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Vice President, Research at Gartner, focusing on Data Management and Integration. Three decades in the IT Industry, most recently running his own IT Market Strategy, prior to that with Forrester as Senior Vice President, earlier with the Giga Information Group.

5 responses to “Decoding BI Market Share Numbers – Play Sudoku With Analysts”

  1. Jim Goodnight on Open Source- and why he is right -sigh | DECISION STATS
  2. SAS under pressure from Pentaho « James Dixon’s Blog

    [...] With open source presenting challenges in both SMB and emerging markets you might expect the growth of BI for the old guard companies to be rather flat – oh look [...]

  3. Quora

    Why is a pie chart worse than segmented bar chart?…

    Pie charts are a very good way to describe very little data in a graphical way. It can describe in a nice graphical way percentages of a few members. However, more than 3-4 members, and your eye has a difficult time telling the relation between the num…

  4. Gartner says – BI and analytics a $10.5 Bln market | Business Analytics 3.0

    [...] see this blog posting for an analysis of Gartner and IDC BI data:  http://www.enterpriseirregulars.com/22444/decoding-bi-market-share-numbers-%E2%80%93-play-sudoku-wit… [...]

  5. David

    I agree that market share analysis can be flawed, especially based on revenue. It would be nice to see an analysis on actual licensing or usage of BI within the industry.