Whether data warehousing and information management professionals are ready for it our not, the business intelligence market is undergoing dramatic change, says Douglas Hackney, president of Enterprise Group Ltd. and a featured speaker June 21 at DCI’s Customer Relationship Management Conference & Exposition in Boston.

According to industry projections, business intelligence technology revenues will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 27 percent from $3.6 billion in 2000 to $11.9 billion in 2005. But that’s only the start. With the number of Web pages growing exponentially and the amount of corporate structured data doubling annually, the use of business intelligence will become even more ubiquitous—and so will industry challenges. "Real queries across large data sets will require extremely high performance design and technologies," Hackney says.

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