Business Intelligence MegaTrends and What They Mean To You

A MegaTrend is a trend that has strong influence over the technical implementations and business processes of a wide range of user organizations. A number of MegaTrends are winding their way through business intelligence (BI), at the moment. For example, the most influential MegaTrend today is the increment movement toward real-time operation, as seen in operational BI and real-time management dashboards. Real time has already transformed reporting and will soon do the same to analytics. Making real-time information delivery a reality affects platforms for reporting, data integration, and data warehousing. But real-time technologies also enable new, fast-paced business practices.

Other influential MegaTrends include scaling up to and leveraging big data, increasing usage of advanced analytics, evolving team and organizational structures, shifting sponsorship and funding, complying with regulations, and deepening collaboration among diverse functional areas. In turn, MegaTrends force secondary trends in report design, data warehouse architecture, data management disciplines, and platform choices. And there are noteworthy trends that result from emerging technologies, such as mobile BI, data visualization, cloud platforms, and agile development methods.

Attendees will learn about:

  • What the most prominent trends are in BI today
  • How the MegaTrends affect multiple BI implementations and associated business processes
  • How the trends might affect you and your organization, so you can plan how you’ll embrace or resist them

Featured speakers: 

Philip Russom

Senior Manager, TDWI Research