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It won't be used if it can't be accessed
In a survey by Enterprise Systems, "87 percent of the respondents indicated that their DW was designed for Internet/intranet access" and "Nearly all members of the organization will become consumers of business intelligence information over the next three years..." If you think of the internet simply as a network (which is really all it is), I am very surprised that the number is not 100%. First, how can you not design a data warehouse with internet/intranet access in mind? You may not design a browser interface, but if the warehouse is on a machine that's on a network, it can be opened to access via at least an intranet. If the data warehouse is not accessible through an enterprise-wide network, well, then, what good is it? Data warehouses provide value through use by a diverse cross-section of an organization. Otherwise, you only have a very expensive data archive.