We use cookies and other similar technologies (Cookies) to enhance your experience and to provide you with relevant content and ads. By using our website, you are agreeing to the use of Cookies. You can change your settings at any time. Cookie Policy.

Editor's note: Join ebizQ for BPM in Action on June 23, 2010.



Like many large enterprises with sizeable investments in on-premise systems, VF Corporation - Asia reached a fork in the business intelligence (BI) road. CIO Max Chan said in this post:

"When an operational review revealed only a fraction of the enterprise data in our global BI platform was accessible by decision makers in our Asia-Pacific region, we decided to reassess our strategy."

The manufacturer of Wrangler, Lee, JanSport and other brands augmented its on-premise BI system with SaaS BI - a decision that illustrates the tectonic shift several years ago when organizations began to move from legacy BI environments towards new approaches for tapping internal and Cloud data. No longer the purview of "early adopters," these affordable, secure and easy-use Cloud analytics approaches are now the norm.

CIOs like Chan at VF Corporation and Ken Harris at Shaklee Corporation are at the forefront of what I call the "New BI" era, where SaaS-based BI technology is helping enterprises achieve BI wins faster than ever before. These approaches allow CIOs and line-of-business executives to reduce the burden, cost and lag time associated with traditional business intelligence approaches - freeing IT to drive the strategic direction of BI environments while business focuses on improving performance.

Wisdom of Crowds

Author and former Gartner Research Fellow Howard Dresner illustrates this trend in his groundbreaking "Wisdom of Crowds" Business Intelligence Market Study™. His study classifies vendors as "Titans" (SAP/Business Objects, IBM/Cognos, Microsoft and Oracle) and a host of "Established Pure-plays" and "Emerging" vendors.

His findings underscore the inflection point I discussed earlier when companies shifted away from traditional on-premise Business Intelligence software in favor of solutions from "Emerging" BI vendors (pure SaaS BI, open source, visualization tools and desktop tools) that offer greater technical innovation, customer support, and overall value.

I find it interesting that these trends are redefining user expectations around time to value. Most of the business and IT executives I speak with no longer measure BI deployments in months or years, but days and weeks.

-1-

1  2  3  

   Next Page

Explore Our Topics

  • EDITOR'S BRIEFING
  • Virtual Conferences
  • Webinars
  • Roundtables

BPM in Action

March 10, 2011

The sixth annual BPM in Action 2011 Virtual Conference will explore cutting-edge market developments in BPM and describe how to leverage them for improved business operation and performance. More

View All Virtual Conferences

Smart Case Management: Why It's So Smart.

Date:Nov 05, 2009
Time:12:00 PM ET- (17:00 GMT)

REGISTER TODAY!

Date:Oct 29, 2009
Time:15:00 PM ET- (19:00 GMT)

REGISTER TODAY!
View All Roundtables
  • Research Library
  • Podcasts
  • News

Joe McKendrick: Part II of II: Designing Evolve-ability into SOA and IT Systems

In part two of Joe McKendrick's recent podcast with Miko Matsumura, chief strategist for Software AG, they talk about how SOA and IT systems need to change and grow and adapt with the organization around it.

Listen Now

Phil Wainewright: Helping Brands Engage with Social Media

Phil Wainewright interviews David Vap, VP of products at RightNow Technologies, and finds out how sharing best practices can help businesses understand how best to engage with online communities.

Listen Now

Peter Schooff: Making Every IT Dollar Result in a Desired Business Outcome: Scott Hebner of IBM Rati

Scott Hebner, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for IBM Rational, discusses a topic on the top of every company's mind today: getting the most from IT investments.

Listen Now

Jessica Ann Mola: Where Will BI Fit In? Lyndsay Wise Explains

In BI, this tough economy and the increasing role of Web 2.0 and MDM are certainly topics on people's minds today. WiseAnalytics' Lyndsay Wise addresses each of them in this informative podcast.

Listen Now

Dennis Byron: Talking with...Deepak Singh of BPM Provider Adeptia

Deepak Singh, President and CTO of Adeptia, joins ebizQ's Dennis Byron in a podcast that gets its hand around the trend of industry-specific BPM.

Listen Now
More Podcasts
  • Most Popular
  • Quick Guide
  • Most Discussed

Quick Guide: What is BPM?

Learn More

Quick Guide: What is Event Processing?

Smart event processing can help your company run smarter and faster. This comprehensive guide helps you research the basics of complex event processing (CEP) and learn how to get started on the right foot with your CEP project using EDA, RFID, SOA, SCADA and other relevant technologies. Learn More

Quick Guide: What is Enterprise 2.0?

A lot of people are talking about Enterprise 2.0 as being the business application of Web 2.0 technology. However, there's still some debate on exactly what this technology entails, how it applies to today's business models, and which components bring true value. Some use the term Enterprise 2.0 exclusively to describe the use of social networking technologies in the enterprise, while others use it to describe a web economy platform, or the technological framework behind such a platform. Still others say that Enterprise 2.0 is all of these things. Learn More