Brust says BI pros hoping to move their organizations to Microsoft solutions face an uphill climb, ironically because many of the incumbent solutions are so expensive. Companies, Brust noted, are not anxious to retire BI stacks they spent fantastic sums of money acquiring in the first place. Microsoft's ace in the hole, however, is it's robust interop capability, which allows users to employ Redmond solutions on top of and alongside many existing BI and data infrastructures.
There was little question that Brust feels Microsoft has done an outstanding job assembling a first-class BI solution stack, praising the power, integration and performance of Microsoft's solutions. He noted that Microsoft has a very strong story to tell, with a logical collection of well integrated solutions and a robust community of third-party providers that address the BI waterfront. By contrast, competitors like IBM and SAP are still working to digest major BI acquisitions. Still, he cautioned attendees against dismissing competing solution stacks, noting that these companies are moving quickly to integrate some very impressive capabilities.
Posted by Michael Desmond on 06/09/2010 at 1:15 PM
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