I don’t mind long lines at trade show buffets. All else being equal, the length roughly equals attendance, which roughly indicates industry fizz. For an indicator, though, the analytics/business intelligence industry can do better than that.
How do we take the pulse? What if those who promote the technology, advise the clients, and build the systems actually measured their collective progress with a number? It would be an ongoing, forever-updating, simple benchmark. It would be the industry’s Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Four or five years ago, when the industry seemed simpler, I envisioned a number like this. Why not?
First hurdle: the lack of complete public data.… Read the rest “The Dow of BI”