Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Gartner: Business Intelligence (BI) is the top technology priority for 2009

Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, identifies the Top 10 strategic technologies for 2009, and Business Intelligence (BI) is the top technology priority, according the Gartner’s 2008 CIO survey.

According Gartner:
"Business Intelligence (BI), the top technology priority in Gartner’s 2008 CIO survey, can have a direct positive impact on a company’s business performance, dramatically improving its ability to accomplish its mission by making smarter decisions at every level of the business from corporate strategy to operational processes. BI is particularly strategic because it is directed toward business managers and knowledge workers who make up the pool of thinkers and decision makers that are tasked with running, growing and transforming the business. Tools that let these users make faster, better and more-informed decisions are particularly valuable in a difficult business environment."

The others top strategic technologies for 2009 include:
- Virtualization
- Cloud Computing
- Servers — Beyond Blades
- Web-Oriented Architectures
- EnterpriseMashups
- Specialized Systems
- Social Software and Social Networking
- Unified Communications
- Green IT

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