Dresner Advisory Services Adds Speaker and Sponsors to Real Business Intelligence® Conference

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Apr 13, 2017) - Dresner Advisory Services today announced a new industry speaker, six additional sponsors, and a media partner for its Real Business Intelligence conference, scheduled for July 11th and 12th at the MIT Tang Center in Cambridge, MA.

The Dresner Advisory Services Real Business Intelligence conference is the first industry event for business and IT leaders focused completely on strategies for success with business intelligence (BI), advanced analytics, and performance management, focusing on real world best practices and proven methods.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2017 Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Apr 6, 2017) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2017 Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The 6th edition report examines end user deployment trends and attitudes toward cloud business intelligence (BI), defined as the technologies, tools, and solutions that employ one or more cloud deployment models.

According to this year's study, 31 percent of respondents currently use cloud BI, a six percent increase over 2016; however more than a third still have no plans. Organizations who rate their BI deployments as a success are more likely to be using cloud.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2017 End User Data Preparation Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Mar 6, 2017) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2017 End User Data Preparation Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. End user data preparation is a "self-service" capability for end users to model, prepare, and combine data prior to analysis. This may complement traditional information technology (IT)-driven data quality and/or extraction, transform, and load (ETL) processes, or may be used independently.

The 3rd annual study addresses perceptions and intentions surrounding end user data preparation, including end user requirements such usability, integration, and manipulation features, as well as output and deployment options. It also examines industry support for end user data preparation and compares user requirements to current industry capabilities.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes Inaugural Analytical Data Infrastructure Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2017) - Dresner Advisory Services today issued the 2017 Analytical Data Infrastructure Market Study, a new report in the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. Analytical data infrastructure (ADI) defines a set of technology components for integrating, modeling, managing, storing, and accessing the data sets. These data sets then serve as sources for analytics and business intelligence consumers, including analytic/business applications, tools, and users.

The new report examines ADI deployment and licensing priorities, data types, data modeling/management of data, and data preparation and loading priorities. It also covers preferences in ADI development and deployment features, as well as ADI interfaces and analytical features.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2017 Location Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Jan 31, 2017) - Dresner Advisory Services today issued the 2017 Location Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. Location intelligence is a form of Business Intelligence (BI) where the dominant dimension used for analysis is location or geography. Most typically, though not exclusively, analyses are conducted by viewing data points overlaid onto an interactive map interface.

The 4th edition Location Intelligence Market Study examines the nature of location intelligence, exploring user sentiment and perceptions, the nature of current implementations, and plans for the future. The majority of respondents have a high estimation of the importance of location intelligence in 2017, with more than half considering the topic to be "critically important" or "very important." This finding is increasingly positive year over year.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes Inaugural Natural Language Analytics Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Dec 22, 2016) -  Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2016 Natural Language Analytics Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The report examines user trends and intentions surrounding the deployment of natural language analytics tools used to bridge human language and data by employing either natural language query or natural language generation techniques.

Natural language query (NLQ) is the ability to use a person's ordinary spoken or written language to query structured databases. Natural language generation (NLG) is the ability to take query results and generate a textual narrative that describes the findings in the data.

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Dresner Advisory Services Announces 2016 Technology Innovation Award Recipients

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today announced the winners of its 2016 Technology Innovation Awards recognizing the top ranked vendors in its 2016 Wisdom of Crowds® series of thematic market studies. The annual thematic research reports are based on data collected from end users and provide a real-world perspective on various technical capabilities related to the business intelligence (BI) and analytics markets.

The 2016 Wisdom of Crowds thematic research covered topics including Advanced & Predictive Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Collective Insights(TM), Embedded Business Intelligence, End User Data Preparation, Internet of Things + BI, and Location Intelligence. Each report examines current deployment trends, user intentions, and industry solutions.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2016 Big Data Analytics Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Dec 6, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2016 Big Data Analytics Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® Series of Research. The 2nd Edition report shows a sharp increase in the uptake and interest in big data analytics, defined as systems that enable end-user access to and analysis of data contained and managed within the Hadoop ecosystem.

