HP sees jump in business intelligence demand


11 Dec 2007

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HP increased the number of its customers for business intelligence services by 50pc in 2007, the company has revealed.

The number of business-intelligence “mega deals” — projects totalling more than US$1m in revenue — increased by 32pc.
Research from analyst firm Gartner has shown that business intelligence is the top spending priority for technology companies worldwide.

HP now has more than 2,000 business intelligence projects in operation, utilising the experience of 2,800 business intelligence practitioners. Many of HP’s diverse business intelligence services projects are delivered with partners such as Informatica, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP AG and SAS.

During 2007, HP expanded its portfolio with the completion of the acquisition of Knightsbridge Solutions LLC; rollout of the HP Neoview data warehouse platform; development of a business intelligence maturity model and complementary online BI Evolution Assessment to help organisations plan their progress; and the HP Integrated Archive Platform.

By Niall Byrne