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Barney Finucane

Welcome to my BeyeNETWORK blog. My main goal here is to address hype issues that come up in the Internet, not to provide any overview of the BI market itself. I look forward to any questions or comments you may have.

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Barney Finucane has extensive experience in the BI industry. As a consultant, he has supported companies in the chemical, energy and manufacturing sector with the introduction of BI software. As product manager for the company MIS, he was responsible for the front-end products Plain and onVision, and kept a keen eye on projects and tools from other vendors. His areas of speciality include tool selection, quality assurance for BI, data warehouse strategies and their architectures.

The BI Survey 10 has started! The world's oldest and largest survey of users of business intelligence software is now online. Last year's survey garnered over three thousand responses and could build on a data set stretching back to 2001 to analyze the trends in the market for business intelligence tools.

The BI Survey has always had the goal of shedding light on the real world issues that matter to users. It avoids the latest hype and buzzwords and focuses on costs, goal achievements and business benefits. It helps potential buyers avoid typical pitfalls of buying and implementing business intelligence software. The Survey also provides vendors with no-nonsense information on what buyers really need, not what they say they want.

This year the Survey sharpens its focus on the project. Business intelligence has changed as it has become more accepted, and more, larger vendors have entered the market. The year we pinpoint new issues:

  • The size and scope of projects, and how these influence business benefits
  • Finding the right product for a given project
  • Who implements the project and how much it costs
  • Business participation in product selection and implementation

The survey compares the leading products on the market across a number of headline criteria such as performance, scalability and vendor support. Also it is based on actual data instead of just educated guesses, which makes it a great resource for any company evaluating business intelligence products.

If you want to take part in the Survey, click this link:

Posted May 22, 2011 12:16 PM
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