Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2015 Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study, the company’s annual in-depth assessment of the business intelligence (BI) market. The 6th edition builds on previous years’ analyses and covers additional technology trends, updated market segmentation, and two new market models.
The Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study asks users to rank 25 technologies and initiatives strategic to BI. This year’s survey added three new technology areas: enterprise planning/budgeting, Internet of Things, and cognitive BI (artificial intelligence-based BI). According to the report, traditional and fundamental BI technologies such as dashboards and self-service access to data top the list of priorities this year. End-user data blending, data mining and advanced algorithms, data discovery, social media, and text analysis are also increasing in importance over 2014.
“We are excited about the continual growth and adoption of business intelligence, and our annual flagship report on the state of the BI market provides the fresh and invaluable end-user perspective on the shifts in user trends and intentions,” said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services.
The company also announced availability of the 2015 Buyers’ Guide Edition. This separate, exclusive version of the flagship Business Intelligence Market Study has more than 160 pages of in-depth market analysis with 24 vendor rankings across 6 market segments. The Buyers’ Guide includes a section that enables readers to compare and contrast 22 different vendor-supported BI features across traditional, cloud, and mobile platforms. This year’s Buyers’ Guide Edition also features an all-new analysis of BI industry licensing models.
“The Buyers’ Guide Edition offers another lens through which organizations can investigate BI providers and their current technical capabilities,” continued Mr. Dresner. “It provides an objective look at vendors’ current products and strengths, providing clear market assessment to aid in the vendor selection process.”
The annual Wisdom of Crowds BI study is based on data collected on usage and deployment trends, products, and vendors. BI users in all roles and throughout all industries contributed to provide a complete view of realities, plans, and perceptions of the BI market. To purchase a copy, visit biwisdom.com.
About Dresner Advisory Services
Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI) and related areas.