According to the 2016 Big Data Analytics Market Study, high tech organizations, typically a first-mover segment, lead big data adoption in 2016, with 59 percent reporting current use. Telecommunications, with possibly the greatest data transaction volume of any industry, is the next most likely industry to currently use big data analytics (50%). The top big data use cases are data warehouse optimization, followed by customer/social analysis.

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Dresner Advisory Services Announces Additional Speaker, Sponsors for Real Business Intelligence™ Conference

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Nov 22, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today announced Cathy O'Neil has joined the roster of industry experts speaking at the 2017 Real Business Intelligence™ conference. The Dresner Advisory Services Real Business Intelligence conference is the first industry event for business and IT leaders focused completely on strategies for success with business intelligence (BI), advanced analytics, and performance management, focusing on real world best practices and proven methods.

Dr. O'Neil is the author of "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy." She joins renowned industry authors and professionals on the roster of conference speakers, including MIT Professor Thomas W. Malone, Mico Yuk, Chuck Hooper, and David Dadoun, as well as analysts from the Dresner Advisory team.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2016 Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Nov 9, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2016 Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The fourth edition report examines the requirement to make business intelligence (BI) capabilities pervasive by including them as a part of other applications, and includes new content surrounding data monetization.

Out of the 30 strategic business intelligence topics currently under study at Dresner Advisory, embedded BI technology ranks 12th behind mainstream BI practices such as reporting and dashboards, but ahead of areas including governance, cloud, big data, and social media analysis. 

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Dresner Advisory Services Launches Real Business Intelligence™ Conference

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Oct 31, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today launched the Real Business Intelligence™ conference. The conference is the first industry event for business and IT leaders focused completely on strategies for success with business intelligence, advanced analytics, and performance management, focusing on real world best practices and proven methods.

The event will be held July 11-12, 2017, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Tang Center in Cambridge, MA. The focus of the two-day event will be on what works, with pragmatic and actionable takeaways in each session. Applications to attend this exclusive executive forum are being accepted now. For more information, visit www.realbusinessintelligence.com.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes Inaugural Systems Integration Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Oct 26, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the 1st Edition Systems Integration Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The new report provides an in-depth look at the important role systems integrators take in the delivery of business intelligence (BI), advanced analytics, and planning and budgeting solutions. It discusses the attitudes and behaviors of organizations that engage systems integrators (SIs) and their estimation of the industry's performance.

A systems integrator, or consultancy, is a person or company that specializes in assembling component subsystems into a whole and ensuring that those subsystems function together. SIs may work in many fields but the term is generally used in the information technology (IT) field, the defense industry, or in media.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes Internet of Things and Business Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2016 Internet of Things and Business Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to collect and exchange data. The 2nd annual report reviews interest and demand for business intelligence (BI) in an IoT world. It also examines key related technologies such as location intelligence, end user data preparation, cloud computing, advanced and predictive analytics, and big data analytics.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2016 Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise Business Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2016) -  Dresner Advisory Services today published its 2016 Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise Business Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The report provides a focused, detailed examination of business intelligence usage and trends in small and mid-sized organizations (SMEs). It also discusses how those deployments and views differ from each other and from the larger organizations.

In this study, now in its fourth edition, "small enterprise" refers to an organization with between one and 100 employees, and "mid-sized enterprise" is an organization with between 101 and 1,000 employees. "Large enterprises" have more than 1,000 employees.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2016 Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Aug 30, 2016) -  Dresner Advisory Services today published its 2016 Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The third annual report examines evolving user perceptions and plans for advanced and predictive analytics software -- including statistics, modeling, machine learning, and data mining -- used to analyze facts and make predictions about future or otherwise unknown events.

Although adoption remains modest at 24 percent of organizations, ninety percent of all respondents attach at minimum some importance to advanced and predictive analytics. Within an organization, statisticians/data scientists, business intelligence (BI) experts, and business analysts are the greatest adopters of advanced and predictive analytics.

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Dresner Advisory Services Opens Mid-Year Data Collection for Wisdom of Crowds Research; Expanded Agenda Includes Analytical Data Infrastructure and Smart BI

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Aug 1, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today announced it has opened mid-year end user data collection for its Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The information collected will form the basis of the organization's annual reports covering Embedded Business Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Location Intelligence, End User Data Preparation and two new topics: Analytical Data Infrastructure and Smart BI.

