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Keep up with technology's impact on business. This blog provides summaries of the latest industry research.



January 2010 Archives

BeyeNETWORK is conducting a survey on Interface Appeal and Ease of Use in BI tools. We want your input into the features and functionality you find key in your tool. Survey closes February 1.

Posted January 28, 2010 10:18 AM
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BI In The Cloud? Yes, And On The Ground, Too

Boris Evelson By Boris Evelson

Slowly but surely, with lots of criticism and skepticism, the business intelligence (BI) software-as-a-service (SaaS) market is gaining ground. It's a road full of peril -- at least two BI SaaS startups have failed this year -- but what software market segment has not seen its share of failures? Although I do not see a stampede to replace traditional BI applications with SaaS alternatives in the near future, BI SaaS does have a few legitimate use cases even today, such as complementary BI, in coexistence with traditional BI, BI workspaces, and BI for small and some midsize businesses. 

In our latest BI SaaS research report we recommend the following structured approach to see if BI SaaS is right for you and if you are ready for BI SaaS:

  1. Map your BI requirements and IT culture to one of five BI SaaS use cases
  2. Evaluate and consider scenarios where BI SaaS may be a right or wrong fit for you
  3. Select the BI SaaS vendor that fits your business, technical, and operational requirements, including your tolerance for risk

Posted January 28, 2010 8:56 AM
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If you use analytics within your operational and/or transactional systems, we need your input. Please take this short survey which will be the basis of a research report entitled: Putting Analytics to Work.

Posted January 14, 2010 10:53 AM
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