These days, CIOs have been told their BI programs must: “Be agile! Analyze social media! Migrate to the cloud! Use Hadoop! Now!”
But as business intelligence (BI) experts from Cisco Systems Inc., General Electric, Caesar’s Entertainment Corp. and Schneider National Inc. attest, change doesn’t happen overnight, and some trends that seem like “must haves” simply aren’t. Together, they gave a candid view of what analytics and business intelligence will look like in the next two years.