University of Cambridge


  • The University's implementation of Business Intelligence was not delivering the expected benefits.
  • There was a need to understand the approach being taken and assess the probabilities of success.
  • The University needed to understand what skills were needed to support a continuing development process.
  • The University staff and members needed the knowledge to use their software and hardware fully.
  • There was uncertainty that a consistent level of data security could be maintained.


  • A Situation Assessment was completed that reviewed the objectives and current status of the Business Intelligence applications.
  • A clear set of recommendations was presented to the project sponsor.
  • The best practices being used were identified and preserved.
  • Industry standard design and development methodologies were introduced to support the continuing development of all the application streams.
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  • The technical team attained full knowledge of their software and hardware architecture.
  • The project governance process was made uniform across all development streams, increasing the probability of success.
  • The project sponsor gained confidence in the approach and could see how success could be achieved.
  • The barriers to implementing Business Intelligence University wide were removed.
  • An experienced Principal Consultant was provided to guide and develop members of the University of Cambridge on how to use the software and hardware.
Giles Horwood
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