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December 24, 2007updated 19 Aug 2016 10:08am

Looking back on 2007, and towards 2008

So 2007 will be remembered for BI consolidation: Cognos buying Applix, Oracle buying Hyperion, SAP buying Business Objects and IBM buying Cognos. That and the iPhone hype, of course.What will 2008 have in store for enterprise IT? My three big

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So 2007 will be remembered for BI consolidation: Cognos buying Applix, Oracle buying Hyperion, SAP buying Business Objects and IBM buying Cognos. That and the iPhone hype, of course.

What will 2008 have in store for enterprise IT? My three big predictions are that you’ll hear a lot more about ‘green IT’, business process management (BPM), and performance management (PM).

Companies will still be doing SOA, but they’ll in many cases be looking to BPM as a veneer on top of their SOA to give business people more power over their own systems and to free up the IT department a little.

Everyone will come out with a ‘green’ IT angle, even the least efficient, most polluting equipment providers.

And finally, the platform companies that bought all the BI players will start making a lot of noise about performance management, which some might call the next phase in BI. Taking the power of BI and making it a little easier to use, and a little more tailored to the real needs of the business professional.

Whatever 2008 holds, I wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year!

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