Business intelligence (BI) and information management users in all roles and throughout all industries worldwide are invited to contribute their perspective on current and planned deployments and perceptions of the BI landscape. As in previous years, relevant vendors and products are ranked using pertinent criteria developed by Dresner Advisory Services, providing an important tool for organizations seeking to invest in BI solutions. 

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2016 Business Intelligence Competency Center Market Study Available From Dresner Advisory Services

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2016 Business Intelligence Competency Center Market Study. The report, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research, examines the unique role of the Business Intelligence Competency Center, a cross-functional group responsible for defining, delivering, documenting, and promoting best-practice business intelligence (BI) solutions within an organization. 

The 3rd Edition report considers multiple aspects of the BI Competency Center (BICC) including staffing and reporting structures, skills and activities, budget and funding, and success rates. BICC respondents view the group as a strong functional driver of BI, with programs targeted more evenly towards managers, customers, and suppliers as opposed to executive audiences, which are traditionally favored.

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Dresner Advisory Services Announces 2016 Industry Excellence Award Recipients

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Jul 13, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today announced the winners of its 2016 Industry Excellence Awards. The annual awards acknowledge vendors who have achieved a leadership position in the 2016 Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence (BI) or Enterprise Planning Market Studies. The annual research reports are based on data collected from end users and provide a real-world perspective on the BI and planning markets.

The Dresner Advisory Services Industry Excellence Awards go to those vendors who achieved high rankings in the Customer Experience and Vendor Credibility market models included in the annual flagship BI and Planning reports. The Customer Experience model considers the real-world experience of customers working with vendors' technology solutions on a daily basis, plotting touch points -- sales and service -- against customer sentiment surrounding product and technology. The Vendor Credibility Model ... continued

Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2nd Annual Wisdom of Crowds Enterprise Planning Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Jun 29, 2016) -  Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2016 Wisdom of Crowds® Enterprise Planning Market Study, its annual assessment of the enterprise planning market. Enterprise planning is defined as the systems and software deployed for the planning of the internal and external factors that affect an enterprise, including strategic, operational, and financial planning.

For the annual study, enterprise planning users contributed their opinion on many topics related to their current and planned usage, and were asked to prioritize strategic planning technologies and initiatives. The 2016 study tracked 18 initiatives and technologies, including revenue/demand planning, rolling forecasts, workforce/staff planning, capital asset planning, and others.

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Dresner Advisory Services Announces New Additions to Its Research Team

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2016) -  Dresner Advisory Services today announced the appointment of Bill Hostmann to Research Fellow, and Rob Rose as Director of Research Operations. The company promoted Jim Ericson to Vice President and Research Director.

Mr. Hostmann will serve Dresner Advisory Services in a number of capacities -- including accelerated expansion into a broader information management agenda and ongoing support and interaction with key clientele.

Mr. Hostmann has more than 20 years of product management experience at the intersection of business intelligence/analytics and data analytics infrastructure, including positions in product and general management at Gemstone Systems, Informix, and Informatica. He spent 14 years as a research analyst at Gartner, including several years as a VP and Distinguished Analyst for BI/Analytics. Mr. Hostmann served as conference chair of the Gartner BI/Analytics Conference for many years, growing the ... continued

Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 7th Annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2016 Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study, its annual assessment of the business intelligence (BI) market -- examining key user trends, attitudes, and plans for the next three years. For each annual study, BI users contribute their opinion on many topics related to their current and planned usage and are asked to prioritize technologies and initiatives strategic to BI. In 2016 the study was expanded to track five additional initiatives and technologies, including governance, streaming data analysis, data storytelling, and edge computing, extending the analysis to a total of 30 areas.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes Inaugural Collective Insights Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2016) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the first edition Collective Insights™ Market Study, the latest report in the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The new report builds on the company's research on collaborative business intelligence (BI), extending the research criteria to include user and content governance. 

Collaborative BI is a process where individuals in organizations work together to build and share insights to develop a common understanding and build consensus. User governance enhances the collaborative BI environment by directing content creation and sharing, thus improving information consistency and accelerating group-based decision-making. 

