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TIBCO’s Acquisition Of Information Builders Signals More BI Market Consolidation

Boris Evelson 4 days ago
The business intelligence (BI) vendor consolidation trend that started earlier in 2019 continues. Today, TIBCO announced its intent to acquire Information Builders, Inc. (IBI) — one of the oldest players in the market. Want to get the real sense of how far back IBI goes? It was one of the first vendors to offer reporting and analytics on mainframes! It still does, and it’s quite a unique capability today, only […]
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Amplify Intelligence With AI And Analytics — Forrester’s Virtual Data & Insights Forum, October 13–15

Boris Evelson October 5, 2020
They say data is the new oil. They say data is the new currency. They say data is the key competitive differentiator. All true. But reality is sobering: Only 7% of firms report advanced, insights-driven practices. Respondents to the same survey claimed that less than half (49%) of all business decisions in their enterprise are […]
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BI Is Dead; Long Live BI

Boris Evelson September 21, 2020
Enterprise BI is not dead, It's alive and thriving. But there are changes ahead. Learn about five of them here.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Insights

Brandon Purcell September 21, 2020
What exactly is an "insight"? Analyst Brandon Purcell previews Forrester's new Periodic Table of Insights which will be unveiled at the upcoming Data Strategy & Insights live virtual event.
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Move From Insight To Impact: Data Strategy & Insights 2020

Srividya Sridharan September 3, 2020
The digital future is here. And data, analytics, and AI are going to drive this future. These capabilities are becoming more crucial to stay ahead of uncertainty and change and get smarter about every aspect of your business: your customers, your suppliers and partners, your competitors, your employees, your processes, your operations, and your markets. It Pays […]
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How Shell Is Bridging The Technical Skills Gap

Tracy Woo July 14, 2020
There’s been a ton of buzz and activity around my first report, “Mind The Cloud Skills Gap.” As such, when Shell presented at the IBM Think Digital event earlier this year about reskilling its staff, I was very keen to attend. The key takeaways from this session were: Shell Chief Data and Analytics Officer Frans […]
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Google Helps Users Reduce Google Cloud Costs

Tracy Woo April 20, 2020
Over the past two years, the major native cloud players have launched cloud management product teams focused on improving the visibility, billing, and optimization capabilities available natively. Google has also joined this effort. The company provides customers with cost and billing support via onboarding checklists, how-to guides, billing support specialists, and providing billing account, catalog, […]
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Data Strategy & Insights 2019: Solving The Human Skills Problem

Gene Leganza October 10, 2019
Data and analytics expertise of all kinds is getting tougher to find and retain. Get advice for recruiting and retaining data and analytics professionals.
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The $5 Billion Funding Frenzy: There’s Never Been A Better Time To Rethink Your HCM Investments

Mark Brandau September 9, 2019
Estimates of venture capital funding for HR technology point to record levels of more than $5 billion in 2019. Some of the recent activity in talent acquisition includes: Entelo acquired ConveyIQ along with new funding and management changes; HireVue received another round of funding via new majority investor The Carlyle Group; Jobvite received a $200M […]
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Forrester Has Expanded Its Coverage Of eCommerce In Latin America!

Lily Varon August 29, 2019
With a population of over half a billion and two countries that rank among the world’s 15 largest economies, Latin America is firmly on the radar of digital business executives looking to expand their digital offerings. In a recent report, Forrester covers regional and country-level eCommerce trends in the six largest economies in Latin America: […]
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The Insights Beat: The Times They Are A-Changin’

Srividya Sridharan August 16, 2019
Come gather ’round, people, wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’. — Bob Dylan The […]
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Forrester 2019 Enterprise BI Platform Wave™ Evaluations — Research Update

Boris Evelson July 29, 2019
Forrester has just published 2019 refreshes of our enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform Wave™ evaluations. As the BI market and the technology continue to evolve, so does our research. This year, we emphasized: New market segmentation by both vendor-managed and client-managed platforms, which roughly equate to on-premises and cloud-based platforms, respectively, but not quite. Since […]
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Business Intelligence Market Consolidation — What To Expect Next

Boris Evelson July 24, 2019
The past two years have seen a significant divergence in the maturity of the supply and demand sides of the business intelligence (BI) market. This divergence will influence market dynamics for the next two years and affect enterprise insights leaders making strategic vendor and platform decisions. Specifically, the: Supply side is very mature. BI technology […]
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Enterprise BI Platforms Are Low-Code App Dev’s Best Kept Secret

Boris Evelson July 11, 2019
I recently had the privilege (not to mention a lot of fun) to participate in a brainstorming session with a large enterprise software vendor and my esteemed colleagues John Rymer, Rob Koplowitz, and Jeffrey Hammond on the topic of low-code app dev. It’s not a well-known fact (but Forrester has been publicizing it for a […]
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The Insights Beat: Light Up The Sky With Insights This July

Srividya Sridharan July 3, 2019
It’s nearly Independence Day in the US — a day filled with parades, fireworks, family, and, of course, delicious food. The day honors something that we, like the Founding Fathers before us, hold dear in the research organization at Forrester: the agreed-upon final wording of a document, devised by a team of thinkers, driven by […]
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The BI Vendor Landscape Is Going Through Significant Changes — What Can You Do To Protect Your Investments?

Boris Evelson June 10, 2019
The business intelligence (BI) market is going through a round of significant consolidation. Earlier this month, Sisense acquired Periscope Data; last week, Google announced its intention to acquire Looker; and today, Salesforce announced the intention to acquire Tableau Software. A smaller company, Logi Analytics, has also been on an acquisition spree, acquiring Zoomdata today and […]
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Future Of Retail: Applying 2019 Business Insights (BI) Predictions To Retail

Fiona Swerdlow June 4, 2019
To help retailers and brands plan for 2019, Researcher Claudia Tajima and I are interviewing experts within Forrester for our series, “Applying 2019 Predictions To Retail.” Last week, we spoke to Emily Collins about how loyalty trends will affect retailers this year. This week, Claudia interviewed Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. and principal analyst on Forrester’s consumer […]
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The Insights Beat: Get Smarter About Your Competitors, Customers, And Company

Srividya Sridharan April 4, 2019
Insights come in many flavors. Customer insights. Consumer insights. Competitor insights. Market insights. Company insights. Operational insights. Process insights. Sales insights. Marketing insights . . . you get the drift. All types of enterprise data (big, medium, small, and petite), as well as external data, fuel these insights and make you smarter about how you […]
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Orchestrate Your Customer Analytics Practice With The Next Best Experience

Brandon Purcell April 4, 2019
In the world of customer analytics, soaring solos only get you so far. Delivering harmonious customer experiences across the customer life cycle requires careful collaboration across different business functions.
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Forrester’s 2019 Business Intelligence Vendor Landscape

Boris Evelson March 26, 2019
Information technology keeps moving forward at an ever-increasing pace. Business intelligence (BI) technology isn’t falling behind and keeps constantly evolving. Gone are the days when vendors categorized themselves as: IT-focused and enterprise-scalable vs. business-user-focused BI platforms mostly going after departmental and line of business use cases. All legacy, formerly IT-focused BI vendors have moved squarely […]
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