Microsoft Tops Gartner's Business Intelligence Ranking

Business Objects and Cognos have long been considered the leaders in business intelligence (BI) platforms. But in a surprising new report, Gartner ranks Microsoft ahead of those companies in its ability to execute. Gartner's "magic quadrants" are typically annual market evaluations that place software vendors in one of four quadrants within a square: niche players, […]

Business Objects and Cognos have long been considered the leaders in business intelligence (BI) platforms. But in a surprising new report, Gartner ranks Microsoft ahead of those companies in its ability to execute.

Gartner's "magic quadrants" are typically annual market evaluations that place software vendors in one of four quadrants within a square: niche players, visionaries, challengers, and leaders. Specific placement depends on a vendor's ability to execute, which moves them upward, and completeness of vision, which moves them to the right.

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