Business Intelligence Files
In this edition of the Technical Journal, I wanted to take a moment away from details of new Oracle BI products and instead take a look at what’s going on in the wider world of business intelligence, OLAP, and performance management. Developers who have been working in the field of business intelligence for several years may be aware of Nigel Pendse, an industry analyst from the UK who
has covered the OLAP, business intelligence, and performance management industry since the 1980s. Pendse is best known for the “OLAP Report” Web site and “The BI Survey,” an annual survey of business intelligence tools customers, implementers, and vendors, which in the past year has come together into a combined Web site called “The BI Verdict” (http://www.biverdict.com).