I believe that analytics is now at least four times more important than ever before. Here’s why.
The real trend this year is not the technology. It’s about helping business people make better decisions, and actually change the way companies do business — here are some concrete examples of companies that are using the new analytics to make a difference.
Despite a weak economy, IT spending growth remains positive. Within IT, software spending is the healthiest. And within software spending, BI is a top priority.
So if your job involves business intelligence, you should bless your good fortunes in 2009, as you should can expect a (relatively) good year — because BI really does transform the way the world works.
Last February, I chose my top 5 BI predictions for 2008. It’s now almost the end of the year and I’m thinking about 2009 predictions but before that post, how do last year’s stack up?