Last week, I posted “Can Organizations Get Business Analytics Strategy Right?” which looked at a recent Gartner report that predicted that more than 70% of companies wouldn’t be able to successfully connect analytics and business strategy.
Gartner followed up this report with their 2012 CIO survey. One of the interesting findings was that business intelligence/business analytics jumped back up to the number one priority for CIOs after slipping to 5th place in 2011.
There are a number of reasons why this shift occurred: virtualization projects have wrapped up, or 2011 projects were more focused on cost savings vs. growth, for example. We thought it would be amusing to take a look at how the shift took place in the following video:
While this is a somewhat tongue in cheek look at the role analytics is playing for CIOs, and for that matter organizations in general, it does underscore a theme that the two Gartner reports keep coming back to: business analytics has the potential to play a major role in supporting and shaping business strategy.