February 12, 2014:
Missed the boat. Didn’t gather enough steam. All that glitters isn’t gold. These pronouncements are often the verdict when technology evolves quickly and some functionalities or features don’t grab a strong enough hold quickly enough in the market. But applying that verdict to collaboration BI as well as social media and text analytics would be a mistake, even though they haven’t met expectations.
At one of my weekly #BIWisdom tweetchats this month, collaboration, social media and text analytics turned up in a discussion about 2013 BI predictions that didn’t pan out. The tweets started with one of the tribe commenting that “every year we hear collaboration BI will take off — but has it?”
I commented to the group that our annual Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study revealed in 2013 that collaboration in BI is hotter than ever, but it declined somewhat in favor of email as the preferred collaboration tool.
February 24, 2014
Can Independent Business Intelligence Vendors Survive?, Sandhill
February 5, 2014
Dresner Study Finds Companies’ Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence Preferences Changing, Sandhill
January 27, 2014
Dresner Study Details Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise Use of Business Intelligence, Sandhill
January 16, 2014
Mobile BI Picks Up Steam, Offers Potential for the Channel, Channel Insider
December 8, 2013
4 Things SMBs Need to Consider When Deploying Cloud, IT ToolBox
November 15, 2013
SMEs Enjoy Business Intelligence Edge, Enterprise Apps Today
Data collection has opened for the 2014 Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study, an examination of the state of the business intelligence (BI) marketplace.The annual study is based on data collected on usage and deployment trends, products, and vendors. BI users in all roles and throughout all industries are invited to contribute their realities, plans, and perceptions of the BI market.
New for this year, the survey will inspect important areas of BI data governance and action on insight, and will include questions related to the Business Intelligence Competency Center and its role and importance within the organization, as well as how businesses are using advanced and predictive analytics solutions as part of their overall BI deployment. The survey will also feature new sections targeted to both the Health Care and Higher Education industries, marking another key development for 2014.
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Location Intelligence, where the dominant dimension used for analysis is location or geography, is an important and emerging form of Business Intelligence.
To better understand this phenomenon, we have published our inaugural Wisdom of Crowds ® Location Intelligence market study. In it we address key Location Intelligence issues, including end user requirements and features, industry support for Location Intelligence, user requirements compared to industry capabilities, and ratings of key vendors with offerings in this space.
Included are 71 pages of in-depth market analysis, with 60 charts and tables, and 19 vendor rankings examining the nature of Location Intelligence, exploring user sentiment and perceptions, the nature of current implementations, and plans for the future. It also includes cross-tab analysis, where relevant, to explore key differences using the collected demographics.
This report will be a great asset to anyone seeking to learn more about Location Intelligence and related solutions.Read the press release
The Wisdom of Crowds Mobile Computing/Mobile Business Intelligence Market Study sheds light on pressing Mobile Business Computing issues, including the most popular platforms and integration features, the state of mobile device management adoption, and the methods for prioritizing and deploying mobile applications.
The landmark study contains a section dedicated to the role of Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) and its context within the broader mobile computing market. Topics include the importance of Mobile BI to organizations, the market segments most inclined to adopt Mobile BI, and perceived benefits and limitations of Mobile BI.
The 2013 market study includes cross-tab analyses to explore key differences across various demographics, as well as several year-over-year comparisons to provide a sense of progress within the market. It also includes a Buyers’ Guide and Vendor Ranking to provide a side-by-side comparison of the features and functions available today and aid organizations in selecting a Mobile BI provider.