Gartner analyst Andreas Bitterer’s rarely-updated blog has gotten some recent attention because of his kerfuffle with Yves de Montcheuil of Talend. Reading same, I went on to notice another post by Andreas that captured my own feelings, to wit:
Sure, the BI market has enjoyed consistent growth, has seen a lot of action on the M&A front, technology has advanced significantly (I remember when gigabytes were considered wild), and yet we are still discussing same old business intelligence. I keep hearing vendors announce that the next version of their tool will be able to address that untapped market within their customer base, growing penetration beyond those 10-15% that are using BI today. I heard this 5 years ago already, but what has changed since then? Not much.
Of course, that post was probably met with considerable PR/AR outreach to the effect “I’m so glad you said that. OUR firm really IS different, and we’d love to tell you about how.”