Business Intelligence

Forrester defines the business intelligence (BI) market as a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that leverage the output of information management processes for analysis, reporting, performance management, and information delivery. Research coverage includes executive dashboards as well as query and reporting tools.

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  • Business Intelligence
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Forrester's 10-Step Methodology For Shortlisting BI Vendors

    Tools And Technology: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Business intelligence (BI) is a runaway locomotive that keeps picking up speed in terms of enterprise interest, adoption, and spending levels. The result: there are now more than 50 vendors in the...

    • Downloads: 626
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2016: The Path From Data To Action For Marketers

    How Marketers Will Elevate Systems Of Insight

    The ballooning scale and diversity of customer data in 2016 will provide rich new sources of insight, equipping firms to engage with customers in novel ways and disrupt entire industries. But...

    • Downloads: 160
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2016: The Path From Data To Action For Technologists

    How Technology Managers Will Elevate Systems Of Insight

    The blistering speed of change in data and analytics will heat up more in 2016, making it harder than ever for enterprise architects and technology managers to make sense of it all. In this brief,...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Four Data Visualization Design Steps Help Turn Business Insights Into Action More Effectively

    As data volumes and information complexity skyrocket, business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools have added data visualization capabilities, helping users move from insights to action by...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Data Visualization Unlocks The Value Of Business Insights

    Have you ever wondered what's behind the age-old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words? How does that translate in practice into the world of data visualization? While there are many...

    • Downloads: 84
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Four Things Data Scientists Wish You Knew

    Get The Most Out Of Your Data Science Investments

    In a business environment increasingly characterized by the imperative to use deeper insights to engage customers and outpace competitors, data science is a hot topic. But data science is very...

    • Downloads: 232
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Drive Business Insight With Effective BI Strategy

    Road Map: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    How does an enterprise make sense of operations, logistics, and finances? There's just too much information for any one person to process. So it's business intelligence (BI) to the rescue! But how...

    • Downloads: 2391
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: AWS QuickSight Will Disrupt Business Intelligence And Analytics

    The New Cloud-Based Platform Makes Sense For Some AD&D Pros, But Not All

    There's a new 800-pound gorilla in the business intelligence (BI) and analytics room. QuickSight, a new offering from Amazon Web Services (AWS), will disrupt the analysis and data visualization areas...

    • Downloads: 164
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Why Data-Driven Aspirations Fail

    Our Annual State Of Strategic Planning, EA, And PMO Online Survey Shows Why Architects' Data-Driven Aspirations Will Underdeliver

    Data-driven hopes are high. Forrester's Q3 2015 Global State Of Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architecture, And PMO Online Survey indicates that a large majority of enterprise architecture (EA)...

    • Downloads: 225
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2015

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of Agile business intelligence (BI) vendors, we identified the 13 most significant software providers in the category —Birst, GoodData, IBM, Information...

    • Downloads: 375
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: People Analytics Will Digitize Staffing

    New Tools Help CIOs Find And Retain Tech Talent

    There is a conundrum in the tech talent market: CIOs cannot find enough of the right talent and have difficulty retaining the staff they have. The age of the customer is making the problem even...

    • Downloads: 87
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Maximize Your Chances Of Business Intelligence Success In A Customer-Centric World

    Processes: The Business Intelligence Playbook For 2015

    What can you do to make sure that your business intelligence (BI) initiative doesn't end up on the scrap heap of failed projects? Seeking answers to this question isn't unique to BI projects —...

    • Downloads: 966
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Search And Knowledge Discovery Solutions, Q3 2015

    Data-Driven Business Imperatives Make Search More Critical Than Ever Before

    Welcome to modern enterprise search. These solutions have evolved well beyond simple keyword search to provide contextual searches that provide more relevant results and valuable knowledge that can...

    • Downloads: 269
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Q&A: Locate Answers To Five Key Spatial Analytics Questions

    We've all become used to the power of understanding "where," whether it's through using a location-enabled app on a smartphone or seeing corporate data displayed on a map in a dashboard. But how do...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Top 10 Technology Trends To Watch: 2016 To 2018

    The Age Of The Customer Will Drive Firms To Increase Their Investments In End-To-End Technology Solutions

    Five years into the age of the customer, investments in mobile, cloud, big data, predictive analytics, and social technologies are booming. But unlike previous technology cycles, tech investments...

    • Downloads: 1625
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A Machine Learning Primer For BT Professionals

    Big Data And Machine Learning Make Sci-Fi-Like App Experiences Possible Now

    Don't worry. You don't need a Ph.D. in computer science to use machine learning in your apps. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals can use machine learning to make their apps a...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Top Performers Appoint Chief Data Officers

    CIOs Must Partner With Their CDOs To Bridge The Data Maturity Gap

    There's a new kid in town, and it's the chief data officer (CDO). The new position arose from a growing awareness of the value of data and recognition of an inability to take advantage of the...

    • Downloads: 327
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: BI-On-Hadoop For Customer Insights

    Six Steps To Bridge The Worlds Of Business Intelligence And Big Data

    By the time you've inched closer to a complete view of your customers by integrating internal data, you are facing the next challenge of enriching this view with new external data sources like social...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use Forrester's BI Pricing Analysis To Negotiate Better Deals

    Embrace Forrester's Approach To Get More Value For Your Money

    Many business intelligence (BI) vendors do not publish list prices. Some do not even provide list prices under nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to their customers and prospects. Plus, BI pricing and...

    • Downloads: 112
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Reasons To (Or Not To) Modernize BI Platforms With Hadoop

    Some BI Challenges — Culture, People, Processes — Cannot Be Solved With Big Data

    Business intelligence (BI) and big data are two pieces of the same jigsaw puzzle — a mosaic of multiple technologies, processes, and best practices that transform data into information for...

    • Downloads: 152
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: BI And Analytics In The Cloud — What The CIO Needs To Know

    Making the right data available to the right people at the right time has long been more than an aspiration — it's a business necessity. Whether it's an interactive dashboard for executives or...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cities Reach A Coming Of Age, Not A Midlife Crisis

    After Years Of Smart City Hype, It's Finally All Systems Go

    For local governments, the hype around smart cities was deafening; the push to pilot was strong. Many cities were overwhelmed by both the potential opportunities and the very real challenges. In...

    • Downloads: 155
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:An Interview With The 2014 Turing Award Winner: Dr. Michael Stonebraker

    A Serial DBMS Entrepreneur Looks At Big Data

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) honors individuals for "major contributions of lasting importance to computing" with its annual A.M. Turing Award, sometimes referred to as "the Nobel...

    • Downloads: 80
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:New Technologies Emerge To Help Unearth Buyer Insight From Mountains Of B2B Data

    Determine Which Vendors To Work With By Matching Your Process Maturity To Desired Business Outcomes

    New technologies that can anticipate outcomes with a significant probability of accuracy can help B2B marketing professionals entice prospects, keep customers engaged, and justify their...

    • Downloads: 206
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Digitizing Operational Processes, Q2 2015

    A Digital Business Needs Operational Excellence To Drive Customer Experience

    As enterprises look to become customer-obsessed, digital initiatives have risen in priority. Investment in new mobile and online solutions has improved digital connections with customers — but...

    • Downloads: 357