Gartner Business Intelligence Summit, Los Angeles, CA- May 2-4 2011

Gartner released its first Gartner Business Intelligence Summit e-newsletter. As technology, market and management trends begin to transform BI and analytics, understanding and embracing these impending changes is critical in order to improve performance and your organization's success.According to Gartner, there are four trends that BI and analytics leaders need to embrace, which are highlighted […]

Gartner released its first Gartner Business Intelligence Summit e-newsletter. As technology, market and management trends begin to transform BI and analytics, understanding and embracing these impending changes is critical in order to improve performance and your organization's success.

According to Gartner, there are four trends that BI and analytics leaders need to embrace, which are highlighted in this month's e-newsletter.

Please find below some interesting predictions from Gartner for BI:

PredictionMy comment

1. By 2013, 33% of BI functionality will be consumed via handheld devices.

Microsoft has already started working on this direction. Windows Phone 7 consumes Silverlight content, and there are many Silverlight controls for BI (SQL Reporting Services or pure WP7 implementation) from Microsoft and partners

2. By 2014, 30% of analytic applications will use in-memory functions to add scale and computational speed. By 2014, 30% of analytic applications will use proactive, predictive and forecasting capabilities.

Microsoft provides in-memory capabilities through PowerPivot for SharePoint and Vertipaq.
In addition, SQL Server Analysis Services already supports proactive caching and predictive analysis through data mining support.

3. By 2014, 40% of business analytics expenditure will go to system integrators, not software vendors.In terms of Services delivery this might be true. Microsoft has recently announced additional appliances for BI (i.e. HP Business Decision Appliance) that refer to this point. However, the BI platform, implemented by the known or promising BI SW vendors, will still have a key role in BI projects.
4. By 2013, 15% of BI deployments will combine BI, collaboration and social software into decision-making environmentsThis is already implemented in Microsoft’s BI stack, through the native integration of SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server (BI features through Analysis, Integration and Reporting Services)

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You can learn more at the upcoming Gartner Business Intelligence Summit, May 2 – 4, in Los Angeles, CA.