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2016 Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study Now Available From Dresner Advisory Services

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2016) – Dresner Advisory Services today published its 5th annual Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The report examines end user deployment trends and attitudes toward the technologies, tools, and solutions that employ one or more cloud deployment models. The 2016 study indicates that cost, maintenance, and access are the leading perceived benefits of cloud business intelligence (BI), while the primary barrier to adoption remains perceived issues with security. Traditional BI functionality such as advanced visualization, ad-hoc query, dashboards, and end user self service lead the list of the most required cloud BI features.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2016 End User Data Preparation Market Study

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Feb 29, 2016) – Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2016 End User Data Preparation Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The report examines current usage trends of “self service” data preparation software that enables end users to model, prepare, and combine data prior to analysis. These capabilities may be used independently or complement traditional information technology (IT)-driven data duality or extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) processes. 
The 2nd Edition study addresses user perceptions and intentions around end-user data preparation including requirements such as usability, integration, and manipulation features, and output and deployment options. It also examines industry support for end-user data preparation and the synergy between user requirements and industry capabilities.

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Dresner Advisory Services Begins Data Collection for 2016 Wisdom of Crowds Research

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Feb 11, 2016) – Dresner Advisory Services today announced it has opened end user data collection for the 2016 Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The information collected will form the basis of the organization’s flagship research on Business Intelligence (BI), and Enterprise Planning. It will also drive reports on topics such as cloud computing, advanced & predictive analytics, the Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC), Small and Mid-Sized BI, among others. BI and enterprise planning users in all roles and throughout all industries worldwide are invited to contribute their perspective on their current and planned BI and analytics deployments as well as their perceptions of the BI landscape. The 2016 survey builds on previous years’ research and is expanded to include perceptions and intentions related to 27 different areas of BI and analytics-related technology. New for this year, the survey will include a section on Collective ... continued

Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2016 Location Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Jan 27, 2016) – Dresner Advisory Services today issued the 2016 Location Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. Location Intelligence is a form of Business Intelligence (BI) where the dominant dimension used for analysis is location or geography. Most typically, though not exclusively, analyses are conducted by viewing data points overlaid onto an interactive map interface. According to the 2016 report, user targets for location follow a hierarchy from executives through the management ranks and increasingly external parties. Respondents are interested or already pursuing activity across a wide span of location parameters, increasingly led by province/state and country. Users prioritize location intelligence features as map-based visualizations, drill down, and dashboard embedding.

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2015 Mobile Computing/Mobile Business Intelligence Market Study Available From Dresner Advisory Services

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Dec 22, 2015) - Dresner Advisory Services today announced publication of the 2015 Mobile Computing/Mobile Business Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The annual report examines deployment trends and user perceptions and intentions around mobile computing and mobile Business Intelligence (BI). 

According to the 2015 report, executives and managers remain the top targeted mobile BI users, although there is a slight shift in favor of other constituencies such as line managers and individual contributors. The most prioritized mobile BI features are traditional BI capabilities for viewing charts and reports and selecting data. Alerting and key performance indicator (KPI) monitoring rank higher in mobile compared to traditional BI use.

"Since our first mobile BI study appeared in 2010, we've seen a steady level of significance tied to the topic. However, perceived 'critical' importance of mobile ... continued

Dresner Advisory Services Launches Technical Innovation Awards; Announces 2015 Recipients

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Dec 16, 2015) – Dresner Advisory Services today launched a new Technical Innovation award program to recognize the top vendors in each of its 2015 Wisdom of Crowds® thematic market studies. The annual research reports are based on data collected from end users and provide a real-world perspective on various technical capabilities related to the business intelligence (BI) and analytics markets. The 2015 Wisdom of Crowds thematic research covered topics such as Advanced & Predictive Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing + BI, Collaborative Computing + BI, Embedded BI, End User Data Preparation, Internet of Things + BI, Location Intelligence, and Mobile Computing + BI. Each report examines current deployment trends, user intentions, and industry solutions.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes First Edition Big Data Analytics Market Study

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Nov 30, 2015) – Dresner Advisory Services today announced publication of its First Edition Big Data Analytics Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The study analyzes user perceptions and intentions around big data analytics, systems that enable end-user access to and analysis of data contained and managed within the Hadoop ecosystem. "Big Data is a very popular topic, in part due to the high volume of discussion and debate within the supplier, analyst, and media communities. While awareness is high across the board, more importance is assigned from suppliers, and we see a fairly substantial lag in current use and near term adoption plans within organizations today," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2015 Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2015) - Dresner Advisory Services today released the 3rd Edition of its Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The annual report looks at the use and importance of Business Intelligence (BI) features and functions embedded as an inherent part of other applications.

