Business Suites in the Cloud
Across its view of the changing boundary-free enterprise, Saugatuck analyst Mike West blogged that he sees a big step by enterprises in 2013 toward loosely-coupled business suites in the cloud. West wrote: The center of Cloud solution buyer demand will continue to shift toward functional suites over best-of-breed solutions, especially with the increasing focus on core systems of record but yesteryears single-vendor, monolithic architectures is a thing of the past.
BI to Double by 2013?
Nucleus Research raised some eyebrows with its prediction of the watershed year for business intelligence in 2013. Nucleus Principal Analyst Hyoun Park said the rationale rests in the maturity of analytic systems as well as as-a-service-based options. More than that, Park said the C-suite is finding that nearly all business decisions can be data-based.
Application Development Carried by RDBMS, Integration
Although the market for application development and deployment software may only carry single-digit growth for the next few years, it shows some particular bright spots in the adoption of relational database management systems and integration implementations, according to IDC. More generally, applications development spending will fall in line with hyped up promises of connections to enterprise mobility, social networks, big data analytics and cloud computing, the research firm stated.