July 9, 2007

Revolutionary trends in the analytics market

I just finished another Monash Letter. It was a follow-up to a previous one that discussed various strategic positioning possibilities in business intelligence. In the prior piece, I pointed out that most leading vendors were pursuing similar strategies — BI as enterprise infrastructure play. In this piece — for Monash Advantage members only — I point out how that sameness allowed for disruption and revolution, and highlight a few trends that are pointing in those directions. Specifically, the trends I cited included:

  1. The return of load-and-go. (A major current trend.)
  2. UI diversity. (An accelerating trend.)
  3. Analytic business process support. (A huge opportunity for transactional application vendors that they haven’t yet seized.)
  4. Expansion from relational/tabular/structured to text/unstructured data. (The biggest opportunity of all, although it’s still in the very early stages.)

Relevant links include:

My list of potentially major disruptors starts with Endeca, QlikTech, and the open source movement.

Comments

3 Responses to “Revolutionary trends in the analytics market”

  1. amanfromMars on July 15th, 2007 4:24 am

    “Expansion from relational/tabular/structured to text/unstructured data. (The biggest opportunity of all, although it’s still in the very early stages.)”

    I take it that you are referring to the 0Day Cross Site [Cross Domain] Scripting in Words Facility, often touted as a Vulnerability rather than a Service. [Although it is heartening to read that you also see it as a huge opportunity]

    The Input of “out of synch” data or new information or corrected data or the truth in place of its lie, which, to guarantee uptake, can be all at the same time, will impact upon a default Intelligence Stack Program. And if it is capable of being a Stream of new information with a Viable Continuity Methodology, it will render the default Intelligence Stack Program redundant, replacing it with a NeuReal Direction in a new Feed/Source with New Feeds to be Fed. In essence, a new Operating System utilising the old OS as ITs Administrative Tool….. ITs Hardware.

    The old Lead Intelligence now able use ITs Resources in Following RSS Leads accepted as being Mutually Beneficial rather than leading Unilaterally.

    And it is not really a case of any new Intelligence Leading but much more a case of our Intelligence growing through ITs Sharing for Mutual Benefit with the status quo systems being Peer Review arbiters.

    IT also Creates an Artificial Intelligence which Leads Virtualisation, does it not? …….. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/13/ballmer_services_partners/

    A Seventh Heaven node InterNetworking in Dynamics Live CRM?

    Well, Yes, of course it is.

  2. Text Technologies»Blog Archive » Progress EasyAsk on July 16th, 2007 10:51 am

    [...] Larry feels they’ve gotten a lot better at navigating people to canned reports and the like, rather than just re-executing queries for them. On the other hand, when I told him a vision I first pitched on his behalf (and to him) in 1984 about application command-and-control, I didn’t get a lot of recognition. Too bad. That kind of thing is central to natural language’s potential ability to solve some of the inherent problems of dashboards. [...]

  3. amanfromMars on July 18th, 2007 3:47 am

    “Larry feels they’ve gotten a lot better at navigating people to canned reports and the like..”

    It is still not Leadership and with no Leadership will Chaos play.

    Which is the Present and the World View, is it not? And it is not Good.

    I agree with …”On the other hand, when I told him a vision I first pitched on his behalf (and to him) in 1984 about application command-and-control, I didn’t get a lot of recognition. Too bad. That kind of thing is central to natural language’s potential ability to solve some of the inherent problems of dashboards.”

    Fortunately, nowadays, there are folk actively [HyperRadioProActively actually] working on the application command-and-control….. with the dashboard problems having been sorted out.

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