According to this year's study, business services and retail/wholesale industries show the strongest early interest in embedded BI projects. Sales and marketing and R&D report the greatest departmental interest. Importance varies among organization size, with both the small and very large organizations considering embedded BI to be "critical."

"As BI becomes mainstream and organizations seek both to expand their internal BI footprint as well as offer these capabilities to customers and partners, there is a greater interest in including BI functionality as a part of other applications," said Howard ... continued

Dresner Advisory Services Launches Industry Excellence Awards; Announces 2015 Recipients

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Oct 13, 2015) -  Dresner Advisory Services today launched a new industry excellence award program to recognize top vendors who achieved a leadership position in the 2015 Dresner Advisory Wisdom of Crowds® flagship Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Planning Market Studies. The annual research reports are based on data collected from end users and provide a real-world perspective on the BI and planning markets.

The Dresner Advisory Services Industry Excellence Awards recognize vendors who achieved high rankings in one or both of two new market models unveiled in this year's flagship BI and Planning reports. The Customer Experience model considers the real-world experience of customers working with these technology solutions on a daily basis, plotting vendor touch points -- sales and service -- and customer sentiment surrounding product and technology. The Vendor Credibility Model considers a vendor's relationship with their customer, ... continued

Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2015 Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise Business Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2015) - Dresner Advisory Services today released its 3rd annual Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise Business Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The 2015 report provides a focused, detailed examination of the small and mid-sized enterprise (SME) market for Business Intelligence (BI) by its own characteristics, drivers, and trends, as well as how it compares to the large enterprise market.

In this study, "Small Enterprise" is an organization with between one and 100 employees and "Mid-Sized Enterprise" has between 101 and 1,000 employees.

"A few years ago we began to see interesting dynamics emerging within SME organizations around their approach to BI from the project drivers, goals, and technology priorities through to penetration and success rate," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. "In examining the particular trends and intentions ... continued

Dresner Advisory Services Publishes Inaugural Internet of Things and Business Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Sep 16, 2015) – Dresner Advisory Services today published the first edition Internet of Things and Business Intelligence Market Study, the newest report in the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to collect and exchange data. The study reviews interest and demand for business intelligence (BI) in an IoT world and examines key related technologies such as location intelligence, end user data preparation, cloud computing, and advanced and predictive analytics.

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2015 Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study Now Available From Dresner Advisory Services

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Aug 26, 2015) – Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2015 Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The report examines usage of advanced and predictive analytics techniques such as statistics, modeling, machine learning, and data mining to analyze facts and make predictions about future, or otherwise unknown, events. The second annual Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study was written in collaboration with industry expert Neil Raden and builds on the previous year’s edition to examine changing user perceptions and plans as well as current and future industry capabilities. While many of the advanced and predictive analytics tools have been available for decades, actual deployment remains in the early stages, with just 27 percent of respondents reporting current usage, according to the study.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2015 Business Intelligence Competency Center Market Study

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Jul 27, 2015) – Dresner Advisory Services today released the 2nd Annual Business Intelligence Competency Center Market Study. The report, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research, examines the goals, resources, success rates, and funding methods of the Business Intelligence Competency Center, a cross-functional group charged with defining, delivering, documenting, and promoting best-practice business intelligence (BI) solutions throughout the organization.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes Inaugural Enterprise Planning Market Study

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Jun 22, 2015) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2015 Wisdom of Crowds® Enterprise Planning Market Study. The report provides an in-depth analysis of enterprise planning software, including perceived importance, adoption trends, deployment options, and current and planned industry capabilities. Enterprise planning is defined as a system of software including strategic, operational and financial planning, used to prepare for the internal and external factors that affect an organization.

