Business intelligence (BI) is in the midst of a new wave of innovations. Ideas in the search space, software as a service, and real-time analytics are extending the reach of BI across the complete size spectrum of organizations. This article looks at these technologies and their impact on businesses.
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(such as Microsoft , SAP , IBM , and Oracle ) are rising above independent vendors (Business Objects and Cognos ). In addition to IBM''s acquisition of Cognos, Oracle''s purchase of Hyperion , and SAP''s acquisition of Business Objects, the BI road map of the software giant Microsoft poses a threat to all vendors in the small to medium business (SMB) market. Behind the myriad changes in the BI marketplace, major innovations in BI technologies have been afoot. In this article, we look at three recent