Good list of important trends in BI. I would add one additional element to the bullet about the influence of Web 2.0. The empowered consumer is driving the evolution of BI to Business Discovery. Because of web 2.0, people expect to be able to find whatever they need by searching; interact with others via social networking; and use--and participate in the creation of--intuitive analytic apps. What this means for BI is that business users want tools they can use to explore data and follow their own path to insight; ask and answer their own questions; and collaborate with others on decision-making. They want self-service.
Erica Driver, QlikTech