OK, maybe the average comics/funny pages reader didn’t associate a recent “Cornered” by Mike Baldwin with business intelligence, but those who know and love business intelligence will.
The premise of the Oct 5 strip is that the company “laid off too many people,” and then realized the profits they generated from “the employee parking lot.” After laughing, I recalled an industry case study that featured a company using business intelligence to identify overcharges by the local parking garage.
Similarities aside, think about the point in this strip – companies should take a wide look at the impact of business changes. Especially when making drastic changes such as layoffs. A smarter approach to changes is to use business intelligence tools to foresee the impact of change.
Spotfire Blogging Team