Five annual predictions for CIOs in 2012

The hot topic for CIOs in 2012 will be
helping businesses get a grip of the intellectual property that sits within
petabytes of enterprise data.

2012 Predictions for CIOs:

1. The end of traditional ETL. The market
will witness the introduction of innovative cloud-based data services that
eliminate the traditionally manually-laden process of extracting, transforming
and loading (ETL) data directly into a visualization platform for and by
business users. The obstacle to date has been a lack of interest from vendors
to develop the next generation of ETL tools that would eat into existing
consultancy-led revenue streams.

2. Web 3.0 enterprise data platforms
emerge. Customer demands for continued simplicity of managing data, infrastructure
and apps will spur the development of ubiquitous data platforms that marry
platform as a service, infrastructure as a service and software as a service.
Business and IT users will have a single online portal to facilitate on-demand
access to self-service tools to extract, transform and analyze from a
personalized hub enterprise data 24/7 without the support of service providers.

3. Enterprise app stores become hot
property. The consumerization of business-to-business technology will
accelerate the launch of a plethora of new enterprise app stores. These stores
will provide end-users with iPhone app-like self-service BI tools including
instant data quality diagnostics, data profiling and data cleansing services.

4. IT implementations become strategic. Chief
information officers will increasingly embrace cloud computing in order to
become more strategic and relevant in an era when the management of data, not
infrastructure, will be the competitor differentiator for businesses. To be
seen as more than a tactical help desk, IT departments will move up the value
chain and become smaller yet more strategic in their skillset and approach.

5. Organizations add third-powers to cubes.
In an era of big data, the traditional data cube has outlived its efficacy. Traditional
data cubes lack the capability to permit business users to manipulate (and
interact with) large quantities of data on the fly, thus severely limiting the
completeness and quality of enterprise data for analysis. 2012 will witness
organizations moving beyond defined data cubes and embracing radical dynamic
data cubes for real-time self-service data enrichment and big data analytics.

“Unlike the past few years, social media
technologies will be given a back seat as organizations return to the age old
problem of business intelligence. CIOs will be asked to find alternative
solutions to legacy reporting solutions which will provide decision-makers with
a centralized hub of on-demand information,” said Hugh Cox, chief innovation
officer, Rosslyn Analytics

Rosslyn Analytics is a provider of
one-click data discovery and business intelligence software. These predictions
have been developed based on conversations with customers, partners and
industry experts.

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