Business Intelligence Spending Seen Picking Up

Business Intelligence Spending Seen Picking Up

By W. Gardner

Spending on business intelligence (BI) in IT departments is picking up steam, two market research reports said Thursday.

Ventana Research said its survey of 320 firms revealed that adoption and plans for adoption for open source BI is progressing more rapidly than previously understood.

“Eighty-three percent of organizations are considering, are in the process of deploying, or have already implemented open source BI,” the Ventana announcement stated. “Only four percent of respondents said they would not deploy more open source BI in the future based on their current experience.”

Intelligent Enterprise Magazine: Business Intelligence Spending Seen Picking Up

Tech-worker gap

Nuclear winter is over in the high-tech job market.

Software developers, design and systems engineers, network administrators and others are finding companies with a slew of openings eager to make offers and willing to negotiate better pay and benefits.

Online job postings in Phoenix alone top 3,000 and classified ads proliferate, a huge change from 2001-02, when the information-technology industry went through a cold, brutal shakedown.

“That winter has thawed, and we are definitely into … Tech-worker gap