics Guides for Microsoft SI Partners
Business analytics, including data warehousing, BI, and data integration, is a rapidly evolving space. To help its SI partners in this area, Microsoft hired me to write a couple of guides:
- Selling Projects on the Microsoft Business Analytics Platform: A Perspective for Systems Integrators takes a big-picture look at the technologies Microsoft provides here. It also categorizes and describes the typical kinds of projects that SIs can sell on the Microsoft platform.
- Creating Packaged IP for Business Analytics Projects: A Perspective for Systems Integrators examines various categories of packaged IP, including reusable frameworks, customizable solutions, and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. The paper then looks at when and why business analytics SIs should consider creating packaged IP.
The goal of both papers is to help Microsoft’s SI partners for business analytics understand and make better decisions about their practices.