Although 90 percent of respondents indicate enterprise planning is at minimum "important," there is a mixed view of its overall merits. Adoption for enterprise planning software varies by industry, with manufacturing reporting the highest current adoption at 77 percent.

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2015 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study Now Available From Dresner Advisory Services

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – May 28, 2015) – Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2015 Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study, the company’s annual in-depth assessment of the business intelligence (BI) market. The 6th edition builds on previous years’ analyses and covers additional technology trends, updated market segmentation, and two new market models.The Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study asks users to rank 25 technologies and initiatives strategic to BI. This year’s survey added three new technology areas: enterprise planning/budgeting, Internet of Things, and cognitive BI (artificial intelligence-based BI). According to the report, traditional and fundamental BI technologies such as dashboards and self-service access to data top the list of priorities this year. End-user data blending, data mining and advanced algorithms, data discovery, social media, and text analysis are also increasing in importance over 2014.

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Dresner Advisory Services Releases 2015 Collaborative Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Apr 30, 2015) – Dresner Advisory Services today published the 4th Edition of its Collaborative Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The report examines current and planned usage of collaborative technologies and collaborative Business Intelligence (BI). This is defined as the process where two or more individuals or organizations work together to develop a common understanding, which is then shared and used to build consensus in support of organizational decision-making. According to the 2015 edition of the study, organizations that consider themselves successful at BI and take action on insight more often use collaborative BI tools. Sales and marketing and executive management are the two functions most likely to use collaboration features within a BI tool, and report the greatest use of file-sharing services. These two groups also report the greatest interest in enterprise collaborative ... continued

2015 Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study Now Available From Dresner Advisory Services

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2015) – Dresner Advisory Services today published the 4th Edition Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The 2015 Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) report examines usage trends and perceptions of Cloud BI, defined as the technology, tools, and solutions that employ one or more cloud deployment models including private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud. The newest edition of the Cloud BI Market Study features analysis of current Cloud BI usage and a year over year comparison of user intentions, deployment patterns, and industry support for Cloud BI features. The perceived benefits of Cloud BI continue to reflect conventional wisdom of cost savings, easier maintenance, and greater access to BI. The primary barrier to adoption across the board remains security concerns, according to the report.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 1st Edition End User Data Preparation Market Study

SAN JOSE, CA—(Marketwired – Feb 19, 2015) – In conjunction with the 2015 Strata + Hadoop World Conference, Dresner Advisory Services today announced publication of its First Edition End User Data Preparation Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. End User Data Preparation is the “self service” capability of end users to model, prepare, and compare data prior to analysis. It may be used independently or may complement traditional information technology (IT)-driven data quality or extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) processes.
The new report investigates user perceptions and deployment intentions around End User Data Preparation and key issues such as usability, integration, and manipulation options; output and deployment options; industry support for End User Data Preparation; and user requirements compared to vendor capabilities. It also ranks 26 vendors based on these same criteria.

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Dresner Advisory Services Opens Data Collection for 2015 Wisdom of Crowds Series of Research

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Feb 10, 2015) – Dresner Advisory Services today announced that data collection has begun for the 2015 Wisdom of Crowds® series of research including its flagship Business Intelligence (BI) Market Study. The 2015 survey builds on previous years’ research and is expanded to test perceptions and intentions related to 24 different areas of Business Intelligence-related technology. New for this year, the survey will include a separate section investigating the Enterprise Planning and Budgeting software market. BI and Enterprise Planning users in all roles and throughout all industries are invited to contribute their information on their current and future BI deployments as well as their perceptions of the BI landscape.

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Dresner Advisory Services Publishes 2015 Location Intelligence Market Study

NASHUA, NH—(Marketwired – Jan 29, 2015) – Dresner Advisory Services today released the 2015 Location Intelligence Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. The report examines current and planned usage of Location Intelligence, a specific form of business intelligence where location or geography are the primary dimensions used for analysis. Location Intelligence analyses are conducted predominantly by viewing data points overlaid onto an interactive map. The 2015 study investigates key issues around Location Intelligence including perceptions and intentions; end user requirements and features such as geocoding support, third-party GIS integration, and mobile intelligence; industry-support for Location Intelligence, and user requirements compared to industry capabilities.

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