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Since last year I began supporting a new Business Intelligence blog on the Sandhill.com website, called "Dresner's Point". Each week (or so) I'll post my synthesis and commentary on the previous week's #BIWisdom Tweetchat.
If you're not familiar with our weekly TweetChat, it occurs on Friday's at 1PM ET. Each week I am joined by Business Intelligence and information management experts (e.g., providers, customers, vendors and other analysts) to discuss important topics related to BI.
Below are summaries and links to my articles posted thus far:
January 7, 2013
It's been a busy few months at Dresner Advisory Services and I wanted to bring you all up to date regarding our activities and achievements. Here are some highlights:
New channels for our research:
The result is 94 pages of in-depth analysis and commentary - including over 70 charts and tables - providing a picture of the Business Intelligence market and how it's changing.
Deep into Data Analysis
Since our last posting, we've been busy sorting through data and have now begun the analysis and documentation phase for the 3rd annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ®!
We expect to begin releasing the findings to enterprise licensees mid May and will distribute to qualified study participants during the month of June.
During Q3 we will also publish two new market reports on Cloud Business Intelligence and Collaborative Business Intelligence.
Here are the final demographics for the study:
We're only three weeks away from the end of data collection for the 3rd annual Wisdom of Crowds TM Business Intelligence Market Study.
Data collection will end on April 2, 2012 at 5PM ET. So, if you have not yet completed a survey, please click on this link now!
Here are some of the study demographics to date:
Geographies: To date, the study has the largest contribution from North America with 56% and EMEA contributing 26%. We are already seeing stronger participation from both Latin America and APAC this year.
Functions: As with last year, we see an almost even split between the IT and business functions. This balance will help us to compare and contrast attitudes and plans between the two groups:
Size of Company: So far this year we've had a groundswell of responses from smaller organizations, creating an interesting mix of small, medium and large companies.
As we enter our second week of data collection for the third annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ® - I thought I might share an early insight from data collected this far.
Data collection continues until April 2, 2012.
As this chart indicates, to date, only a minority of respondents "completely agree" with the following statement: "My organization considers our Business Intelligence initiatives a success."
Here are some of the great comments that respondents shared to explain why they have or have not been successful with Business Intelligence:
"We were very successful with Product X. Then - Product Y came in."
I am pleased to announce that the survey process for the 3rd annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ® is now officially open for input!
Like last year, you'll have an opportunity to evaluate your Business Intelligence software vendors on 32 essential criteria, plus a new "Integrity" measure.
And, this year we've expanded the study to cover a wide range of important Business Intelligence issues, including Collaborative BI and Cloud BI.
As always, qualified participants will receive a copy of the study findings.
This study is NOT sponsored by vendors or anyone else. It is intended to provide an objective view into the market and reflect the experience and opinions of Business Intelligence users. And, none of your detailed data will be shared with any outside parties!
Thank you in advance!
Chief Research Officer
Dresner Advisory Services
Respondents to our Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ® are able to report on any BI vendor they like. However, we provide a list of vendors that they can select from, as well as an "other" option.
Here's our current (updated) list of vendors for the upcoming study:
Hello Folks and Happy New Year!
A new year promises fresh beginnings and signals the advent of the next Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ® cycle!
Having started in earnest in 2010, this will be our third comprehensive study of the BI marketplace - and our most ambitious to date!
We're in the process of developing and finalizing the survey instrument now and expect to start data collection within weeks.
Check back here often for updates to schedule and our progress.
All the best for a successful 2012!
As we get ready for the holidays and prepare to welcome 2012, I want to share some of the exciting things happening at Dresner Advisory Services!
Our Third Mobile Business Intelligence Study has been completed and was published on October 31st! For this edition we were able to leverage our 2010 Mobile BI data to create some compelling year-over-year comparisons and contrasts! We've also included a Mobile BI buyers guide with side-by-side profiles for twenty-four vendors, with their current Mobile BI capabilities and plans for the next two years!
For those that participated in the Mobile BI Study, you'll be receiving instructions soon for accessing your complimentary research findings. For all others, we have posted this study, along with the rest of our research on our member site (see below).
In January we'll "kick off" our third annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study ® research project, where you'll be able to rate your favorite (or not so favorite) Business Intelligence vendor! This year we're adding a 33rd measure: "Vendor Integrity"! Look for upcoming information regarding your participation. Remember, all qualified user participants receive a complimentary copy of the research findings!