From the post:
The technology consulting firm Gartner Group Inc. once precisely predicated that BI would be the hottest technology in 2012. The year of 2012 witnesses the sharp and substantial increase of BI. Unexpectedly, spreadsheet turns up to be the one developed and welcomed most, instead of the SAP BusinessObjects, IBM Cognos, QlikTech Qlikview, MicroStrateg, or TIBCO Spotfire. In facts, no matter it is in the aspect of total sales, customer base, or the increment, the spreadsheet is straight the top one.
Why the spreadsheet is still ruling the BI world?
See Jim’s post for the details but the bottom line was:
It is the low technical requirement, intuitive and flexible calculation capability, and business-expert-oriented easy solution to the 80% BI problems that makes the spreadsheet still rule the BI world.
How do you translate:
- low technical requirement
- intuitive and flexible calculation capacity (or its semantic equivalent)
- business-expert-oriented solution to the 80% of BI problems
into a topic map application?