A recent IBM study assessed business intelligence trend among CIOs. They found that more than four out of five CIOs see business intelligence and analytics as top priorities for their businesses as they seek ways to act upon the growing amounts of data that are now at their disposal.
IBM conducted the CIO Study over a four month period from October 2010 to January 2011 and involved more than 3,000 face-to-face interviews.
Here some other findings on recent business intelligence and other issues:
- Analytics and business intelligence hold the most interest in the chemical and petroleum, consumer products and healthcare industries, where 91, 89 and 86 percent of CIOs surveyed, respectively, cited it as part of their visionary plans to increase competitiveness over the next three to five years.
- 95 percent of CIOs in South America (excluding Brazil) and Canada see analytics and business intelligence as their competitive differentiator.
- Mobility solutions were identified most in the travel (91 percent), media and entertainment (86 percent) and energy and utilities (82 percent) industries.
- Risk management is a top issue in the finance and banking industries, where more than 80 percent of CIOs said they are focusing their attention
Enriching the BI discussion, I list some relevant readings from Amazon: