NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2013) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that the company ranked second out of all vendors surveyed in the second annual Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds® Cloud BI Market Study.

The study analyzed 13 vendors, a subset of those assessed in the recent 2013 Wisdom of Crowds® BI Market Study, in which Information Builders was ranked as a leader for the fourth consecutive year. The assessment was based upon the vendors' cloud BI features, architecture, and security. Information Builders was recognized for numerous product functionalities, including data visualization, end-user self-service, and interactive analysis, as well as for its support for public, private, and hybrid cloud deployment options.

In addition to vendor rankings, The Wisdom of Crowds® Cloud BI Market Study also used feedback from respondents across a wide spectrum of job functions, industry sectors, company sizes, and geographies to analyze key trends in the rapidly growing cloud BI market. Building on last year's findings, the analysis included year-over-year comparisons that revealed an increasing focus on cloud BI, with 35 percent of respondents indicating it as either a "critical" or "very important" area versus 31 percent in 2012. Information Builders is well positioned to meet this growing industry need with its Cloud Hosting Services offering. This global Platform-as-a-Service allows organizations to combine the benefits of the company's secure, scalable, and robust BI and analytics solutions with the flexibility and agility afforded by cloud delivery models. It also enables deployment of its BI platform in either a shared virtual environment or through dedicated private resources.

"The cloud BI market is a rapidly growing, dynamic area that holds huge potential for BI vendors and consumers alike," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer of Dresner Advisory Services. "As cloud adoption grows more prevalent across all areas of the enterprise, users will increasingly turn to the technology for the BI insight they depend on to influence decision-making and business processes. Vendors who focus on improving cloud support capabilities today stand to gain significantly from this trend." 

"The 2013 Dresner Cloud BI Market Study highlights the increasing impact of cloud computing on the BI landscape," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Information Builders has always strived to be at the forefront of the BI market, and we're honored by our high recognition in the Dresner report, as it underscores our commitment to flexibility and support for customer requirements, whether they're looking for a turnkey cloud-based solution or trying to incorporate BI and analytics into a preferred cloud platform."

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About Dresner Advisory Services
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About Information Builders
Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.

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