Business Intelligence Adoption Trends and Economic Experiences

October, 2008


Nearly 60% of organizations are investing in BI initiatives this year. Yet, obtaining a positive return on investment is not easy. This study provides technology adoption statistics and reports on the ROI and TCO experiences of organizations that have implemented BI solutions, based on our most recent annual survey of over 200 IT organizations. The results are presented for the entire sample and by organization size and sector. We conclude with precautions that IT managers should take to control the total cost of ownership for business intelligence applications. (7 pp., 12 figs.)
[Executive Summary]