Gartner says predictive analytics are the hot BI topic.

April 23, 2012
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Rita Sallam, BI analyst for Gartner, says that the use of predictive analytics software will be pervasive by 2020. By pervasive, she means that three-quarters of all users will have access to predictive functionality. Today, that figure is less than one-third, while Sallam expects it to grow to half of the users in the next two years.

Rita Sallam, BI analyst for Gartner, says that the use of predictive analytics software will be pervasive by 2020. By pervasive, she means that three-quarters of all users will have access to predictive functionality. Today, that figure is less than one-third, while Sallam expects it to grow to half of the users in the next two years.

“Analytics is the combustion engine of business, and it will be necessary for organizations that want to grow, innovate and optimize efficiency. Given its far-reaching impact, it is one of the few software markets that thrive even in adversity.”

 
Interestingly, Rita points out that the idea of selecting a BI standard stack based on a particular mega-vendor may be a thing of the past, especially when it comes to predictive analytics software.

“A stack-centric mentality and single vendor standardization policies won’t cut it. Understand that your organization needs a portfolio of analytic capabilities.”

 
For more information, see this article from Enterprise Apps Today.