Organizations awash with data seek opportunities to create useful business-oriented information. The proliferation of new data types, advancements in visualization technologies, explosion in styles, and variety of deployment options drives users to reevaluate their existing BI strategy.

In a survey of 79 enterprise CIOs in 2H 2010, Constellation Research uncovered the priorities for these next-generation of business savvy CIOs. CIOs who align with the Chief Intelligence Officer persona focus on establishing data standards and improving access. Most CIOs realize the role middleware plays in delivering the right long-term BI foundation. Strong middleware components reduce complexity and deliver agility in the BI system. Organizations planning for the long-term should choose enterprise class solutions built on solid middleware.

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