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BI market consolidation: What does it mean for you?
With application software developers from Sage to SAP struggling to maintian growth, industry analyst Gartner predicts that worldwide revenues for BI "platforms" will grow 11%+ to hit $5.8bn this year. Chief information officers surveyed by Gartner citred BI as their number one technology priority for the third year in a row.
But the BI marketplace is in a state of considerable turmoil following last year's bout of consolidation that saw IBM, Oracle and SAP shell out $15bn to acquire Business Objects, Cognos and Hyperion Solutions respect...