Sunday, February 26, 2012

Gartner Study Shows BI Importance

In their "Amplify the Enterprise: the 2012 CIO Agenda," industry analyst firm Gartner surveyed over 2300 CIOs around the world and learned the importance of Business Intelligence.

Ranked fifth in importance last year, BI has bounced to the number one thing on CIOs' minds. Their top ten priorities for technologies this year are:

  • Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Mobile Technologies 
  • Cloud Computing (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) - moved down from #1 in 2011
  • Collaborative Technologies (workflow)
  • Virtualization - moved down from #2 in 2011
  • Legacy Modernization 
  • IT Management - moved down from #4 in 2011 
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • ERP Applications
  • Security 

See Gartner's report for more information. 

1 comment:

smith jhon said...

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