Is Cognos Worth $5 Billion?By Lawrence Walsh | Posted 2007-11-12 Email Print
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Business intelligence software may be the next priceless differentiator in the enterprise competitive arsenal. It all depends on how they use these applications?IBM's purchase of Cognos and Oracle's pursuit of BEA Systems is a reflection of the anticipated demand by enterprises and SMB companies for business intelligence software.
Businesses of all sizes are turning to advanced business applications to mine data and make better decisions about their investments and revenue opportunities. Over the past several years, major software vendors have spent billions of dollars consolidating the market to create powerful portfolios of business intelligence offerings.
- IBM will acquire Cognos
- Oracle has acquired Seibel, JD Edwards, Hyperion and PeopleSoft
- Oracle is pursuing BEA Systems
- Microsoft acquired Great Plains
- SAP acquired Business Objects
Business intelligence is partly about the software used to refine raw data into actionable intelligence, but it's also about business processes and how people use the software and data it produces.
Baseline has followed the evolution of the business intelligence market and how enterprises are using these high-end software packages to improve their business. The following is a collection of the best of Baseline's business intelligence reports.