No huge revelation that more small and midsize companies are turning to BI to make better business decisions. And no huge surprise that SMBs are ahead of large enterprises in their deployment of SaaS-based BI vs. more expensive on-premises software.

Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

November 12, 2008

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No huge revelation that more small and midsize companies are turning to BI to make better business decisions. And no huge surprise that SMBs are ahead of large enterprises in their deployment of SaaS-based BI vs. more expensive on-premises software.In fact, the wealth of stats presented by a new Aberdeen Group study, "Business Intelligence for the Small to Medium Sized Business" (free PDF), while insightful, jibe with much of what bMighty has been reporting for a while now.

So less of a question is if than is how. IMHO, that's where Aberdeen's survey of some 650 SMBs is the most insightful, detailing the steps they should take to better reap BI's benefits based on how far along they are on the adoption curve (based on time to information, utilization of BI assets, employee productivity, and cost-per-user of BI apps). Here's a synopsis of what you should be thinking about:

Laggards (30% of surveyed SMBs)

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About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/?page_id=534>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Clad-Java-Building-Secure-Applications/dp/0071835881> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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