A Microsoft survey of IT decision makers in Singapore showed that Business Intelligence tools is one of the top IT priorities for 2012, where IT managers are pushing for pervasive BI usage across organizations. The survey, conducted in October 2011, polled 100 IT decision makers and executives as part of the Microsoft Business Intelligence Roadshow 2011.
The Microsoft Singapore BI Survey 2011’s findings revealed that a majority of IT managers and executives (75%) agree that business intelligence (BI) is one of their top IT priorities in 2012, and a resounding 97% of respondents felt that BI tools should be used pervasively across the organization.
Other key findings include:
- IT Managers and executives said that investments towards BI tools should help with financial performance insights, followed by resource management insights and then ability to drive business agility
- BI tools are typically under-utilized with only 3% of respondents saying that it is adopted across the entire organization
- 54% of respondents polled said that they are already taking steps to managed self-service BI, enabling knowledge workers have instant access to business insights at strategic, tactical or even operational levels