Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Holidays From Dresner Advisory Services

Dear Friends,

At this time of year, as we pause and reflect on 2010, we want to thank you for all your support and wish you the very best of the holiday season and a very Happy New Year!

Howard Dresner

Chief Research Officer
Dresner Advisory Services

Friday, December 17, 2010

Updated Mobile Business Intelligence Market Study and Our Research Agenda for 2011

Hello Folks!

I would like to start off with best wishes for the holiday season and the upcoming New Year.

2011 looks promising and we've developed a fairly ambitious research agenda to match.

EMA Partnership:
Many of you probably read the posting here and the press release announcing our partnership with EMA Research to conduct a study focused on Business Intelligence Professional Service Providers. That effort is already underway, with a targeted release for late winter 2011.

Updated Mobile BI Market Study
Simultaneously, I am working on an update to our recent Mobile Business Intelligence Market Study. The original research was done last summer and much has changed since then. In this updated study, we're taking a close look at how things have changed in past six months. We're working with a number of the original respondents for before and after comparisons and are also conducting some in-depth interviews.

We're also re-surveying all of the vendors to understand how their mobile capabilities have evolved in the past six months.

We've also added some new questions - including the relationship to Cloud Computing, device vs. server data storage, and the percentage of population that will be using Mobile BI - exclusively in 2 years.

We've also asked about some new platforms - including the RIM BlackPad, Windows 7 Phone and Android Tablets.

Here's a preliminary chart from the updated study:

You'll be hearing much more about this important research over the course of the next month - including scheduled webinars and
how to obtain the findings.

Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study - 2011 Edition:
Once the Mobile BI Market Study has been published at the end of January, we'll kick off the next cycle of our Annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study. As with last year, we will analyze key industry trends and will stack-rank all of the relevant BI vendors.

I expect the 2011 Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study to be released in early to mid Spring. 2011

More Research TBA:
After Wisdom of Crowds, I am hopeful that we'll be able to get one more study done (topic TBA) in either the late Spring/early Summer or early Fall before we begin the next cycle of our Annual BI Professional Services Study.

So, as you can see it will be a very busy 2011!



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Partnership with EMA Research

Hello Folks!

I am pleased to officially announce our partnership with EMA Research to delivery our next research study focused on Business Intelligence Professional Services.

Here's the text from the press release:

Enterprise Management Associates and Dresner Advisory Services, LLC Partner to Deliver Research

– Wed Dec 1, 4:30 pm ET
The combination of these firms bring together decades of business intelligence knowledge and proven research methodologies.

Boulder, CO (Vocus) December 1, 2010

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, has announced a partnership with Dresner Advisory Services, LLC, a leading independent advisory firm, to deliver the Annual Business Intelligence Professional Services Market Study.

The combination of EMA and Dresner Advisory Services, LLC brings together decades of business intelligence knowledge and proven research methodologies. The study will focus on rating and ranking the leading business intelligence professional services firms on measures of performance, expertise and value, while bringing to light important market and technology trends, industry challenges and evolving market opportunities.

“Understanding the needs of the market are critical for any professional services firm as they strive to differentiate themselves and expand in the current market.” said Howard Dresner, president and founder of Dresner Advisory Service, LLC.

Shawn Rogers, vice president of research business intelligence at Enterprise Management Associates added, “We believe this research to be the first of its kind, delivering value to all participants: the end user community who are planning business intelligence projects and the suppliers of services.”

The Annual Business Intelligence Professional Services Market Study is scheduled for release in late winter 2010. For more information on this important research study, please contact Mr. Rogers or Mr. Dresner directly.

Enterprise Management Associates
Shawn Rogers
+1.3030.543.9500 x – 122

Dresner Advisory Services, LLC
Howard Dresner

About Enterprise Management Associates
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at or You can also follow EMA on Twitter at

About Dresner Advisory Services, LLC
As president and founder of Dresner Advisory Services, Howard Dresner is one of the foremost leaders in Business Intelligence and Performance Management, having published two books on the topic, including his most recent title: "Profiles in Performance - Business Intelligence Journeys and the Roadmap for Change" (John Wiley & Sons) A veteran market analyst, prior to his current role Howard was a Research Fellow and lead BI analyst for 13 years at Gartner. Visit for more information.
Raleigh Gould
Enterprise Management Associates
303-543-9500 x-105
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