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Business intelligence is the process of making better decisions in an environment that provides data and reporting that is timely, reliable, consistent and understandable in a useful format or presentation.


By 2026, software will account for almost half of all big data revenues, according to the 2015 Wikibon Big Data Market Shares Report. Here’s a look at the top players in this segment you need to know about.
When it comes to the big data market, Big Blue is clearly the dominant player – IBM holds a 9% total market share. Here’s a look at the 11 top big data professional services companies, according to the Wikibon 2015 Big Data Market Shares report.
Information Management asked several top data executives what it takes to get and keep their job. Here is their collective advice on what skills you need to rise to the top in data management.
FeatureThe race for technological dominance won't be won by measuring who can build faster computers. Instead, what will matter is who invests most wisely in basic research.
NewsCompanies cite the growing importance of data analytics to improve sales and marketing effectiveness. But many struggle to piece together siloed data, properly define the business need or design a solution.
BlogNo industry will remain untouched by cognitive technology. But one of the prime industries that are going to simply metamorphose as a result of cognitive analytics will be that of retail.
Spending on information technology is on the increase in the government sector this year, and that includes a significant portion toward data management and data analytics related issues. This week research firm Gartner Inc. released its report on “The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for Government in 2016.”
Big data skills continue to be among the most rewarding investments for technologists, and most expensive to pay for to IT leaders, according to the newly released “IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index” by Foote Partners. Here are the skills and certification trends that will have the most impact.
NewsA majority of companies in the retail, technology, banking, healthcare and lifesciences sectors are investing in real-time analysis technology for human and machine-generated data, according to a new report.
FeatureSelf-service analytics can bring significant benefits to businesses, as it enables users of all roles and skill sets to access and analyze data. However, it’s not enough to just provide easy access to data analytics.
BlogMicrosoft must be much faster to decide on LinkedIn's strategy than it did with Skype. It took Microsoft several years to define its strategy for Skype, and Yammer for that matter.
FeatureGoogle can see a future where robots help us unload the dishwasher and sweep the floor. The challenge is making sure they don’t inadvertently knock over a vase --- or worse -- while doing so.

Gartner’s analysis of the Business Intelligence and Analytics market is the most anticipated and highly respected in the industry. Many industry observers believe that some organizations will only consider software vendors that appear on the Gartner Magic Quadrant. That's because Gartner information is based on detailed customer surveys, interviews and Gartner's own research. In addition to the detailed analysis of vendors, Gartner also reviews major market and industry trends.
In this independent report, David White of the Aberdeen Group discusses how adding agile BI provides a self-service solution that helps both business stakeholders and IT achieve their goals.
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