Dresner Advisory Services to Initiate 3rd Annual Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Survey

Annual Assessment of Vendors and Customers Will Uncover 2012 Technology and Deployment Trends

Nashua, New Hampshire, UNITED STATES

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2012) - Dresner Advisory Services today announced the opening of data collection for the 2012 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study®, an annual examination of the state of the business intelligence (BI) marketplace. The study is based on data collected on usage and deployment trends, products, and vendors. BI users in all roles and throughout all industries are invited to contribute their realities, plans, and perceptions of the BI market. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the study findings.

The 2012 report will build on previous years' research and will expand to include questions on the latest and emerging trends such as collaborative BI and BI in the cloud. It will also rank vendors and products, providing an important tool for organizations seeking to invest in BI solutions.

The survey can be found at www.wisdomsurvey.com and will remain open until April 2, 2012, at 5PM ET.

"There is no shortage of business intelligence market analysis and vendor rankings. Whereas other reports either only look at vendor product specifications or big picture trends, the Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study provides an accurate snapshot of today's BI reality from the point of view of the front line and anticipates the next hottest trends for BI usage and deployment," said Howard Dresner, Chief Research Officer at Dresner Advisory Services. "The other advantage is the inclusiveness of our research. The survey is open to all BI users, whether in IT or business, from any department, vertical market, or geography, resulting in a rich and diverse sample of BI opinions."

Dresner will use his weekly #BIWisdom Twitter tweet chat, held every Friday at 1PM ET, to begin to share information related to this study, beginning on February 17. BI users, both IT and business, are invited to participate to share their experiences first hand. Added Mr. Dresner, "This is the chance for all users to make their voice heard, to participate in a modern day water cooler discussion of actual BI deployments and planned BI usage."

About Dresner Advisory Services
Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI) and Performance Management (EPM).

About Howard Dresner
Howard Dresner is Chief Research Officer at Dresner Advisory Services, LLC, an independent advisory firm and a well-known authority and author in the areas of Business Intelligence and Performance Management.

Howard has over 30 years of IT industry experience with 23 years in the Business Intelligence market. He spent 13 years at Gartner, where he was a Research Fellow and Lead Analyst for BI. He also served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hyperion Solutions prior to forming Dresner Advisory Services.

Howard is a frequent speaker around the globe and has published two books on business intelligence: Profiles in Performance -- Business Intelligence Journeys and the Roadmap for Change (John Wiley & Sons, November 2009) and The Performance Management Revolution: Business Results through Insight and Action (John Wiley & Sons, November 2007).

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