Forrester Study: The 6 steps to negotiating a better BI deal [RESEARCH]

Many business intelligence (BI) vendors do not publish list prices. Some do not even provide list prices under a nondisclosure agreement to their customers and prospects. Plus, BI pricing and licensing models differ greatly from vendor to vendor, keeping many BI software buyers from having a frame of reference when evaluating proposals from BI vendors. Forrester intends to define a common framework. Bime was part of the investigation.

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CIO Insight: Business Intelligence & Analytics are Top IT Apps in 2012 [RESEARCH]

According to a recent survey from SnapLogic, of which over 110 CIOs and other top executives took part, CIOs and other senior technology executives continue to pursue BI, analytics, productivity/collaboration, financial, sales and social media tools, as they strive to integrate IT with their organization’s strategic objectives.

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Aberdeen Research: A Snapshot of the State of SaaS BI for BI Deployment [RESEARCH]

Aberdeen Research are one of the research firms that have been following the SaaS Business Intelligence trend for a while now. They recently published a paper which recognizes the fact that the increased adoption of SaaS in the business intelligence field validates that it is increasingly becoming a viable option for BI deployment in all types of organizations. Read on for some interesting stats.

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Do You Have a Typical SaaS Adopter Profile? Forrester BI Users Survey [RESEARCH]

At Bime we have seen a large shift in BI user habits as users discard more traditional forms of BI for more agile and cost-effective solutions. This Forrester survey on BI users allows participants to express their expectations and plans for implementing BI.

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Self-Service Business Intelligence: Empowering Users to Generate Insights [RESEARCH]

TDWI define self-service BI as the facilities within the BI environment that enable BI users to become more self-reliant and less dependent on the IT organization. These facilities focus on four main objectives: easy access to source data for reporting and analysis, easy-to-use BI tools and improved support for data analysis, fast-to-deploy and easy-to-manage data warehouse options such as appliances and cloud computing, and simpler and customizable end-user interfaces. Read the TDWI report for more details.

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BI Market Surpassed $4 Billion in Revenues in the Second Half of 2010 with Further Growth Expected in 2011 [RESEARCH]

The worldwide business intelligence (BI) tools market generated more than $4 billion in revenues in the second half of 2010 (2H10), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Business Intelligence Tools Tracker. This marks the first time the market has surpassed the $4 billion mark in a semiannual period.

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Results From Grant Thornton’s Software-as-a-Service Risk Survey [RESEARCH]

As you are probably well aware, SaaS is a rapidly growing technology business model and an even faster-growing industry. As the industry continues to evolve, Grant Thornton is conducting a series of surveys delving into key issues and challenges for this emerging space.

We are pleased to present you with the results of Grant Thornton’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Risk Survey: Issues and trends: Assessing and managing SaaS risk.

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IDC Study: Utilities Industry Needs Business Intelligence [RESEARCH]

Research firm, IDC, has released a new research study – Business Strategy: Ready for the Dip…Err…Plunge? Utility Business Analytics – that reveals the critical need for the utility industry for more and increasingly complex business analytics. What does the report say?

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