Everywhere you turn these days, you’ll hear plenty of buzz about exponential growth in business intelligence (BI) and analytics space. But unlike some IT trends that are embryonic enough to be one part business case and nine parts vaporware, BI and analytics are mission-critical solutions to the nearly universal challenges posed by Big Data.
Leading IT analysts recently weighed in on the BI and analytics opportunities in new reports. Among the key findings:
* Talent gaps and lack of knowledge base in the analytics space will continue to force businesses to rely on service providers to fulfill their business analytics needs in the near future. – IDC
* By 2016, 70 percent of leading BI vendors will have incorporated natural-language and spoken-word capabilities. – Gartner
* Lack of IT expertise and increasing employee mobility, forcing BI vendors to use new and innovative ways of delivering business analytics. – Markets-and-Markets
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