Business Intelligence Revolution. Really?

January 30, 2011

Gartner Predicts Business Intelligence Revolution” reports on the four key trends that Gartner predicts for BI.  One: a 33% rise in BI tools on handheld devices by 2013 / shift to dedicated mobile analytic applications by 2012.  Two: 40% of BI spending on systems integrators by 2014.  Three: 15% of all BI tool deployments containing social software/collaboration elements in their decision-making environments by 2013.  Four: 30% of analytic applications becoming more proactive and predictive in their forecasts and using in-memory functionality to increase scale and computational speeds by 2014.  Not exactly earth-shaking, and others are commenting that these numbers are too conservative.  “Roger Llewellyn, chief executive of BI and analytics firm Kognitio, argued that Gartner’s estimates are too cautious, and that the rise in the use of BI within other areas of businesses will drive the use of new systems.”  Llewellyn says the 30% of analytic applications using in-memory functions figure should be more like a “surge.”  As most of these developments have been around for a while, I would tend to agree.  Same old wine, new blue chipped bottle. We have heard this before. In fact, one big dog search firm won’t use the phrase “business intelligence”. Good idea that. I don’t know what business intelligence is. Do you?

Alice Wasielewski, January 30, 2011


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