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The Business Model

To extract value from an innovation, a start-up (or any firm for that matter) needs an appropriate business model. Business models convert new technology to economic value.

For some start-ups, familiar business models cannot be applied, so a new model must be devised. Not only is the business model important, in some cases the innovation rests not in the product or service but in the business model itself.

In their paper, The Role of the Business Model in Capturing Value from Innovation, Henry Chesbrough and Richard S. Rosenbloom present a basic framework describing the elements of a business model.

Given the complexities of products, markets, and the environment in which the firm operates, very few individuals, if any, fully understand the organization’s tasks in their entirety. The technical experts know their domain and the business experts know theirs. The business model serves to connect these

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Business Intelligence (BI) Maturity Model


The six levels of the Business Intelligence (BI) Maturity Model are measured by the value provided to the business vs the sophistication of the tool suite. The lowest level of business intelligence maturity (level 0) is characterized by fractured reporting at different times using different data sources and rules for defining metrics within an organization. Thus creating a disjointed and somewhat inaccurate view of an enterprise. While the highest level of business intelligence maturity (level 5) is characterized by strategic, tactical, and operational decision-making in situations where numerous factors and variables are included. Organizations utilizing level 5 tools are able to effectively model their business model and accurately project future results.


Level 0 – Limited BI / Spreadsheets

Example Spreadsheet
A spreadsheet is a computer application that simulates a paper, accounting worksheet. It displays multiple cells that together make up a grid consisting of rows and columns, each cell containing alphanumeric
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Business Intelligence Model

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